flood the carburetor

flood the carburetor
[1] An undesirable condition which occurs when the float in the carburetor is set too high.
[2] A desired condition which allows extra fuel into older or simpler carburetors by pushing down the float with an extra lever (called a tickler) to give a richer mixture for starting

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