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    Waveblaster won't stay running *Updated*

    Ok I've been doing some searches the last few days and was hoping you guys could offer some help.

    Like the title says my recently acquired WB won't stay running. I've had it out 4 times with no problems. The last 2 times out it was alittle harder to start but I didn't think anything of it as it ran fine (it will be getting a primer). But then it sat for about a day and then didn't wanna stay on. However after recharging the battery 2 times I finally got it running

    Here's what I know
    -Turns over and will run for 5-30 seconds and then die.
    -Starts right up with a starter fluid but dies same way.
    -drained the battery 2 times trying to get it running.
    -Haven't checked compression as I didn't have my guage.
    -Ran after the 2nd time I had to recharge the battery.
    -Has fresh gas.
    -Took 2 trys to get it started when I came off (once running), used to just start right up.
    -Once running iit ran fine, no power loss or anything.

    It's a 93 701 engine with a Pro-Tec f series pipe, factory pipe waterbox, K&N flame arrestor, MSD plug caps, supposedly new coil, and stock carb.

    Have no idea what's going on as every other thread I could find never had the person get it started. Really would appreciate any help or ideas. Unfortunately I won't have access to it for about 1 week. If you guys need any other info let me know.

    Thanks in advance for any responses.
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    1. Need to check compression....if good then visit #2
    2. Take carb off and rebuild it


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    Ok once I'm able to get to it next week I'll try those 2 ideas. Hopefully, it's just the carb.

    If it was the carb wouldn't it never have run? I'm sorry if that sounds stupid but I'm still learning alot.

    Thanks

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    No....pilot jet openings are very small....very....so if you had some junk "floating" around...it could have got stuck in there which can lead to a burnt cylinder.

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    That makes sense. Thanks

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    Hey guys I finally got to play around with the blaster yesterday and today.

    First compression was just under 155 and just over 145 so that seemed to be consistant with what I've seen on blasters but maybe a tad low.

    Next step was I replaced the gas lines and filters as a few people recommended before tearing into the carb. Probably a good thing as I did discover one line was starting to split but was still good. And now the good news...it started once I got gas in the lines.

    Once gas was in the lines just took a little bit of choke and it fired right up and stayed running. Next stop was the water and same thing, it fired up with the choke and stayed running. No issues!

    So I'm guessing maybe something was in the lines or the filter?

    I still will be atleast cleaning the carb in the very near future. Plus the idle needs to be turned down alittle. Previous owners had it set kinda high.

    I'll post some pictures of the differece the colored lines made. Makes it look alittle nicer.

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    Here's a picture of the old lines, new lines, the split and a comparison.

    Didn't take a picture of the entire compartment but you get the idea.
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    Your fuel filter is upside down man.

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    Thanks I can't believe I did that with the number of times I read those little arrows. Fixed it almost right after reading you post.

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