View Full Version : LT80 hard to start

12-25-2005, 05:27 PM
I have been trying to get my friends Lt 80 fixed. It is hard to start when cold. I cleaned the carb and everything seems clean and the choke appears to work. It will fire off with the choke on and die after about 3 seconds. If you take the carb boot off and choke it with your hand to keep it running then once its going its fine and runs like a champ. If it sits for a few hours then it wont start again. I'm going to take the carb off my daughters LT and try that next. Could this carb be junk? If it needs a new one should I put a new stock one on it or upgrade to something else?

12-25-2005, 07:33 PM
Vacume operated petcock working .ok ?

12-25-2005, 08:44 PM
yes it is, I checked it. Also when its in the prime position it gravity feeds without vacuum.

12-26-2005, 08:39 AM
They can be cold blooded. You mean cold as in frigid temp outside and the machine is the same?

12-26-2005, 04:48 PM
Its fixed. The tiny oriface in the float bowl that allows fuel to reach the area where the choke pick up tube sits was plugged.

12-27-2005, 07:31 AM
We usually leave that rubber piece out.