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Posted September 14, 2016 - 06:30 PM

Have a Toro Groundsmaster 327 with a Continental R08 4 cyl liquid cooled engine. I just replaced the ignition system, and it fires right up. Started mowing tonight, and got 10 minutes in and it started to bog/died, so let off the treadle pedel and it revved right back up, everytime I hit the pedal it does that, 10 minutes later it was fine! Than did it again....any ideas?
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Posted September 14, 2016 - 06:44 PM

govenor sticking,distributor not advancing, been a long time since ive seen a continental


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Posted September 14, 2016 - 06:51 PM

Could be some water in the fuel causing jet restrictions.


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Posted September 14, 2016 - 07:01 PM

Partly plugged gas cap.

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Posted September 14, 2016 - 08:46 PM

I had one many years back that would do that hot. Distrib shaft worn just enough that it would vary the points gap. This would cause the timing to come and go or sometimes even cause no spark issues
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Posted September 15, 2016 - 05:21 AM

I had one many years back that would do that hot. Distrib shaft worn just enough that it would vary the points gap. This would cause the timing to come and go or sometimes even cause no spark issues

I think you nailed it. Let it sit for a week awhile back and it wouldn't start after. Had no spark. New ignition system fixed that....for now.....
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Posted September 15, 2016 - 05:28 AM

govenor sticking,distributor not advancing, been a long time since ive seen a continental

Vacumn advance is verifieably working....
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Posted September 15, 2016 - 06:33 AM

It's something to look at, anyways. None of mine had vac advance, they all were flyweight.
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Posted September 16, 2016 - 11:24 AM

Problem solved! It turned out to be what I thought all along, but i'm 15, my father is an ASE certified machanic, so is my neighbor, and everyone on here is a hell of alot smarter than I am, so I tried everyone else's ideas. It was the safety on the treadle peadle. Seemed like it cut out the second I hit the pedal, so bypassed the switch an mowed for two hours! Gotta love electrical systems!

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Posted September 16, 2016 - 04:36 PM

Thankfully you found it without chasing to many ghosts.
Intermittent issues can drive the pope to a house of ill repute.
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