Posted August 09, 2012 - 07:26 AM
I felt that it was electronic. I tested the flywheel sensor and replaced the Ignition switch. I was unable to find a breakerless coil. Thinking the switch was the cure I took it out to mow, no good. Then I switched out the ignition system for breaker points, same thing. However, I found that by nursing the choke I could get it to sort of keep running. I cleaned the carb, checked the fuel pump for flow, nada. Then, I put a different carb on it; nope! I'm going to try a different fuel pump to be sure. But this is getting puzzling.
Posted August 09, 2012 - 08:50 AM
Posted August 09, 2012 - 09:00 AM
Posted August 09, 2012 - 10:29 AM
Very possible, friends at a small engine shop told me about 75% of work they do on home owners equipment is fuel related, old gas, clogged filters/caps, dirty carb's , bad fuel lines (rotting from the inside out)
You could have a small piece of hose caught in the fuel pump. Fuel line deteriorates with age and flakes off.. Also you coud bypass the fuel pump and try it.
Posted August 09, 2012 - 04:25 PM
Posted August 09, 2012 - 05:59 PM
The gas cap is fine, tried that. The hose was my next idea. I was going to ask, if I bypassed everything with a piece of new hose from the tank to the carb, would gravity feed be okay? I have a couple of extra fuel pumps if it comes to that.
Most of the time gravity feed will be all right. On steeper slopes/inclines you may see a problem.
Posted August 21, 2012 - 08:09 AM
Posted August 21, 2012 - 09:26 AM
Posted August 21, 2012 - 06:48 PM
This is the result of ethanol. We must use STABIL or SEAFOAM, or some other fuel stabilizer to help counter-act the lousy fuel we buy!