Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Oregon, Chile, Alberta, Texas
Re: 3010 must be choked to start
It is pretty much normal to have to use the choke below 60 degrees F, so I suspect you also have some gum build-up in the primary/pilot fuel circuit. Add a bottle of SeaFoam to the fuel tank and run it through. The starting should get a bit easier after the carburetor is clean.
It is part of living with EPA requirements and a carburetor. It can be fixed, but requires the pilot jets to be resized to a larger size.
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