Hi All First post.
I started looking for a newish second hand petrol mower and ended up with a cylinder mower as a project!
First task is to get it running, it has spark, seems to have compression (large resistance change on recoil starter with spark plug fitted). The electric start works. but so far no signs of life from the engine.
So far I have stripped the carb and liberally used carb cleaner. However I have found thanks to this forum that my particular carb is very hard to clean and ultrasonic cleaning is really the only way.
One thing i have noted is when pulling the recoil starter with air cleaner off it spits out fuel, however does not leak fuel when left with tank valve open.
Could this be down to a blockage or is it more likely the intake valve is not closing properly?
Spark plug looked dry suggesting fuel isn't getting into the cylinder.
I'm also fairly unfamiliar with carbs if someone had a diagram of my carb labelling all the adjustment screws explaining what they do and what I should try to get it running.
Forgot to add carb is stamped with Mikuni Corp
I will post photos later