Hi all, Just dug out the old D type from its winter retreat and the bugger wont start. Ive put new petrol in, new plug (great blue spark) done the oil. Plug gets wet so no problem with the jet. Took the rocker cover off and the valves are working OK. Unscrewed the needle valve and blew that through and screwed it back in but to no avail. Am I right in thinking that the needle valve should be screwed right in then backed off about 1/4 turn? Also some times as Im turning it over on the compression stroke it wont go passed it and the starting handle bounces back then petrol comes squirting out of the float chamber and jet. Ive never had any problems in the past with this engine. It is getting on in years ( 77 of them). Any help would be really appreciated. Best regards Pete.
16 years ago