intermittent flooding

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by myharle, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. myharle

    myharle New Member

    Hello to everyone. I am new to this site. I found this site by accident and I like what I have read so far. Very imformative.

    this my second bike with the same motor and I have an intermittent problem with flooding. Sometimes all I have to do is turn the gas on orif not then allI might do is turn the choke on or if not then I might push the pump 1 or 2 times. This is before trying to start of course. But when I do get started the flooding stops or if turn gas off .Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated.


  2. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    Scroll down to the bottom of this page and check the Similar Threads.

    You might find an answer to your carb problems.

    If I was guessing.... I'd say you have a bit of dirt (gunk) keeping your needle valve from seating properly.
  3. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

    first, what engine do you have? 2 stroke, 4 stroke?
    what carb are you using?
    Is the engine mounted in the frame level?
    is the float bowl at an angle?

    it could be that your float needs to be adjusted lower, the float is sticking in the down position, or your float bowl is at too much of an angle.