If you’ve left the Predator 212 filled with fuel for a very long time without any operation, it’s very likely that you will discover that your engine isn’t starting, and even if it really is starting, it is causing other problems.

The reason for such problems is frequently blocked carburetor jets, and the fix is to clean your carburetor simply. The procedure for cleaning your carburetor is mentioned below; this procedure is applicable for Honda GX motors, Predator 212, and all the clones.

Step-By-Step Guide For Cleaning The Predator 212 Carburetor:

Take out the Air-Filter Box

  • Remove the Carburetor
  • Disassemble the Carburetor
  • Clean all the Carburetor holes
  • Reassemble

Step#1: Taking Out The Air Filter

  • First of all, take the 10 mm socket and unbolt the two bolts.
  • The air filter box is actually connected with two hose lines, one with the valve cover and the other with the fuel tank.
  • Once the bolts are removed, disconnect the air filter box from the hose from the gas tank using the pliar. Then simply pull the box out (the hose from the valve head will simply come off when you pull).

Step#2: Taking Out The Carburetor From The Engine

Once you remove the airbox, you will be capable of seeing the carburetor and a gasket.

  • After that, take out the gasket and keep it someplace safe (you must not lose it).
  • Now, make use of a pliar for freeing up the fuel line clamp.
  • Then, simply disconnect the fuel line and block the hose using either a bolt or the pliar to prevent the fuel from coming out.
  • Move the carburetor a little forward to loosen the spring and rod tension a little.
  • Next, unhook the rod and the spring.

Step#3: Disassemble The carburetor

  • Now, unbolt the main bolt; it’ll result in the bowl coming free.

Note: Fuel will drip once you unbolt.

  • Once you have removed the bolt, you will be capable of seeing the needle and the float that’s holding the float in position. It is not essential to take out the float. But if you do, make certain to keep all the components safe and not to distort the float; it can make the carb useless.
  • When you glance through the main hole, you will be capable of seeing the main jet. Take a flathead screwdriver to remove it. Beneath the main jet, there’s the emulsion tube that’ll come out if you shake up your carburetor or give it some gentle taps.
  • Then, unscrew the idle screw all the way out. Just beneath the idle screw, you will locate the black plastic thing, which is the pilot jet.
  • Take a flathead screwdriver and remove the pilot jet. Make certain that you do not lose any of the gaskets that come out throughout the procedure.

Step#4: Clean The Carburetor

Now to the most significant section, cleaning your carburetor! The most important components for cleaning are the main jet and the pilot jet.

Almost each carburetor issue is because of one of the two holes getting gummed up. For this procedure, you will require a carburetor cleaner or a very reedy wire that can get through these holes. Having the carb cleaner will really make the procedure simpler.

  • Take your carburetor cleaner and blow its liquid from the holes of the emulsion tube, the main jet, and the pilot jet. Otherwise, you can also run a reedy wire through these holes so that all the dirt is removed by it.
  • The carburetor has lots of outlet and inlet ports aside from the main hole in the center. You have to make certain that the liquid from your carb cleaner is coming out from the outlet ports when you actually blow it through the inlets.

Clean The Needle And Float Jet:

You just have to do so if the fuel is unable to get to the bowl, which frequently causes your engine to turn off after some minutes of usage, but when you attempt to start your engine after some minutes, it starts simply.

This problem can be caused by the needle jet getting caught in the seat because of the seat or your needle being unclean. In such situations, you have to take the float out of your carburetor and clean both the seat and the needle using the carb cleaner. This problem can also be triggered by the needle being deformed; in such situations, you can take a new needle; however, I recommend replacing your carb completely.

Step#5: Reassembling

Once everything is cleaned, the last step is to reassemble the components. You can easily reverse the disassembly procedure.

  • Put back the main jet and the emulsion tube down the main hole.
  • Bolt the Bowl.
  • Place the pilot jet in position and screw in the idle screw (make certain to adjust the idle screw correctly; otherwise, your engine will idle too slow or too fast).
  • Place the gasket and carb back in your engine.
  • Reconnect the rod and spring.
  • Reconnect your fuel line to your carburetor.
  • Put back the air filter box.

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