nigel_d. Posted April 25, 2017 Share Posted April 25, 2017 (edited) 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. Nige Edited April 25, 2017 by nigel_d. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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