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A choke valve/cable is designed to restrict the flow of air in the carburettor of an engine. This helps enrich the fuel-air mixture, improving the ability to start an engine in low temperature conditions.
2-stroke engines don`t have a camshaft, nor do they have valves, as you would find in a 4-stroke. Instead, they feature a sleeve valve system where two permanently-open ports exist adjacent to each other in the cylinder wall. These are known as the exhaust port and the inlet port.
Pulling the choke lever provides proper fuel-starting mixture when the engine is cold. When attempting to start a cold engine, pull the choke lever outward to close. Slowly return the choke to the open position as the engine warms. Leave the choke in the OFF/OPEN position when starting or restarting a warm engine.
The choke valve will be the first butterfly valve you see when removing the air filter. This valve should be closed because the engine is cool.
If the carburetor is new or has been rebuilt, you should set it to “factory” adjustment. You can do so by adjusting the idle mixture screws to 1.5-2 turns out, and the idle speed screw to 1-1.5 turns in. Warm the Engine Up. The engine`s running temperature directly correlates with proper air and fuel mixtures.
Honda ATAC

At low RPM a centrifugal crankshaft driven gear opens the valve into a small chamber and increases the volume of the exhaust by allowing the exhaust gases to flow through the chamber. At high RPM the ATAC valve is closed and the exhaust simply exits into the expansion chamber.

Standard uniflow-scavenged two-strokes have intake ports that are controlled by the piston and four valves in the cylinder head that are used to manage the exhaust flow.
Running a 2-cycle with the wrong fuel to oil mixture can cause severe damage to your engine. Running the machine without any oil mixed in the fuel can cause severe damage to your equipment within just minutes. This damage is generally very costly to repair and is usually irreparable.
Gasoline that is 89 octane or higher is specifically recommended in engines that are two stroke and air cooled. Gasoline may contain a MAXIMUM of 10% Ethanol. Two stroke air cooled engines are approved to use a 87 octane rated clean gasoline in emergency situations.
With the choke on, the fuel blasts its way in and provides the carburetor with the fuel it needs. While this is relatively safe and doesn`t harm any of the internal parts of the bike, it does lead to higher consumption of fuel.
If they are still choking, give up to 5 abdominal thrusts: hold around the waist and pull inwards and upwards above their belly button. Abdominal thrusts squeeze the air out of the lungs and may dislodge the blockage.
Working of carburetor choke – open or closed position

Normally choke will be in open position, in which valve is parallel to the air flow, and has no effect on the air flow. When choke is actuated by mechanical or by pneumatic method, it rotates an angle restrict the air flow (closed position).

Choke valves are important for naturally-aspirated gasoline engines because small droplets of gasoline do not evaporate well within a cold engine.
This method involves looking at the base of the spark plug insulator (white part of the plug) for a slight coloring on the insulator just above where the insulator comes through the steel case. If the mixture is too lean, it will leave no color, while a rich mixture will cause the fuel ring to become more prominent.
An engine with a carb that is too big will put out less Torque and Horsepower . It will be difficult to drive due to poor low-end torque. If you drag race your car, an oversized carb will produce slow 60 ft. times.
(A too-large main jet also mimics this symptom.) – The engine runs hot, knocks, pings and overheats. – The engine surges or hunts when cruising at part-throttle. – Popping or spitting through the carb occurs when the throttle is opened.
Your pilot jet (or slow jet) controls the idle circuit, or from zero to one-quarter throttle opening. The pilot jet and airscrew control the amount of fuel and air going into the engine at slow engine speeds.
Use a 40:1 two-cycle oil mix ratio. One gallon of gasoline combined with 3.2 oz of two-cycle engine oil. Unsure of the age of your equipment? Use the 40:1 mixture.
Find the adjustment screws on the front of the carburetor.

There should be two screws on the front of the carburetor, which are used to adjust the air and fuel mixture. These often look like flat-head screws, and you can use a screwdriver to turn them, adjusting the amount of fuel and air mixing in the carb.

