Author Topic: Solo Engine Strikemaster wont idle  (Read 961 times)

jr50

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Solo Engine Strikemaster wont idle
« on: Dec 28, 2013, 07:51 AM »
I bought a Strikemaster Magnum 8.25 with a Solo engine this year.  It was new in the box when it was shipped to my door but was manufactured in 2011.  My auger will start fine but unless I am feathering the throttle it will die no matter how warm it is.  If it is warmed up it will idle for 30 seconds then quit.  Any suggestions on how to get the throttle screw adjusted right.  I have adjusted it and it is a real fine line between too low of idle and too high where the auger spins.  any suggestions. 

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Re: Sole Engine Strikemaster wont idle
« Reply #1 on: Dec 28, 2013, 08:26 AM »
Send back and get a 2013
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Re: Sole Engine Strikemaster wont idle
« Reply #2 on: Dec 28, 2013, 09:23 AM »
I'd have sent it back so fast it wouldn't have been funny.

                                   

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Re: Sole Engine Strikemaster wont idle
« Reply #3 on: Dec 28, 2013, 09:47 AM »
It's most likely the mixture too lean and not the throttle.

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Re: Sole Engine Strikemaster wont idle
« Reply #4 on: Dec 28, 2013, 10:48 AM »
I used a bottle of strikemaster oil to 1 gal of gas like it said on the bottle.  Same as I always mixed my old auger.  Is there a break in period on new augers.

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Re: Solo Engine Strikemaster wont idle
« Reply #5 on: Dec 28, 2013, 08:33 PM »
Sorry I should have been more precise.  The fuel/air mixture at idle is what I meant, not the gas/oil mixture.  There's usually a small needle valve screw that adjusts the amount of fuel coming through at idle. 

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Re: Solo Engine Strikemaster wont idle
« Reply #6 on: Dec 28, 2013, 08:46 PM »
Where would I find this needle valve screw that needs to be adjusted.  I talked to the place where it was purchased and they said they will exchange it but my try this adjustment before I take it back.


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Re: Solo Engine Strikemaster wont idle
« Reply #7 on: Dec 28, 2013, 10:04 PM »
So this one sounds dumb but I couldn't figure out why my auger died every time I went to the next hole.

Turns out not holding it 100% vertical I was flooding it!

Felt stupid when my buddy pointed it out.

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Re: Solo Engine Strikemaster wont idle
« Reply #8 on: Dec 29, 2013, 08:12 AM »
Are you burning ethanol in it ?
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Re: Solo Engine Strikemaster wont idle
« Reply #9 on: Dec 29, 2013, 08:36 AM »
It was most likey run in the factory and it been a long time sense its been run it could be the pilot jet could be a little pluged

 


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