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I have a Whip 440, I believe it's a '77. It has a Walbro carb & I'm not too familiar with them. The guy I bought it from said it always started with just a few pulls & would idle great, but it would bog under a load.

The only thing I've done is a new choke cable, as the old one was busted.

Anyway, I went to start it for the first time today & it would start, run for a few seconds, and die. I could keep it running by pumping the primer.

Is there a trick to starting these? Lots of primer? Full choke? Both? Neither? Also, what should the adjustments be for the Walbro? Any other thoughts/advice?

Thanks in advance!
 

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not too sure on the adjustments...I have an 80' that is a little tough to start, but i put it on half choke and dont even use the primer (broke), maybe a little gas in the sparkplug holes, or a small shot of starter fluid to the carb...

mine was really hard to start when i first got it, but a carb clean and new fuel lines it runs great and starts after around 5 pulls now (when cold)... starts 1st pull every time when warm

Id just suggest cleaning up the carb, make sure its opening good
 
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