Author Topic: 2 stroke starting issues when cold  (Read 549 times)

Offline theangling1

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2 stroke starting issues when cold
« on: Dec 31, 2017, 09:45 PM »
Figure you guys know better than others .... having troubles starting strikemaster mag3 auger when temps
Drop below 10 degrees... can adjust carb or hold throttle down to get it to go... above 35 degrees had it starting fist pull..., question is do you guys find it normal to have to adjust carb to a richer setting in colder temps with your 2 stroke engines?


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Re: 2 stroke starting issues when cold
« Reply #1 on: Jan 01, 2018, 01:07 PM »
Question is do you guys find it normal to have to adjust carb to a richer setting in colder temps with your 2 stroke engines?

Yes, I carry a small screwdriver just for that purpose.
My Tenaka powerhead is quite temperature sensitive while my 3 HP Strikemaster Cobra is not quite as sensitive.
I still need to feather the throttle on the Strikemaster unless I adjust the carb while the Tenaka will bog due to a lean condition so has to be adjusted for it to work.

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Re: 2 stroke starting issues when cold
« Reply #2 on: Jan 01, 2018, 03:11 PM »
Yes, I carry a small screwdriver just for that purpose.
My Tenaka powerhead is quite temperature sensitive while my 3 HP Strikemaster Cobra is not quite as sensitive.
I still need to feather the throttle on the Strikemaster unless I adjust the carb while the Tenaka will bog due to a lean condition so has to be adjusted for it to work.
ok, good to know, gonna stop messing with it and trying to get it to start 1st or 2nd pull then.... thanks for the info.


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Re: 2 stroke starting issues when cold
« Reply #3 on: Jan 22, 2018, 02:14 PM »
Yes, I carry a small screwdriver just for that purpose.
My Tenaka powerhead is quite temperature sensitive while my 3 HP Strikemaster Cobra is not quite as sensitive.
I still need to feather the throttle on the Strikemaster unless I adjust the carb while the Tenaka will bog due to a lean condition so has to be adjusted for it to work.

i got a real old Strikemaster Cobra and have never messed with the carb, probably should since the only way to start it is to flood the carb until gas leaks out of it.  All old augers have their little quirks about making them run.
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Re: 2 stroke starting issues when cold
« Reply #4 on: Jan 23, 2018, 12:04 PM »
i got a real old Strikemaster Cobra and have never messed with the carb, probably should since the only way to start it is to flood the carb until gas leaks out of it.  All old augers have their little quirks about making them run.

Yeah, my Cobra can be finicky too.
Doesn't like to keep running when walking between holes.
Doesn't matter what I do I can't get it tweaked just right. 
 

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Re: 2 stroke starting issues when cold
« Reply #5 on: Jan 23, 2018, 12:14 PM »
One of the advantages of the Eskimo gas augers is the primer bulb... you can always get them to go in cold weather (in my experience, so far...).

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Re: 2 stroke starting issues when cold
« Reply #6 on: Jan 23, 2018, 02:50 PM »
I switched to Amsoil Sabre 2 stroke oil mixed 80:1 and itís startijg much easier in cold weather... no more messing with adjustment screws.


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Re: 2 stroke starting issues when cold
« Reply #7 on: Jan 23, 2018, 04:29 PM »
I switched to Amsoil Sabre 2 stroke oil mixed 80:1 and itís startijg much easier in cold weather... no more messing with adjustment screws.

I run Opti2 full synthetic @ 75:1 in my engines doesn't change the density of the air so depending on temp you still need to adjust.   ;)
Now if they ever make a fuel injected auger it will be a different story.
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