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Author Topic: Jiffy/Tecumseh Carb adjustments  (Read 12618 times)

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Jiffy/Tecumseh Carb adjustments
« on: Dec 30, 2009, 09:32 AM »
I have a Jiffy with a 3 HP Tecumseh engine.  What/how to adjust the carb, as it is running a bit rich.  I run Amsoil sabre at 50:1 in it, versus the recommended 24:1 with dino oil.  Any and all help is appreciated !
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Re: Jiffy/Tecumseh Carb adjustments
« Reply #1 on: Dec 30, 2009, 09:37 AM »

ADJUSTING TECUMSEH 3 HP CARBURETOR
pop the red caps off.

Close both jets GENTLY

Open the Low speed 1/4 turn

Open High speed jet 1 1/4 turn

Start engine.

Adjust low speed until idling smoothly.

Open her up wide open.

Adjust High speed until engine transitions smoothly from idle to high speed without bogging.

Shut engine off. Let it cool.

Once engine is cold. Fire it up and let it idle for 30 secs. Open it up wide open again. Adjust if necassary.

The trick with the Jiffy's is to tune them during cold (ice fishing) weather.

Low speed screw,the one on the left.

High speed on the right.
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Re: Jiffy/Tecumseh Carb adjustments
« Reply #2 on: Dec 30, 2009, 09:39 AM »
Awesome ! Thanks so much...its a used auger I bought this summer, and I hope to keep it in good running order  ;D
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Re: Jiffy/Tecumseh Carb adjustments
« Reply #3 on: Dec 30, 2009, 12:40 PM »
Let us know if ya get it running right.  :tipup:
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Re: Jiffy/Tecumseh Carb adjustments
« Reply #4 on: Dec 30, 2009, 01:57 PM »
it's tomorrow's " project" it runs ok now, just too much oil out the exhaust and wants to stall at idle..
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Re: Jiffy/Tecumseh Carb adjustments
« Reply #5 on: Dec 30, 2009, 07:33 PM »
I run Amsoil Saber at about 80:1 and I don't get any gunk out of the exhaust.
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Re: Jiffy/Tecumseh Carb adjustments
« Reply #6 on: Dec 30, 2009, 07:45 PM »
I know that the guy that I bought it from only ran about 1 gallon of the 24:1 through it, so I know that they say that there is a break in period, so eventually I will get up to the higher ratios...just don't want to kill it yet
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Re: Jiffy/Tecumseh Carb adjustments
« Reply #7 on: Dec 30, 2009, 07:57 PM »
I have a Jiffy with a 3 HP Tecumseh engine.  What/how to adjust the carb, as it is running a bit rich.  I run Amsoil sabre at 50:1 in it, versus the recommended 24:1 with dino oil.  Any and all help is appreciated !
Got this straight from Jiffy a couple of years ago:
Techumseh Carb Adjustments

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Re: Jiffy/Tecumseh Carb adjustments
« Reply #8 on: Dec 30, 2009, 08:00 PM »
Thanks. ! ;D Got it purring like a Lion !!!
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Re: Jiffy/Tecumseh Carb adjustments
« Reply #9 on: Jan 03, 2014, 08:39 PM »
Thanks Ice Dawg. I was glad to come across this thread after my old Jiffy didn't run at high speeds when I fired it up this year. I did exactly as you recommended and ta da, my old Jiffy is running nicely. Well, at least in the garage and driveway. Will try it on the ice tomorrow.

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Re: Jiffy/Tecumseh Carb adjustments
« Reply #10 on: Jan 06, 2014, 10:45 AM »
Glad it worked for you.  ;D
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Re: Jiffy/Tecumseh Carb adjustments
« Reply #11 on: Jan 07, 2014, 05:50 PM »
topher7694,

send me a PM with a email address for you and I will send you a PDF copy of the Tecumseh Carb manual that I have.
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Re: Jiffy/Tecumseh Carb adjustments
« Reply #12 on: Jan 08, 2014, 03:50 AM »
My white lighning has preformed the same from brand new. Always took a while to warm up when cold and seemed under powered.  I didn't think any different cause that's how it always was. After reading a few of these threads and making a few carb adjustments. WOW new machine.
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