How do you tell if a carburetor is rich or lean?
Typical symptoms of a rich mixture are:
- Poor fuel economy.
- Sluggish acceleration.
- Choke not needed from cold starts.
- Sooty or black spark plugs.
- Sooty or black muffler end pipes.
- Strong smell of gasoline when the machine is at idle.
- Uneven running (will often slow from regular idle rpms and then stop)
Which way is lean and rich?
When an air/fuel mixture has too much fuel, it is rich. When there is not enough fuel, it is lean. An AFR higher than stoich = lean. An AFR lower than stoich = rich.
Why is my two stroke smoking so much?
There are a few reasons a 2 stroke can smoke more than normal: The fuel mixture is too rich. The oil/fuel mixture is too heavy on oil. The power valve (if you have one) is dirty.
How do you adjust a small carburetor?
Turn the high speed or main jet screw clockwise until the engine begins to slow. Then, turn the screw the other way until the engine begins to slow. Turn the screw back to the midpoint. Once adjusted, check engine acceleration by moving the throttle from idle to fast.
Which way do you turn a mixture screw?
On most carburetors, turning the mixture screw in (clockwise) leans the mixture, while counterclockwise (out) enriches the mixture. Initially, if the engine stumbles or the vacuum drops when turning the mixture screw in, turn both screws out about a -turn and evaluate the results.
What color should a 2 stroke spark plug be?
In general, a light tan/gray color tells you that the spark plug is operating at optimum temperature and that the engine is in good condition.