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Curtis B.
Curtis B., Technician
Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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Well I have spark and fuel squirting out of the fuel

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Hi, well I have spark and fuel squirting out of the fuel pump but still won't go. Any advice?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
Make and model? If you remove the spark plug and put a teaspoon of fuel direct into the cylinder, re-install the spark plug, will it start for a few seconds. If it does, the fuel is not getting through the carburetor.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
1988 ezgo. I sprayed starting flued in there and it didn't do much. The engine turns over and runs just not enough to make it go. Or the clutch is stuck. The main belt spins but not the second belt.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
Engine is just not starting. Is this the two cycle engine or the 4 cycle engine? Have you checked the compression? When did it last run? If you remove the spark plug, is it wet or dry? If dry, there is no fuel getting to the cylinder.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Its a two cycle. It ran last week. Spark plug is wet. How do I check compression?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
I have one of the two cycles, to check compression you have to remove the spark plug and use a compression gage. Compression needs to be close to 80 psi. If the head gasket is blown, you will have very little compression. Most auto supply's will rent or loan you a compression gage.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
OK I'll try that.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
Mine had a blown head gasket, caused by the motor mount bolt that goes into the head bolt ,broke the head bolt! Three of the head bolts are used as motor mounts. Let me know, thanks.