A jumpin Jiffy

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A jumpin Jiffy

Question????

I have a Jiffy "30" that I bought last year. I know it is
not a good idea to be drilling holes with the choke on, but
I have noticed my auger runs much better with the choke 1/2
way on. If I turn the choke off totally and run it with no
choke, the auger "powers down" and stalls. If I flip the choke back to 1/2 way, the auger runs great and has all the
power in the world. It has been this way since I bought the auger, and I pulled out the spark plug to check it, but
it wasy clean, no build up, no blue, no smell, not a thing.
Is it possible the auger should be run with the choke 1/2
on, or do I have another problem of some type. It starts
great, I just don't know if I should be running it with the
choke 1/2 way. Any thoughts or ideas???

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Run over to your local sports shop and trade it up for a strikemaster :)

 

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As much as agree with strigerfull, run seafoam through the gas. My guess is that you have a piece of debris or gum up in the carb, either the float is sticking or the jet is pluged up.

 

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Jiffy is always jump'in.....!!!!!
That was a pun towards another FBO memeber...

I would say if it is running well with the choke half on and you do not what the choke set there, adjust the fuel and air intake mixture's for it to operate to your satisfaction; or if your content with its operation at half choke, leave it there and be happy. If it is using a tad more fuel on half choke, it might only add up to $3.00 per year. Just my opinion.

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Walynut,

1/2 and 1/2 mixture????? What do you suggest?

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MossyMo,

Then I assume it will not hurt the engine to run it on
1/2 choke, or am I wrong?

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I think there is mixture ratios on the can, 50/50 sounds a bit much. I am a mechanic by trade so I never measure. Check the can.

 

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Seafoam will not hurt the engine. You can put in 1oz for every 2 gallons. You can soak the carb or plug in it too. It is a preventive substance to prevent gum up. Good luck.

 

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If the seafoam dont work, tear the carb off and clean everything out. Soak or wash in seafoam or fuel then blow it all out using air. If you are going to take the time to do this, also clean the tank and fuel line. Preventative maint.

 

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Hey Greyrider,Hows things going in Dickinson?Lived there for four years back in my roughneck days.I don't know squat about motors,but you shouldn't have to run it on half choke or put sea foam in it.You should be able to do some adjusting on the air and fuel intake as mossy suggested and run it the way it should be!

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OK, let me re-ask a question..........
What is the "normal" warm up time for an auger? The book says let the engine "warm-up" and then turn the choke off.
So, what's normal.......1 minute, 3 minutes, 5 minutes??
I suppose that probably depends on the temperature too, right??

Murdock 1978....Ya know how things were when you left Dickinson?? Well, nothing has changed.... It's still the
same old clickish "it's not what you know, it's who you know". Also, the stockyards smell like like every Tuesday and Thursday sale days!!!!!!

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My thoughts are, if it is running good and strong (What you feel and hear from the engine), what are you hurting? The engine should not blow, you are of sound mind? (Not quetioning your perception) and can hear it run and feel it run smooth; my thoughts are it should be safe......... I would like to hear others thoughts on this also. I do like the seafoam idea.

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I have a jiffy and mine runs fine. I put about 2-3 ounces of seafoam to every gallon of mixed fuel and runs great. Started this fall with one pull.

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MossyMO,

I really appreciate your thoughts and input on this, I'm
just wondering why a new engine would need to have that much choke to work the way it should. It has all the power I could ask for and it runs really smooth, and it does not blow alot of blue smoke or anything else. I really like the way it runs, I just don't know if choking it that much would hurt it, but I'm an old man and it will
probably outlast me anyway!

I do think I will start adding a little seafoam to each gallon of gas and see what happens. Maybe this engine is
meant to run the way it does, and if so, that's fine with me. It just seems a little odd, but I guess there are many more
important things to worry about, like where did I put that
treble hook I just had and when am I going to sit on it!!!!

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Got a Jiffy i bought back in the 80's and never had to run it on half choke except myabe when it was cold or put seafoam in it.Maybe some de-icer when it got cold,sorry i just can't see why you have to do this or that with a new auger.It should run just fine on reg gas no choke or seafoam-IMO-

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My Jiffy ran that way when I first bought it. I had to have it tuned up to run right, but after that ran it for about 15 years now without any problems. As far ar warming it up goes. I start mine up and after about 30 seconds, I give it the full throttle. A good running Jiffy should run great at full throttle even if it is cold. Nothing else on earth can beat the sound of a good Jiffy auger on a cold morning.

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MossyMo,

Ya ole

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Do what Jiffy said, I have adjusted a bunch of augers that have the Tecumseh motor be they Strike master or Jiffy. I almost fall off the chair laughing when I hear guys say sell this and buy that because they run better. DING DING DING!!!!!!!!!!!!! They run the same motors!!!!!!!!!

The only thing I can add to Jiffy's comments is that I switched to synthetic two cycle oil. I buy mine from the Scheels lawn and garden store in Fargo, but a lot of places have it. No smoke, cleaner plugs better cold weather starting. Have had the auger in the back of the truck at -36 on LOW and it started on the first pull. The guys running only Sea Foam and regular two cycle oil had a bit more trouble, even though they where tuned properly!!!!

In my lifetime I have seen fence row to fence row farming and the return of CRP and game to the landscape.Now we face again the prosepect of fence row to fence row again! Sportsman are our own worst enemy in that we fail to look forward and focus to much on the now!

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OK, last TWO questions......

Jiffy......
where are the restrictor caps??? Where do I look??

Hardwaterman............
I'm running amsoil for my fuel mixture, is this considered
synthetic??

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And i always thought Jiffy was for peanut butter-spread the fun-!!

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Grey yes it is but it is not what I prefer, but a good product. Now the restrictor caps are those orange or black caps on the mixture and idle screws on the side of the carb.

They are preset from the factory, but that is at best a ball park setting. Gas oil mix, temp, altitude etc all affect how an engine runs and performs. Remove the one on the left and do what Jiffy said.

You can trust Jiffy because he is not wearing tights like Peter Pan! LOL!

In my lifetime I have seen fence row to fence row farming and the return of CRP and game to the landscape.Now we face again the prosepect of fence row to fence row again! Sportsman are our own worst enemy in that we fail to look forward and focus to much on the now!

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Jiffy
My sons have reached that magical age; where in all honesty, they can kick my butt on their own. I will never admit it to either of them for a few more years.. And I hope neither try.....
My youngest I predict will place at state this year. He is a sophomore and been wrestling varsity since 7th grade. I also predict he will take 1st or 2nd at state in '07 or '08.
My oldest, has outgrew his wrestling potential, but he knows wrestling technique from his years of training(10) ; but, he is 6'1" and wrestling 140 lb.
I am truly proud of each of their achievements.

As far as ice fishing, we will hit Hobart together this year. I am making time. It is one of my winter time commitments

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I think jiffy had some problems with some of the carbs on last years shipment, some of the orfices were too small. or it might need a new diaphram kit.