Cub Orgininal Only Will Run At Idle?
Posted September 15, 2012 - 03:56 PM
I got the engine put back together and it amazed me how easily it started. Here is the problem tho. It will only start and run at an idle speed and the choke open. If I try to acelerate the engine at all, it dies. If I try to close the chock it dies.
I tried closing the choke by hand while the engine was running and if I barely close it, I can get the engine to run a little faster but not much.
I have adjusted the carburator according to the owners manual.
Any suggestions at all? Thanks.
I dont know if all of this is related but I have put in a new carb kit, spark plug, points, condenser, coil, had the starter/generator rebuilt and replaced all the wiring with new.
Posted September 15, 2012 - 03:59 PM
Posted September 15, 2012 - 09:27 PM
My guess is the condenser. Make sure it's hooked up correctly.
I say this because I had a K181 that would idle perfectly, but refused to rev up. Messed with the carb for hours.
Finally a fellow suggested I make sure the condenser was on the correct side of the coil. Turns out it was missing.
- bobp said thank you
Posted September 16, 2012 - 03:48 PM
I also noticed that I have oil leaking around the governor when its running. Is there a seal or gasket in that area?
Posted September 22, 2012 - 10:32 PM
- motobreeder and bobp have said thanks