It was time to get my Troy Bilt Jr. out and till the gardens. Fuel tank was empty so I filled it, went to turn on the fuel valve and it was leaking, or so I thought. It was actually the plastic tank that was leaking. Who knows how long it would be to get a replacement tank. Wait a minute! I have an old Ariens blower that has the same engine. I bought it cheap to have spare engine parts for the tiller. Fuel tank mounted right up. Rinsed it,replaced the lines and the valve and the little darling started on the first pull. After sitting since last Nov!
The gardens are now tilled and the little tiller is a joy to use and does a great job. It previously used to run rough and be hard to start. It had been sitting for a long time before I got it and I rebuilt the carb which was in bad shape. It never ran quite right so last year I put sea foam in the fuel and since then it is running like a top. There must have been some gunk in the carb that I didn't get out when I had it apart and the sea foam did the trick. I'm going to run some through all my small engines now to help keep them running right as they get older.