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#1 RAJ OFFLINE  

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Posted May 13, 2016 - 07:30 PM

I sold this tractor to my neighbor a few years ago. He recently mentioned an issue it has where the engine starts and runs fine but intermittently seems to start sputtering, loses power and smells rich of unburned fuel. It will do it for a little while, then snap out of it and run normal again. To me it sounds like it is losing spark on one side. If it were a valve or anything else mechanical, I believe it would be more consistent.

 

Just looking for some insight on possible causes. Should I be looking at the coil? Is there one or two on this engine?


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Posted May 13, 2016 - 10:12 PM

Just my .02 cents, electronic fuel bowl solenoid on that correct? If yes, id start there as crappy gas can cause that same situation you are having. ; (
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Posted May 13, 2016 - 10:27 PM

I'd suspect water in the gas. It can play games with the carb, fuel filter, and the tank. Also, make sure that the gas cap is breathing properly. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted May 15, 2016 - 10:33 AM

I suppose I should start with the easy stuff. Last engine I worked on was a command 16 single. Tore the head off thinking valve trouble. Ended up being a sheared flywheel key. Should have learned my lesson with that to start with the simple things first. When I can get ahold of it I'll try cleaning the float bowl and make sure the wiring to the shut off solenoid is good to see if that changes anything. The tractor did sit for a few years before I got it, but my neighbor has been mowing with it going on it's third season. I don't believe I ever cleaned the fuel system.

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