Anyone know of a good small engine shop that tunes up eskimo ice augers. Have had nothing but problems with this auger since I bought it new three years ago. Going to try a tune up first then go from there.
I heard and I don't know how accurate this is but at higher elevation increasing your gap by .005-.010 can help. The theory that I was told is the spark hits more molecules in the air fuel mixture when it gapped slightly wider making it easier to start especially when you are running too rich or too lean. By hitting more molecules you have a greater chance of sustaining the chain reaction to burn the mixture in chamber more completely. If the gap is too wide then the sparking becomes inefficient and benefits are lost. So start with a minimal over gapping and experiment.Rover said:Dan, How do you adjust your gap on the plug from factroy spec? Would you close it up or open it a tad? I have a strikemaster, since 98. and it runs good once it is warm but getting it started when its been sitting all week and cold to boot , can take 12 to 18 pulls to fire up.Thanks