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Old 09-11-2023, 06:17 PM
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slows down at high rpms

This is a problem I have no idea on. As I raise the RPM in neutral they go up in Reverse the engine and prop run faster. Now the problem I go to forward and it runs fine until I start to raise the RPM as I go high the engine and prop runs and turns slower. I am baffled on this one. I'm going to investigate it more today
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Your description is a bit vague and it seems to point to fuel. It takes very little fuel to "rev" the engine in neutral. However in gear it requires a bit more. In reverse there is a 30% reduction so it will rev much easier than when in forward.

A fuel pressure gage would be very handy regarding the above. Your problem could be as simple as a clogged filter, failing fuel pump, a loose connection allowing air to be sucked in by the pump or a clogged carb. You have a lot to consider regarding fuel delivery and it could be a matter of the condition of the "tune".

Take a look at the plugs and report the color. They could be sooty, wet or dry and a light color which would indicate a lean (fuel delivery) condition.

Have you checked anything? Do you have a primary water separator type filter and a polishing type just in front of the carb? If so check them.

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