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#1 husky1050guy OFFLINE  

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Posted September 14, 2014 - 08:23 PM

I have a bolens 1050 that isnt running right, i have had the carb rebuilt twice, so i bought a different one and that didnt help either. when it runs it will only idle and when i give it gas it starts to sputter and pop. then when i try to start it again it pops out of the air cleaner. i have tried adjusting the carb every way possible and nothing works, i really need some advice.


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Posted September 14, 2014 - 08:33 PM

Try setting the timing.  See Wisconsin TRA10D manual in the engine manuals section for the procedure.


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Posted September 14, 2014 - 08:33 PM

Checked the points/timing?

Sometimes weak spark will make an engine only run at a rough idle......


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Posted September 14, 2014 - 08:41 PM

Sounds like ignition to me, too.  I'd check the points.  Kohler engines are prone to idling well with bad points but running like junk at high RPM.  The Wisconsin TRA series was always the same.

 

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Posted September 14, 2014 - 08:43 PM

Ignition timing on these Wisconsin engines is very sensitive!  .....The best method is to set the points with a continuity tester (light or meter).

 

Set your carb to the initial settings recommended in the Wisconsin manual.  ...These settings will be close enough to get the engine running.

 

If the ignition timing and spark are good, and the carb is good, your problem may be in the valvetrain, which can cause the backfiring. 


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Posted September 23, 2014 - 09:14 PM

how do i time this engine?


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Posted September 23, 2014 - 10:43 PM

Definitely points or timing. I believe the 1050 has the Wisconsin tra10d engine but I may be wrong. (I'm no tube frame expert) Find a service manual and look for the timing or ignition section.

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Posted September 23, 2014 - 10:44 PM

Look in the Manuals section of this web site. Then look under Engines.  Then find the Wisconsin TR and TRA 10D Service and repair Manual.

 

If you can't find it, here is a direct link

 

http://gardentractor...-repair-manual/


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