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Have onan engine that back fires and will not start. has

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have onan engine that back fires and will not start. has good fire and fuel. timming marks are right
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Hank F. replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am going to assist you with this.

You didn't mention what model engine this is, but I have never heard of an Onan that sets valves at .003"/.015". You probably need to double check the specs.

The backfiring could be a sign of misadjusted valves, misadjusted points (if your engine has them), or a bad carburetor.

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