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From: Bob O.
Remote Name: 220.127.116.11
Date: November 05, 2002
If this is a puzzle, here's one solution: Your compression is a little low now, for whatever reason, so starting is naturally a little more temperamental. In the summer, with dry air, you need pretty much neat gas to get started, so your choke must be locked tight. In the autumn, especially on a cool wet morning, moisture in the air helps atomization, but your reduced compression is leading to a tendency for the remaining gas to flood, so you need a little air to help maintain flowthrough. As an experiment, totally rebuild your engine including a rebore, with new pistons, rings and a head overhaul and see if that changes the situation :-))