Hey guys, so I'm beginning to think I am a bit of a mower hoarder. The GF is saying so too haha. Anyway in the last several months I've picked up a murray, craftsman, john deere 214 with a blown rod, and also I just picked up a JD LT166. The mower was abused, but the v-twin briggs and stratton is free and will fire on starter fluid. I'm going to go home tonight and drain all the fuel out of it and start fresh. I'm assuming the carb may need a good cleaning ,but the mower will fire up and then it will run for a second and then immediately die. I'm going to start with the carb but i did notice there is a piece that the fuel line goes to that Y's off to both cylinders. I'm not familiar with this piece and wonder if it may be bad. It was mounted to something but is now just dangling by the fuel line connection.
Also the mower deck on this thing does not adjust they've been dragging it around the ground for god knows how long, 2 of the wheel mounts broke and were re welded on there, one of the wheels is completely shot. When you pull the lever to raise the deck nothing happens. I looked underneath and the lift lever on the side with the lever is snapped so it's just not raising the deck. I've ordered a pair of these lift levers to get this fixed.
Should i start with the usual carb cleaning on this thing to see if i can get it to stay running?