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More starting problems with my Pro-Hauler

A while back I had some issues with my 1989 Yamaha Pro-hauler not starting. After some work I found out is had a torn intake. After that it ran fine. I stuck it in the shed and left it alone for a few weeks. When I went out to use it was hard to start again. I sprayed a quick squirt of starting fluid and it started up and ran great. It worked all day with no issues. I would even shut it down for up to an hour and it would start again as soon as I touched the button. I have zero complaints about how it ran that day. The very next day I went out to use it and it would not start for anything. It ran on choke for a few moments but that was it. Since then I have tried a few times to start it with no luck. I do not want to use starting fluid anymore because I should not have to. I think something is out of adjustment in the carb. Any ideas as to what that would be? Maybe the needle needs to be re-positioned, maybe the float it off. If it is the float any ideas how I can find out where it is suppose to be positioned? What about the choke? Is there something with that I should look at?

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I'd guess the float and needle are stuck. My little Honda generator had this happen. I'm convinced today's gas goes to crap in a couple of months. I've never used Stabil in the past but both my generators (one for house backup and one for RV) start hard and never used to if I ran them every few months so I use it now.

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I guess I should drain the gas as well then.
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I guess I should drain the gas as well then.
Had to drain the tank on the 8000w generator as the gas didn't even smell like gas anymore and it would not run. I also try to fill stored engines with winter gas because summer gas here seems to be even worse with special magic dust to reduce emissions.

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You all have summer and winter gas?
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Yup. And of course the switch causes prices to jump every Spring as refineries switch over. It's less volatile so it doesn't evaporate as fast.

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We have winter diesel, winter gas and winter underwear up here.


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2nd owner, ARP studs 1 at a time, Some parts missing in the exhaust path, BD intercooler hoses, Blue spring, MC filters, Sinister coolant filter, Exhaust manifold gaskets, WARN lockouts, Gold coolant, zoodad mod, autometer boost gauge, high idle mod, Scangauge 2, SCT X3 tuned from KEM, autometer fuel pressure gauge, Archoil 6200 in the fuel, FICM by Ed w/ATLAS40, autometer pyro gauge,'08 Alum Rear Diff cover, 5w-40 Rotella T6 w/ Archoil 9100 in it, zert in the slip joint, harpooned fuel tank, 6.4 banjos


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