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Good Morning All!,
After a significant amount of reading and tinkering, I'm stumped. We have a pair of Arctic Cat DVX 90s (4-stroke), and one of them runs very rich at wide open throttle. I've cleaned the carb (which was installed new last year), verified the main jet (80) to be per the original spec, installed a new air filter, tried a hotter spark plug (CR6HSA), and adjusted the valves (tightened a modest 0.0005" but improved starting). The hotter spark plug may have help just a bit, but not appreciably.
Just for fun, I swapped the CDI between machines, and that didn't help either.
Fouling plugs very quickly, but not to the point the machine will not run or start. [black instantly]
Logically, I assume I'm revving out, but the other machine doesn't "stumble/blubber" anything like this one.
Should I try a smaller main jet?
Any ideas you guys may have would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance everyone.
By Dra O
posted a while back - it was running at one point - I have all the plastic shroud off - it's down to frame and engine now
-fuel pump: when line from petcock is attached, no fuel comes out other side to carb; the line to the carb is open (can blow through it); I thought when I cranked engine that the pump would spit out fuel on other side but it does not; I removed fuel pump and opened it up - diaphragm looks good - but internal areas had lotsa calcification build up - I cleaned this out and dried it good - the clear plastic pieces (?diaphragms) aren't broken - the spring w/ steel ball on end moves freely; am putting it back on tomorrow; but can anyone answer about the pump? isn't it supposed to pump fuel through it... to other side... to carb? puzzling
-along with fuel pump: I replaced petcock 3 weeks ago (gas tank had rusty fuel in bottom - cleaned it out prior to new petcock); when I turn petcock arrow NOT to on or reserve, fuel comes out of line; when I turn it to on or reserve, fuel doesn't come out; puzzling
-I don't know what's on back of fuel pump - it's a valve that has a hose coming out of it - looks like it goes to engine/carb - I haven't traced this out yet - what is it?
-can squirt gas on air filter and engine will run for 2-3 seconds then stop - fuel in top of carb (under diaphragm) does same
-it likely needs carb rebuild - will get to this - but something isn't allowing fuel to get from fuel pump to carb
-I THINK it has a mikuni model x carb - diaphragm is ID 26mm OD 68mm - hard to find inexpensive diaphragm, I guess because it's a model x
-last thing - I replaced solenoid due to old one clicking; I HAVE to be charging the battery or it won't start/turn over - battery just goes dead; but if charging, it'll turn over nicely; i'm guessing it's a bad battery
-any help appreciated - I've never owned an ATV before - inherited this beast from grandparent in-law
I rebuilt the carb on a 1989 350 Big Bear. This is a Gen 1 carb ( 2 cables running to throttle).
Quad starts and runs but I have fuel leaking from the air intake.
Is the float set to high / low?
Does the needle for the main jet need adjusting? I have it on the center groove ( 2 groves above and 2 groves below).
All jets are new, float and needle and seat are new.
Thanks for your help
By Ryan Foster
I am trying to find a used OEM cylinder for the above mentioned quad. I was told the current cylinder came from Amazon so I suspect its aftermarket china (made from recycled coat hangers and shopping carts.) Anyway, was looking at the parts list and they have 2 cylinders listed..
My engine case is stamped K403 230829 Trying to figure out what model I have. I see I have a K in there but....
I don't know what the differences are between the cylinders (the first one cost more). Anybody know how to decipher this?
I only have the engine, I don't have the frame to get the actual VIN.
Also, are there any marks on an OEM cylinder to differentiate it from aftermarket?
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