No cold start

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Any ideas why my truck would start right up when warm but would be exceedingly difficult to start when cold? I mean really exceedingly difficult to the point of having to take the air cleaner off and put my hand over the carb air intake and perform magic tricks to the get the mixture just right. If the problem could be with the carb itself then where specifically? I've had that thing apart twice this week trying to find any problems or blockages.

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Does it have fuel in the sight glass prior to trying to start it? Very common for fuel to elak out over tiem and you need to let the pump fill the bowl priro to it starting. Can you spray starting fluid into the top and have it fire up?
 
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FYI, I took apart the carburetor and cleaned all the moving parts with carb cleaner and put thin wire through all the fuel circuits to make sure they were clear. I can´t say I really knew exactly what I was doing but I was a bit desperate and suspected a blockage since I had had another one recently. Seems to have worked wonders, the truck starts up fine each time now. One less mystery on my vehicle...don´t fear the carb!

Mark
 

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