Is a Carter really that much better than a Walbro carburetor?
I have a Massey MF16 that has a Walbro on it and it just doesn't have that smooth steady sound to it at high rpm.
It has a good smooth idle at about 1800 to 2200, that's what the Massey owners manual says to set it at.
From Idle to 1/2 throttle it has good response and runs smooth.
From idle or 1/2 throttle to full it sputters, surges before it smooth's out and even then every so often sputters a bit. Doesn't have that smooth steady sound to it at full throttle 100% of the time.
I've done everything else I can think of, ignition, governor, mixture, leaks vacuum+head gasket, last thing was to bypass the fuel pump, it failed 2 days ago.
My other MF16 has a Carter on it and when it was running last yr it was always smooth and steady, all speeds and with different loads on the engine, it's my grass cutter. It also has the fuel pump bypassed.
I think I'm gonna try swapping carbs and see what happens.
So my Question is > Is a Carter really better than a Walbro on a Kohler 16hp engine?