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1993 Jag lives!!!

After chasing my tail ending up finding the line inside the tank was the issue but ended up changing everything just to be safe. Can't believe the balls this thing has!!!!!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyT4TNxHf9c
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Nice gotta love an easy fix!
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Awesome! I feel the same way about my 1996. It scoots really good! It's a light sled. I'm amazing at how much different it feels vs. my 340 Puma two up; same chasis basically.

Have fun with it!

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I'd love to ride it but it doesn't appear that I'm going to see enough snow this year. Where I'm at, we haven't had a good snow for a few years now
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Yeah I gave up on riding this year too!
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That's a drag guys. We had a really bad winter last year. It finally picked up here in February. We had about 10-11" this past week...and are looking at 12"+ tomorrow into Monday.

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I picked up this same sled recently, same year. The previous owner said it was riding fine last year but couldn't get it going this year. I've cleaned the carb thoroughly. For the life of me I can't get it started/ running. I've had it started a couple times but only for a few seconds before it stalls. How many turns do you have the idle and air screws? Any other suggestions?
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Try one turn out on the air screws. Adjust the idle screws to get the idle RPM you want.

Most times, if it will start for a few seconds, it's a problem in the air or fuel passages to the pilot jet or the pilot jet. Sometimes you have to poke a small wire (a strand of cat-5 works fine) into all the holes to dislodge varnish that has built up. It's really bad if you have to use alcohol-infested fuel. That stuff is death on older carbs.

Are the plugs wet or dry when it won't start?

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Thanks for the quick reply, I'll double check the pilot and any build up I may have missed and reset the air screw.

The plugs are wet when it won't start.
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What is the compression?
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You may want to check the choke setting as well as the choke plungers. If the choke is too tight, the plungers can't bottom out and you will always be on choke. The bottom of the plunger is hard plastic and can get grooved so it won't seal. Either condition will give you a rich condition that can make starting hard. But like KC said, check compression, too. The sled should start with anything over 100 psi, but 110-120 would indicate very little wear in the rings.

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Give that carb a really good cleaning. Make sure the pilot jet passages are clean. If they aren't clean the sled won't idle. Had the same issue.

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Quick update. Today I cleaned the carb again paying close attention to the pilot and jet. There was a little gunk in there again so I drained the gas and put fresh gas in again and put new gas lines and a fuel filter. Set the air screw out 1 full turn and backed off the choke cable since it was set all the way in. It started up with just a few pulls and ran for a good 10 min! I'll let it sit there idling and it eventually stalled again. I let it sit for 10 min without making any changes and it started. But then it didn't want to stay running for more than a couple minutes so I tried to adjust the air screw but no luck. I tried adjusting the throttle cable, idle screw and air screw. Didn't seem to matter what I did, I would let it sit for a few minutes and it would run for a few minutes.

I don't think I'm getting the air,/ gas mix right. Should the throttle cable adjustment on top of the carb be set all the way in? It was when it ran the first time.

When it did run I gave it a little gas and it would bog down. But other times it wanted to rip away. Any ideas?

I'm gonna get a compression tester tomorrow.

Have a 18 inch snow storm headed my way!
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Mine was very similar. Ended up being a few things. The 2 biggies were the seals were shot and the weight on the end of the fuel line fell off. I thought it couldn't have been the fuel line because I pulled it out and put a new weight on it. Here it literally cracked where I slid the weight on. So, I replaced 100% of every line I could fine so as to rule everything else out. Paid off!
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