Getting the throttle cable to have a little more resistance?
Posted February 12, 2010 - 10:51 AM
I wanted to see if anyone has any advice on getting the throttle/cable to have a little more resistance? Other then tearing the dash completely apart to get to the throttle lever assembly and re-dimpling the dimples that give the resistance to the lever is there any other method that doesn't involve tearing the whole dash apart?
If I put my throttle to full throttle it will stay there for a minute or two and start working it's way back to idle, sometimes it does it quick and other times it take a little longer.
I thought of one idea but I don't know how well it would work and that was maybe try crimping the sheath a little bit where the cable comes out down by the motor?
Posted February 12, 2010 - 03:53 PM
Posted February 12, 2010 - 03:58 PM
Posted February 13, 2010 - 08:34 AM
Posted February 13, 2010 - 08:37 AM
I have the exact same problem on mine. I was using a little tiny bungee cord to hold it. When things warm up, I need to do a number of repairs to my 12. This winter has been hard on it.
I can't wait for nicer weather either, I could fire up the torpedo heater but it just isn't the same as having the garage doors open and breathing fresh air while working on the girls. My throttle cable used to be fine until I lowered the rpm a little because it sounded like it was going to explode and ever since then it wants to return to idle. I need to get a tach and check the speed.
Posted February 13, 2010 - 11:43 PM
Posted February 14, 2010 - 08:00 AM
Thanks for the advice, if I could get the sticky one loose as easy, I've seen some neat digital wireless tach/hour meters out there, around 30-40 bucks
You and I had talked about the tach/ hour meter in emails. I think it would be cool if we could arrange a group buy or something a little later on.
Posted February 14, 2010 - 08:34 AM
Posted February 14, 2010 - 10:53 AM
Posted February 14, 2010 - 11:04 AM
That's a neat little gadget. Where did you get it from?
Any decent size mower shop should get it for you if they don't already carry in stock. Tecumseh Part #: 670156. Briggs Part #: 19200
I bought mine off ebay...there are 3 on there now:
Posted February 14, 2010 - 11:14 AM
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Posted February 15, 2010 - 06:11 PM