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#1 David Brown OFFLINE  

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Posted December 29, 2012 - 06:07 PM

I was out plowing again today since the 1-3 they were calling for turned out to be 6-8.  Anyway, someone on here along with my brother said that there may be moisture in the tank (or ice in the carb).  I believe it may have been a moisture issue.  Before I started lowing, I filled it up and added some dry gas.  A couple of hours of plowing later and the thing is running like a champ, not missing a beat.  It was fun to plow again.  I hope this does indeed fix it.  I've never had that problem before which is kind of wierd in itself I guess.  Anyway, thanks all!


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Posted December 29, 2012 - 06:10 PM

Good deal!  Doesn't take more than a drop or 2 in a fuel bowl to cause lots of grief.


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Posted December 29, 2012 - 08:16 PM

Glad you got it running right.  :thumbs: Hopefully that fixed it.


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Posted December 29, 2012 - 08:25 PM

I am glad it is running better! But, can somebody explain how ice forms in the carb to me?


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Posted December 29, 2012 - 08:57 PM

I am glad it is running better! But, can somebody explain how ice forms in the carb to me?

 

Usually comes from condensation forming inside the fuel tank. It helps to keep the tank full or almost full.



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Posted December 29, 2012 - 09:22 PM

Lower pressure in the carburetor causes evaporation which takes heat.  Heat removal lowers the temperature significantly, so ice forms.  Carb icing in airplanes is a big deal, so they have carb heaters.

 

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Posted December 29, 2012 - 09:39 PM

Jeff, glad to hear you're back in business. For a while there, I thought we were all going to have to come down and clear your driveway out.
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Posted December 29, 2012 - 10:16 PM

Jeff, glad to hear you're back in business. For a while there, I thought we were all going to have to come down and clear your driveway out.

Alan, you would have to do the neighbor's driveway too.  Mine can't be done without his being done.  It's a package deal.


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Posted December 29, 2012 - 10:53 PM

Nice to hear that you got on top of the problem and it wasn't an expensive fix.  :thumbs:


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Posted January 01, 2013 - 03:06 PM

Well I thought I had the problem solved but I really think I have it solved now.  I had the FEL out trying to scrape some of the icy snow off the driveway.  Needless to say with no chains I couldn't do much with it.  CHAINS ARE A MUST!  They will go on tonight I hope.  Anyway I got the other PK out to clean up my mess and it quit before I got out the door.  Hmmmm.  Well I was getting fuel but no spark.  Put a new plug in and same thing.  I set out to change the coil and condensor when I noticed that the coil wire came off pretty easy.  I took a chance and pushed it back on hard.  TA DA!  Fired up and never missed a beat.  That coil wire must not have been making very good contact that whole time.  Live and learn I guess.  I just hope that is REALLY it.



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Posted January 02, 2013 - 01:50 PM

I had this exact same problem last summer when moving. Mine was lose at the switch
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