Small engine/Mower Help

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kroberts2131

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UUUUMMMMM you need to type more.

Unfair to leave us hanging like that.

I think it was a combo of water and old carb honestly. I drained the gas and there was some in there. Once I got that out it took some tinkering to start it but now it’s running first pull. Just running super fast. I mangled the spring over the linkage from the carb to the gov arm so guessing that’s part of it.
 

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I had a very dependable Honda mower from 1986 or so and it is still running. One time it wouldn't start and I took off the carb bowl and there was rust and water in the thing so I cleaned it up good and it worked fine until i gave it to my son whom I assume still has it...I hope.
 

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The carb on my 18hp Kohler that came off a lawn tractor and is now on a log splitter developed a white crust inside the bowl that caused the needle and seat to get clogged and quit working. Cleaned it all out, put a fine coat of epoxy in the bowl but it did the same thing. New Kohler carb is over a hundred bucks, but I've heard the cheap carbs on Amazon will work just fine. Anybody have experience using them?
 

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The carb on my 18hp Kohler that came off a lawn tractor and is now on a log splitter developed a white crust inside the bowl that caused the needle and seat to get clogged and quit working.
I have not ever had the white crust develop in my carbs but I have seen many carbs with it.

It could be the fact that I will sometimes run my 2 stroke fuel mix in my mowers.
That oil is actually a lube and a stabilizer.
I have never had any issues running it in a 4 stroke.

You do not need to run a 50:1 ratio to get a benefit.
I have ran it in my inline 6 Fords also.
 

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