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#1 916 hydro OFFLINE  

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Posted March 03, 2013 - 08:36 PM

i have an 1810 cub cadet with the m18 kohler. i bought it not running. i put head gaskets on it and cleaned the pickup on the flywheel and it fired right up.ran it for a while and it ran allright. let it sit for about a week or so and i could get it to fire up but it would die as soon as i gave it any throttle or choke. the fuel pump is pumping. any help would be aprriciated 



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Posted March 03, 2013 - 08:43 PM

How old is the fuel line from the tank to the carb? These will deteroiate after time and collapse.


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Posted March 03, 2013 - 08:53 PM

If it has a fuel filter check it too. If the gas is getting to the carb, I'd suspect the carb. Good Luck, Rick

 

If you suspect the carb, try spraying carb cleaner in through idle and high speed valve holes. Sometimes its just a piece of junk blocking the passage.


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Posted March 03, 2013 - 08:59 PM

you know i put a new line from the tank to the pump, it felt soft today when i was looking at it, i may have grabbed a roll of vaccum line instead of fuel line ill change that and see if it helps. anyone know where i can find a carb rebuild kit i havent had much luck it has the walbro.



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Posted March 03, 2013 - 09:00 PM

Choke would help a lean condition in the carb. Unless the bowl is flooding , I would check the P/C and spark plug. It might need an ignition tune up anyway, parts are cheap and that way you know they are good.



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Posted March 03, 2013 - 09:07 PM

I think your on the right track with the fuel system. Whenever one of these old engines is started after setting your bound to stir things up. Just for the heck of it pull the plug and see what it looks like. Just might be a cheap fix.



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Posted March 03, 2013 - 10:11 PM

you know i put a new line from the tank to the pump, it felt soft today when i was looking at it, i may have grabbed a roll of vaccum line instead of fuel line ill change that and see if it helps. anyone know where i can find a carb rebuild kit i havent had much luck it has the walbro.

 

I've had good luck with NAPA for carb kits and other small engine parts.






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