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Old 04-21-2019, 04:56 PM
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Default Clutch always engaged. High RPM

Predator 212, jet upgrade new muffler, I cant bring down the ideal any more. it keeps the clutch always engaged. this is the second one. so there is no way its that part.

What should i do next. help me!!!!
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Did you jet too rich and it’s acting as a partial choke? That will prevent it from idling all the way down
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Is your throttle cable too tight?
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If you can't get it to idle lower you can always get stiffer springs to increase engagement RPMs.
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If its idling to high, and your throttle valve is closing all the way, your mixture is too LEAN. this may be pilot jet or an air leak.

A rich mixture will cause stalling or low idle.
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If you can't get it to idle lower you can always get stiffer springs to increase engagement RPMs.
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thats like saying if you cannot turn the bedroom lights off you can always wear sunglasses in bed.

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Do you have a return spring on your gas pedal, or are you relying on the throttle spring on the engine to do that?

Have you messed with the governor to make it go faster?

Does it still idle high if you unhook the throttle cable?

Is the gasket between the carb and engine damaged, or the carb bolts a little loose? A small air leak behind the throttle plate can sometimes make it act like the throttle is sticking open, causing a lean condition and high idle.

Etc etc.

It's called the diagnostic process. Everything that could possibly cause this to happen, especially to 2 motors in a row, must be considered, checked, and eliminated as a possibility.
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Thanks for all the areas to check out. all the areas that gave me information
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You guys . Had be take everything apart. It was me my throttle linkage was to short. . Made a new one good to go. Also. Is there a easy way to make this thing start really easy for my wife?
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Sure:
perfectly adjusted carb,
nice clean air- and fuel filter as well as spark plug
good compression and
ideally fresh fuel
it'll pop right at the first pull.. second in damp cold climate.

Or short: a well maintained engine

Other than that: not really I'm afraid..

it's more a good technique than strength that's needed to pullstart an engine.
slowly pull that thing into compression stroke, release rope, then give it a firm pull
and if your engine is well enough maintained it should start right up.

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You guys . Had be take everything apart. It was me my throttle linkage was to short. . Made a new one good to go. Also. Is there a easy way to make this thing start really easy for my wife?
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OHOH!
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