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Engine over-revving at idle

PostPost by: Tmac897 » Mon Jul 01, 2024 5:49 pm

New engine rebuild. Engine starts fine, but immediately starts accelerating. Tach is not working yet, so hard to tell how fast it’s running. But obviously much faster than a normal idle speed. I’d estimate at least 3000 RPMs. I haven’t run it for more than a few seconds at a time yet, since no break-in yet.

Throttle cable seems to be installed properly. Idle speed adjustment seems fine. Idle mix at about 1 full turn.
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PostPost by: Hawksfield » Mon Jul 01, 2024 7:04 pm

Hi
Close the throttle stop to get started then you can adjust individual carbs and balance
Good luck thats if you have webers
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PostPost by: Tmac897 » Mon Jul 01, 2024 7:19 pm

Hawksfield wrote:Hi
Close the throttle stop to get started then you can adjust individual carbs and balance
Good luck thats if you have webers


Yes, I have Webers. Idle speed screw - don’t I feel like an idiot. :oops:
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