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Elan Carb catches on fire...

Postby Uller God » March 14th, 2005, 10:21 am

Everytime I get the Elan going the carb starts on fire, had to pour a couple cans of Blatz on 'er to put out the flame last time. Wonder if I'm using too much ether?
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Elan Carb catches on fire...

Postby stilldoo'nit » March 14th, 2005, 12:02 pm

That flame is normal, acts like a pilot light for the "big fire" under the hood of that elan. Duct tape some tin foil to the belly of your snowsuit(shiny side out), put the flipper down and giv'er shizzzz!
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Elan Carb catches on fire...

Postby johnny rotten » March 14th, 2005, 1:20 pm

Roast hotdogs, marshmallows, and make 'old style' toast. Just wipe the 2 stroke soot off.

I would just let it burn itself out. Should self correct as I've found.

Just joking of course.

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Elan Carb catches on fire...

Postby Polaris_03 » March 14th, 2005, 3:27 pm

As long as you have a good fire throw a few burgers on and drink a case of beer. Once your done put the fire out with water. Don't waste good beer when water is free.
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Elan Carb catches on fire...

Postby Wheeler550 » March 14th, 2005, 4:06 pm

[quote]Everytime I get the Elan going the carb starts on fire, had to pour a couple cans of Blatz on 'er to put out the flame last time. Wonder if I'm using too much ether?
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You can actually use TOO MUCH ether?
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Elan Carb catches on fire...

Postby Uller God » March 15th, 2005, 7:57 am

Ran outta starting fluid and I can't get 'er to pop...damn the bad luck.
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Elan Carb catches on fire...

Postby pullngo » March 15th, 2005, 3:50 pm

Too many blatzzzz can cause this condition.
See a doctor, have a few blatzz with the doc, then try again - good luck.
O.K. dumb***, where did you put that wrench?
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Elan Carb catches on fire...

Postby pullngo » March 15th, 2005, 4:49 pm

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O.K. dumb***, where did you put that wrench?
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