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The Honda is home. The tech’s approximate words were “we’re not sure how any fuel was getting through.” I guess the sock was really, really bad.


This is good news.

The bad news is, now it won’t idle worth a shit. Their best guess is some of the crud got into the idle jet and gummed it up. They said they could work on it, but didn’t want to until after my trip, which was nice of them to take into consideration.


The did suggest trying a few things. First up just running some cleaner through the tank. Also they suggested I “blow the snot out” by revving to 3000 RPM and then covering the intake until the engine almost dies.

For the moment, I think I’m just going to, as the kids say, send it.

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