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)
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.
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.
How do you adjust carb mixture screws?
Locate the idle mixture screw and turn it clockwise until the needle lightly touches the seat. Then, turn the screw counterclockwise 1-1/2 turns. If your carburettor has a main jet adjustment screw at the base of the float bowl, turn the screw clockwise until you feel it just touch the seat inside the emulsion tube.