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About Brendon800

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  2. Okay, so I am REALLY slow with getting things done. I FINALLY got around to buying a set of feeler gauges and checked the valve lash, turns out the intake side was WAY off. This solved absolutely EVERY problem I have had with it. I also checked the exhaust side, and it seemed to smooth things out a little further, but the initial problem IS fixed. Thanks everyone!!! I could not be happier with my ride.
  3. Well, tried out the quad after gapping the spark plug properly, though I did see SOMEWHAT of a difference, the underlying problem still exists. Slight hills, steep hills, even level roads, it just seems to pick an inopportune time to cut out on me. Guess I will have to wait until I buy a book to figure out how to check and adjust the valve lash. Oh, I did check for air leaks with MAP gas, surprisingly, I could not find a single leak. I do not have the compression tester to check for that either. I can not complain THAT much, it DOES run, I just can not climb hills or try to give it full throttle without expecting problems. But just to put around, it is a great ride, LoL!
  4. The gap was ABOUT 0.20 and supposed to be 0.28. Hope that does the trick! Have to wait till tomorrow, it is raining something horrible and almost 1:00 am.
  5. I will most likely need a book to check for that. I was THINKING something like that, but was HOPING differently, LoL!
  6. Well, after messing with the float and the air/fuel screw(set at 2 3/4 turns out now) for a while, it is running a LITTLE better. Though, under heavy(ish) load, it still wants to cut out. I have had the carb apart quite a few times to check for sticking mechanisms and such, everything seems to be moving as they should. I have run compressed air through every channel, every jet, and even removed the emulsion tube and cleaned it. The only thing I have not done is replace the air filter. Though, nothing changes with or withOUT the air filter installed. I have tried different grades of gas, gas treatments, to no avail. It sickens me how well it idles, but when I REALLY need the power, it falls on its face. Maybe I have the float COMPLETELY wrong though. I have just been adjusting to see where it gets better at. I have no way of knowing what the float height is SUPPOSED to be. Being on disability, money is a bit tight, so a bit longer before I can buy a manual for the beast. Any help in the meantime is VERY MUCH appreciated. Thanks everyone!
  7. I pulled the float bowl apart, adjusted the float there is a NOTICEABLE improvement. I am going to tear it apart again and adjust it some more today to tweak it a bit more. I do have to look into a manual though, I have one for every vehicle I own, except for this one. Thanks for the help.
  8. Hate to wake up a thread this old, but I have a 2000 Arctic Cat 300 that seems to spit and sputter when climbing hills. Yesterday I decided to try something different...I was climbing a hill on which this happened before, when I got stuck(Because of it acting up), I turned the fuel valve to the off position, after about 30 seconds, it seemed to balance out and carry me the rest of the way up the hill. I really think it is loading up with fuel. Now, I am trying to figure out why. I would like to adjust the float height, but I have no clue what it is supposed to be set at. Any clue?
  9. Hi everyone. My name is Michael, I am from a small town around Central Pa. I recently bought a 2000 Arctic Cat 300 4WD with a couple problems and happened to find this place, so far it seems really nice here. I think I will be sticking around for a while.

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