Q. I am a new user of fuel-powered cars and although I have adjusted the engine as per the instructions, it still won't start.
| Starting a normal engine (one that is not malfunctioning) relies largely on three main factors. By checking each of these three factors for proper function, the engine will start in most cases.
１）Proper fuel supply
２）Enough heating of the glow plug
１）Proper Fuel Supply
It is important that fuel is passing through to the carburetor!!
*Is the fuel new or old? In some cases old fuel may not ignite well.
*Is the fuel tube split of twisted?
*Is the fuel filter or carburetor needle blocked with particles or old fuel?
<How to Check>
With the throttle open all the way, blow air into the muffler pressure tube.
When this is done, if you can see fuel in the carburetor venturi (the section inside the carburetor that can be seen when the air cleaner is removed), fuel flow is OK.
２）Enough Heating of the Glow Plug
Is the plug filament glowing red when it is heated!!
*Is there enough charge left in the batteries of the plug heater?
*Is the plug broken?
<How to Check>
Remove the glow plug from the engine and connect it to the plug heater.
If it is working properly, the plug filament (the coil inside the plug) glows red when heated.
When the plug gets older, it may become more difficult to start the engine, so please replace it with a new one if required.
Although extremely rare, if the outside temperature is too low the engine may be difficult to start.
If this occurs, changing to a lower number "hot-type" plug should improve starting.
*Is the starter rotating in the opposite direction?
*Is there enough charge in the starter batteries?
*Is the recoil starter broken?
If all the above factors are cleared, the engine should start.
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