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Old 09-25-2008, 05:36 PM   #21
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the bad: don't know how i fixed it...besides cleaning the carb, i fooled around with the linkage during re-install. which fixed it?
Cleaning the carb almost certainly did the job.
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Old 09-25-2008, 05:49 PM   #22
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Oil mix 2 strokes have the carb attached to the crankcase. Four strokes have an oil sump and the carb feeds to the valves in the cylinder area.

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Bowtie, it's very likely that there was some sediment in there somewhere. We had virtually neverending problems with this on our previous mower because it simply didn't have a filter. We got so frustrated with it in general that we replaced it with a better one. (Although now we are wishing we went with electric rechargeable instead of gas.) Anyway, if there isn't a filter in the tank, be sure to install one inline.
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The neighbor lady asked me to look at her mower since it had died in the middle of mowing and wouldn't restart. I do all her mower work (and the lady on the other side, too) and sharpen the blades when they need it.

Her mower's spark plug was COVERED in soot. I've never see one so bad. I wire brushed it clean and reinserted.

Looking upstream to see what did that found an air filter that hadn't been cleaned in four years. It wasn't passing any air. Her comment: "These things have air filters?"

A cleaned plug and cleaned filter...started on first pull.

Blade was still sharp from last time. Back in service.

Another job well done.
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Bowtie, it's very likely that there was some sediment in there somewhere. We had virtually neverending problems with this on our previous mower because it simply didn't have a filter. We got so frustrated with it in general that we replaced it with a better one. (Although now we are wishing we went with electric rechargeable instead of gas.) Anyway, if there isn't a filter in the tank, be sure to install one inline.
fantastic idea! thanks.

had some carb issues a while back with my wife's 86 Z28. the tiny carb filter is apparently pathetic, so i installed an inline filter just before the pump. much better since.
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