Poor man riding a cheap sled, I like that. We should start a club ha ha.
Mrholmquist is right to check compression first. But I've felt sure that it's fuel delivery. I'll check compression as soon as the recoil stater parts and repair manual arrive. I suppose at higher rpm's that it's possible Im getting blowby.
In the meantime, I pulled the gas tank and found nothing blocking the screen at the end of the pickup tube. But, what I did find was the rubber grommet that seals the fuel return line to the tank is not too good. Also, the tank vent is super small and seemed alittle restrictive.
That leads me to my next question: Is the fuel pump a push/pull type ? Im supposing the whole system is pressurized, even the tank ??
cheap guy riding a poor sled