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Bailey V5 tickover


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Intermittent  cutting out and poor starting had plagued my machine for several months. Cleaned pilot jet as suggested, apparently a common cause but didn't cure.

Turned out to be the black cloth covered tube from the inlet to fuel pump being perished and splitting at the manifold end. The problem went hidden for ages because the fuel pump still worked fine and the damned woven covering obscured it beautifully. What was happening of course was the small air leak upsets the mixture badly at tickover, but not sufficiently enough to stop the pump working. The machine was new November 2011 and had around 150 hours when the problem started.


Edited by nigel_d.
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