I'm beginning to thinkt hat my place has become the place for engines to come and die. Here's what I'm looking at right now.
Echo weed whacker. I bought this Echo about 3 years ago because I got 20 good years out of my last one. I got it serviced for summer a couple of months ago and it ran great when I got it back. Cut everything in its path like it usually does. Now I can't get it to run full speed. It just dies. Thinking it might be old gas, I drained it and mixed fresh. Now I can get it to run with the choke almost full on if I'm lucky. I put some carb cleaner in it thinking that the more I run it, the better it will get. Well it not getting any better.
My daughters go cart has a 6hp Subaru engine. Up until now the thing started and ran beautifully on the first or second pull every time. Now it will only idle and it runs real rough whenever I give it gas. Sometimes it dies but most times it just runs really crappy. I use ethanol free gas in everything by the way.
Finally, I wanted to take my Speedex to the Portersville show. I got it started (finally) and it started to kick up a fuss and then it blew the end of the muffler off! This is a 1937 briggs model Z. It usually runs really nice and smooth. What I don't like about this set up is that the gas line is lower where it comes from that tank than it is when it gets to the carb.
Anymore, my engine diagnosis skills are somewhat lacking. I was never great at it but I seem to have forgotten more than I ever learned. I'm afraid to touch another engine! If anyone has any ideas about any of the above, I would love to hear from you. I'm at my wits end and my daughter would like to buzz thru the trails again before winter comes.