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#1 Bolens 1000 ONLINE  

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Posted March 28, 2011 - 07:52 PM

I used my 1050 with no problems yesterday and this evening I go to move it out of the way and as soon as it starts it starts acting funny. It starts missing and struggling to stay running. When I went to rev it up it was back firing and you could see the muffler glowing inside when it was back firing. I couldnt figure out why it would run great all this season and one day run like crap. I let her keep sputtering and eventually it got better and now it runs perfect again!
I have no Idea what happned to it.

I let it sit and it started up and ran fine again, I even drove it around.


Any ideas what could have happened? :confuse:

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Posted March 28, 2011 - 07:57 PM

Little bit of water in the fuel???

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Posted March 28, 2011 - 08:05 PM

Its stored inside... Dont think any water got in there.

It was sure strange..... mabye a little speck of dirt passed through he carb?

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Posted March 28, 2011 - 08:09 PM

That is strange but as long as it fixed itself maybe it wont happen again.

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Posted March 28, 2011 - 08:11 PM

Its stored inside... Dont think any water got in there.

It was sure strange..... mabye a little speck of dirt passed through he carb?


i'd say so

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Posted March 28, 2011 - 08:13 PM

With the muffler getting red it sounds like it was running lean. Could be a piece of crud got in the wrong spot to make it run lean and eventually worked its way through.
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Posted March 28, 2011 - 08:30 PM

I probably should get a fuel filter on it.....

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Posted March 28, 2011 - 09:25 PM

Those little online jobs have saved me a bunch of trouble over the years. Well worth the "Modification". Ryan's had a bowl on it, so he talked me out of one... For now.

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Posted March 29, 2011 - 04:11 AM

I probably should get a fuel filter on it.....



Yes you defiantly should.

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Posted March 29, 2011 - 10:20 AM

In line filter is a good idea.

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Posted March 29, 2011 - 03:32 PM

With the muffler getting red it sounds like it was running lean. Could be a piece of crud got in the wrong spot to make it run lean and eventually worked its way through.

My 1050 was not running when I got it. Once I got it started, sparks were flying out of the muffer and it was glowing red hot. Fiddling with the mixture screw solved that. My money is with Gtractor.

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Posted March 29, 2011 - 05:59 PM

Everyone already used what I would've said too. That said, glad that it's running good again!




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