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I've got a 1988 LT4WD that I am working on. It sat for almost two decades in a shed, so I replaced both the carb and the fuel pump (Pump was rusty, carb was ok, but had a pin hole in the bowl itself?). Now, I went el cheapo and I replaced BOTH with Chinese aftermarket Carb and Fuel pump. Now is where it gets confusing:
So I did this SAME thing on my other Quad, a 1988 LT300E. They take the same PN carb, and a similar fuel pump, (One has a 90 degree bend in the vacuum port). I've been battling the four wheeler a bit with some electrical issues, but I noticed that at idle it runs GREAT when I gravity feed fuel from a burp can into the fuel bowl of the carb... But as soon as I put it on the fuel pump from the tank, it idles EXTREMELY low and smokes a little. To me, this indicated that the carb itself was running rich. I adjusted it a little on the LT300e, but I could never seem to get it right, it still will slowly die at idle when warm, but ironically if I CHOKE the motor, it'll start up and run. I dont know if this is because the RPM increases? But the quad will run around the yard great at RPM and then die at idle.
Now, the LT4WD. I ended up with a faulty fuel pump for my second (I think the spring isn't seated inside as I can hear one rattling around) so when I installed it it WOULD NOT pump fuel. So I ended up swapping the LT300 pump onto the LT4WD. Boom, pumps fuel. I put it all back together and got my tires on. I ran it around my yard and it exhibits the SAME symptoms as the LT300e! It will run around at RPM, but it will not stay running at idle, it drops realllllly low RPM and will start smoking a little as if its running rich. Again, when I ran it with the fuel pump OFF I didn't have this issue.
In my head I'm thinking it would be a mixture screw OR float issue... But the mixture screw doesn't seem to help me on either, and the bowls are not over flowing (I checked both overflow lines). Is there something I'm missing here thats obvious? Is there a vacuum line or something I missed? Maybe some configuration or something I missed? I reviewed the manual and nothing stood out to me.
Conclusion: Two different Suzuki fourwheelers, two different carbs (Both are chinese Ebay carbs) that BOTH run well when I mainline fuel from a drip can INTO the bowls, BOTH do not keep idle and seem to run extremely rich as they run great at RPM but slowly die at idle. Adjustment screws, idle screws be damned.
I ended up ordering a new Suzuki OEM fuel pump for ~90$ just to have it and see if it makes a difference. Any advice here though would be SUPER appreciated!
Do the small 50cc's have a way to set the speed. Im wanting to get one for my kid and i need to set it to go slow. I know the chinese knock off fourwheelers do but i dont really want one of those
Hope everyone is having a great weekend,
While riding my quad just quit, I mean dead. No life on the dash, no crank and obesity no start.
Had a quick look under the plastic, batt reading 12.7v power at the key switch.
Changed the power pack, still no luck.
Anyone else have similar problems?
I don't see a fuse box/panel, is there fusible links in the system? If so where di I start looking?
This is something I'm extremely curious about. Has anyone ever attempted to buy a quad (or any other vehicle) from an impound lot? I've always wondered if this could be a bargain, or a waste of time. Google searches do turn up some helpful results. Looks like the state of NJ holds auctions online which I'd be a bit hesitant about.
My online searches haven't really turned up any results of anyone buying an ATV this way. I'd be really curious if anyone tried this, or knows someone who has. I've actually found a couple pages with online auctions for my state, but none had ATVs.
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