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Old 08-17-2012, 03:05 PM   #41
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I could probably plug the air intake as well... but now I'm imagining rubber corks getting sucked into the engine...

Maybe I'm just a fat, ham-fisted, suburbanite, and I should be happy with 60mpg? I just thought flogging it I should get 70, and milking it i'd get 90mpg.

I'm going to spend more time inspecting my drive train (belt) and looking over the ignition end of things.

Next time I have the carb off, I'll see if I can do the bystarter check as prescribed by the manual, but I'm not really sure how I'm going to draw a vacuum on that little hole that's 0.2mm in diameter on the engine side of the carb.

-Kevin
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