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Old 11-26-2011, 08:38 PM
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1996 300 4x4 2-stroke in a box, I have plenty of questions.

I was given a 1996 300 2 stroke , someone had disassembled, there are two hose barbs sticking out of the carb, that I have no idea where they are supposed to be connected to, one is on the bottom of the carb, the other is on the left side of the carb in the center of the flow-path, both are small hose fittings. Also have plenty of compression, and spark, but I can't get it to fire up. What spark plug should I have, and what should the gap be set at? I guess that the timing cannot be moved (right?) magnet fixed in the flywheel? I have also elected to mix my fuel, and bypass the oil injection. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks , David Joe
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One is a vent tube and the other is an overflow. Check your crank seals. If one is blown out/leaking it wont run. Oh and do a search here for a manual.
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Old 11-27-2011, 05:08 AM
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There is a line coming from the oil (injection) pump, that looks like it should hook up to one of the ports on the carb. I have a manual, just needs to be picked up, will do that Monday. Also, looking at the pic of your bike, might be a big help with the plastic and racks, when I go back together.
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One is a vent tube and the other is an overflow. Check your crank seals. If one is blown out/leaking it wont run. Oh and do a search here for a manual.
I am guessing that blown crank seals would be a vacuum leak? Not terribly familiar with two-stroke in practice, somewhat familiar in theory.
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:52 PM
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There is a line coming from the oil (injection) pump, that looks like it should hook up to one of the ports on the carb. I have a manual, just needs to be picked up, will do that Monday. Also, looking at the pic of your bike, might be a big help with the plastic and racks, when I go back together.
It actually connects to the reed cage boot on the engine side of the carb.
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One is a vent tube and the other is an overflow. Check your crank seals. If one is blown out/leaking it wont run. Oh and do a search here for a manual.
I am guessing that blown crank seals would be a vacuum leak? Not terribly familiar with two-stroke in practice, somewhat familiar in theory.
You are correct. I bought mine real cheap from a guy who said it had an electrical problem. After LOTS of troubleshooting it turned out the clutch side crank seal was blown sideways, not allowing it to run.
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I was given a 1996 300 2 stroke , someone had disassembled, there are two hose barbs sticking out of the carb, that I have no idea where they are supposed to be connected to, one is on the bottom of the carb, the other is on the left side of the carb in the center of the flow-path, both are small hose fittings.
Dave, after reading this again I think I may have told you wrong. I think one of those barbs is the fuel INLET from the gas tank. Is it vertical, pointing straight up? If it is then it should be the fuel inlet.
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:03 AM
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No, H, you told me correct, the two fittings I'm speaking of are about the size of fuel lines on a 2-stroke weed-eater. I found the fuel inlet.Thanks man.
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