Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: NorthCentral Florida
(I wrote the following before reading your last post, so you definitely have a problem with your carburetor. Do as sfair suggests)
KD, I agree the carburetor is due for a good cleaning and adjustment, but reading your original post, one thought came to mind. On the surface it sounds like the carb bowl is filling up too slowly. Five minutes is a long time, so some gas is getting to the carb bowl. If your petcock has a "Prime" position, that position allows gas to free flow to the carb. Try the prime position and see what happens. If the engine runs normally, then there may be a problem with the petcock when in "Run" position. If the engine has the same problem in prime position, then remove the petcock rubber hose and check for free flow of gas. If there's just a trickle flowing, then I'd assume there's a restriction in the petcock itself or some crud in the tank fouling the petcock gas intake filter screens.
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Last edited by redfish; 02-03-2017 at 10:19 AM.