Intake Stroke – The inlet valve is opened and the fuel/air mixture is drawn in as the piston travels down. 2. Compression Stroke – The inlet valve is closed and the piston travels back up the cylinder compressing the fuel/air mixture.
During the expansion or power stroke, the high-pressure combustion gases expand moving the piston down and delivering the power. The gases expand completely, the exhaust valve opens, and the gases are expelled out during the exhaust stroke.
Power stroke. The piston is at top dead center, intake and exhaust valves are both closed and the spark plug has just fired. The expansion of the ignited fuel/air mixture forces the piston down.
In the conventional two-stroke engine, a fuel-air mixture is charged into the cylinder. After the compression stroke of the piston the mixture is ignited. The exhaust gases are forced out of the cylinder through an exhaust port by the exhaust stroke of the piston while the fresh fuel-air mixture is added.
In a 2 Cycle engine this is done in 2 piston strokes (one up and one down the piston cylinder). The Industry and the market generally use the term 2 cycle and 2 stroke interchangeably.

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Need gas mix – Craftsman 25cc 2-Cycle Gas Blower/Vac
ANSWER : Check age of gas. Cannot be more than 30 days old.

Make sure to use fresh gas w/synthetic 2-cycle oil @ 40:1 ratio
(1 gal.) Gas to 3.2 oz. Oil). Do not use old or stale oil/gas mixture. Always
use the proper oil/gas mix. If you do not, your engine will suffer rapid,
permanent damage.

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Need gas mix solution – Craftsman 25cc 2-Cycle Gas Blower/Vac
ANSWER : Check age of gas. Cannot be more than 30 days old.

Make sure to use fresh gas w/synthetic 2-cycle oil @ 40:1 ratio
(1 gal.) Gas to 3.2 oz. Oil).Do not use old or stale oil/gas mixture. Always
use the proper oil/gas mix. If you do not, your engine will suffer rapid,
permanent damage.

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What oil gas ratio do i need – Troy Bilt Tb70ss Gas Trimmer
ANSWER : Hello rvan. the ratio is 50:1. the easiest way to achieve this is to buy a 2 gallon plastic gas can and a few of the 2 cycle engine oil bottles that are made especially to add to either one or two gallons of gas. Joe

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Ineed the proper mix for gas. for a Poulan pro 262 18in. chain saw.
ANSWER : Hi sephil99125…
50:1 oil to gas ratio
1 pint of 2 cycle oil to 6 gallons of gasoline
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What is the gas/oil ratio for the weedwacker – Craftsman 27cc 2 Cycle Crank Straight Shaft Weedwacker Gas Trimmer ()
ANSWER : 50:1 3 oz of quality 2 cycle oil to 1 gallon of gas

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Ran gasoline in 2 cycle engine and it will not start now Put 100% gas (no oil mix) in 2 cycle engine. Ran for 3 minutes and stopped, will not start now. Engine not seized but will not start.
ANSWER : Hello:

Remove the Muffler and Look into the Exhaust Port.
If the Piston has Scratches or Gouges, then the Engine is Trashed and will have to be Replaced.
A New Unit is Usually Cheaper than Buying the Replacement Parts.
You can View a Breakdown of this Unit at the Following Site Addy.
Hope this Helps.

Good Luck



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What is the correct oil/gas mix ratio? – Mantis 2-Cycle Tiller
ANSWER : The 2 cycle needs oil and gas mixed while the 4 cycle needs the oil changed every 10 hours of use. 2 cycle is 28:1

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Trouble cleaning carb on a suzuki 2 cycle engine. Engine sat for a long time. Fuel line turned to mush. Can’t seem to get carb clean to provide fuel. Engine runs when fuel is put into cylinder.
ANSWER : Fuel line goes from gas tank to carb. and from carb. to primer bulb and back to tank.make sure you put a new primer bulb on it.

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