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I searched thru the posts, but didn't find my problem.
I have a 2006 GT-5000 with a Kohler engine CV730-0044
When starting the engine, throttle is midway, 1/2 choke is applied and engine pops right off. If the choke is pushed back to open, the engine dies. If I keep the choke between 1/2 and 3/4, the engine will stay running. (very variable)
Sounds like it needs more gas, right.
Checked fuel line-ok
Checked impulse pump-ok
Cleaned carb, cleared jets, new float and needle (actually carb was very clean)
Fuel Shut-off solenoid worked
new carb intake gaskets-torqued to 10 ft lbs
Checked cylinders for blown head gasket-160psi
Possible cause would be carb pump, but everything look good when disassembled
Governor wasn't messed with