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Old 03-21-2020, 09:32 PM
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Default 2003 EZGO back fires

Just put a new carburetor on my 2003 EZGO. It is starting much better than with old one, but now I am getting a lot of back fires when I take my foot off gas. What should I do?
Old 03-22-2020, 08:28 AM
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I have a 2015 Yamaha that had the same problem. I too went to TOV for help. My plea for help was answered.
Go to O'Rielly's auto parts on 301 in Wildwood and buy a bottle of RxP (red and yellow 2.5 oz. bottle) add 1/2 to a full tank of gas & run. It took about 1/2 tank to completely clean the carbon from the cylinder. I added the other half of bottle and filled up again.
Backfire totally stopped. Now I use mid grade gas, no additive, and have no more backfire.
Might not be your problem however for $7.00 it is sure worth trying.
You need to call O'Rielly's to order RxP. Takes about 1 day to get it in.
Good Luck!
Old 03-22-2020, 12:08 PM
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Thanks will give it a try.
Old 03-22-2020, 01:15 PM
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I have had two snowmobiles, 5 ATV's, one diesel tractor, 2 chainsaws, 2 diesel trucks, 4 F-150's, numerous gas powered weedwackers, 1 side by side, etc. I have used Sea Foam for the past 25 years and never had a problem. I recently had a backfiring problem with my 2012 Yamaha golf cart (1/2 tank old gas) added half a can of sea foam (6 ounces) and after 5 days of steady usage and non-ethanol gas cleared it up. I buy it by the gallon.
Old 03-22-2020, 06:18 PM
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Thumbs up Sea Foam...

Is GREAT stuff. I've used it in cars, motorcycles, and lawn equipment for years.... Never an issue.
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Old 03-23-2020, 04:50 PM
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Sounds like it’s adjusted too rich or throttle not closing off? If it didn’t backfire before fuel additive problem not going to fix it. I also think the linkage is squirrelly to get adjusted right?
Old 03-25-2020, 12:02 PM
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If you bought a 40 dollar carburetor online- that could be your issue.

If you tore a gasket, that could be your issue also.

If you did buy the cheap carb online, make sure you keep your old carb. A good golf cart tech can fix it.
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