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  1. Hey guys, I have been really busy so I haven't done anything on the quad till today, when I checked the valves, and both valves are working properly. I have tried pretty much everything I can think of. I am going to go through the carb and fuel pump once more, just to make sure they are working properly. If that does not work, should I pick up a new carb to try it out? Thanks!
  2. Thanks for pointing them out. Pretty funny I didn't know! This is the first small engine like this I have rebuilt, so bear with me. I have worked mostly on cars. I used very little RTV for that reason, and would be very supprized if any squeezed out.
  3. Do you mean the black rubber plug on the side of the cylinder?
  4. Yes, I cleaned the fuel pump. Haven't done anything with the petcock though. I know for sure that the carb/jets are cleaned out well. I will check the intake valve. Its a pain to have to take the head off again... Oxidized, the spark is bright blue, and for this small engine, should be strong enough. Thanks for the tips guys.
  5. I will get an adapter for my compression tester asap. To test the spark, I leave the plug in the boot, put it close to the frame, and turn it over. The spark idn't that strong, but it is enough to arc to the frame. (about 1/8")
  6. Yes, I am getting fuel. I have good spark, and as I said above, I have tried 2 plugs. I just re-built the cylinder, and am pozitive the timing is correct. It ran for about a month after re-building it and the timing was fine, so unless it slipped, I don't think that is the problem. It is the 250. I have a service manual for it, but the trouble shooting doesn't go very far beyond checking for spark and fuel.
  7. I just went and put dw-40 in the cylinder and still no change. Unfortionately I don't have an adapter for my compression tester that works with this small size plug, so I don't know what happened with the compression. It has always felt good, but I have never put a tester on it to make sure.
  8. When I re-built it, I put a new plug in, and it looked fine. Definately not fouled. I put the old plug back in to see if that was the problem, but it didn't make a difference.
  9. Hi, I have an old '88 LT-4WD, and it has been sitting for about 3 years. A few months ago, I re-built it, including cleaning the carb, changing all the oils, re-did alot of the electrical, bled the brakes and cleaned out the master cylinder, replaced the rings, valve seals, oil seal, and gaskets. (among many other things) It ran fine for awhile, but now it has trouble starting. For awhile it started with full throttle and the enricher down, but not even that works now. I have spend many hours trying to start it, and havent had any luck. I replaced the spark plug, (it had good spark, but may not have under compresion) I also took the carb apart again to see if somthing plugged the jets already, but they were fine. I am just baffled. Any idea's would be appreciated. Thanks! Mike
  10. I recently re-built a 88 suzuki, and if you have good spark, and your jets are clean, I would look at your enricher. Somtimes those old quads will not start without it. Make sure it can move up and down freely, and that it is connected to your enricher lever. Try starting it with full throttle. Also, if you are pull starting it, pull back the lever on the right side of the head.
  11. Hi, Could I get the "1987 - 1998 Suzuki quadrunner 250 kingquad 280 service manuel"? I am rebuilding a '88 LT4WD and it is almost done, but I cant figure out the wireing for the starter. Thanks alot! Mike

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