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Carb problem on WD

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Irv Plitzuweit

01-03-2000 13:24:25

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My WD ran fine this fall when mowing with a "brush hog". Today (MN temp about + 25) started right up and ran good but soon had to keep pulling choke out further to keep it running. Drained sediment bowl and float bowl on carb. Turned both needle screws in all different combinations with no success. Took off air intake tube and checked that and replaced. Was able to drive it 1 1/2 miles but only if choke was almost completely on. (pulled way out-fully choked) Time for a carb kit?? Any suggestions welcomed and thanks in advance.

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Dick L

01-03-2000 16:11:39

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 Re: Carb problem on WD in reply to Irv Plitzuweit, 01-03-2000 13:24:25  

There is several things that can cause that kind of problem. the one I have had the most problems with was intake air leak. I had an Oliver with a bad gasket between the carb. and manifold and a C Allis that I bought that a new manifold and the bolts were not tight holding it to the head, I have also had gas line clogs that acted the same way. Keep checking and good Luck

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01-03-2000 15:06:43

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 Re: Carb problem on WD in reply to Irv Plitzuweit, 01-03-2000 13:24:25  
Could it be your carb was icing up? We had our WD running under similar temps today. Didn't do any work with it, but it was icing up on the outside pretty good.

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