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Re: Honda Elite and choke  THOMAS KELLEY
 Sep 22, 2001 05:53 PDT 
Hi Joe,Thank you for the comeback.I think we are both alright on the
carb "problem".I was attempting to explain how I believe the system
works and TO NOT attempt to change anything.Sparkplugs R & R has no
effect and if changing the plug is supposed to fix something that has
nothing wrong with it,stay away from someone that does thinh that way. I
cannot find my Honda manual that explains that type choke,more like
"fuel /air enrichment system".Mine is just fine,just a matter of
understanding something different.I had thought of installing a small
light to indicate when system was on and off.Still may someday. I have
learned to not try to go fast for about the first minute of operation.
TOM K
May your day be blessed.       N. P. J. F.
78FA72D0 for <TOMKE-@webtv.net>; Sat, 22 Sep 2001 05:27:07 -0700
From: MacDo-@aol.com
Subject: Re: Honda Elite and choke
Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2001 08:26:29 EDT
Tom, just turning the key on will not have any effect on the choke of a Spree
or Elite as it is powered from the generator not the battery.
The choke on the Honda is very stable and normally would not require service.
The biggest problem is that the gas jet that feeds the choke is very small
and easily plugged with the smallest spec of dirt and cleaning can be
difficult if a spec get lodged in that tiny hole. The jet is so small and
placed in such a position that you cannot see light through the hole to
confirm it is open. I use carb cleaner from the inside of the bowl and see
if it goes through and fills up the small well on the other side. For a
stubborn one, I have a wire brush that has wire fine enough to go through the
hole.
Be careful cleaning this jet not to force something into it that would
enlarge the hole as that would result in too much extra fuel for the cold
engine and it would not run right until it is completely warm and the choke
closed.
For Tom, try a different carb bowl and see if it solves that cold running
problem.
For Matt, try a little carb cleaner in your gas tank before cleaning the carb.
Joe
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