Over 10% ethanol? It's been that here and prior to that in TN for over
10 years and I really can't see a whole lot of difference other than
mileage from the lower Btu content.
Green goop sounds like chemical reaction w/ something in the fuel
system--is it intended for ethanol? So far, even w/ the very old JD
yard equipment (some as early as mid/late-60s, other in mid-70s) I've
not seen any problems even though there was no thought whatsoever back
then about ethanol and still were intended to run on leaded.
The old grain truck that use as the seed tender any more is a '58 Chevy
C60 (tagged for 38M gross for idea) has 283 and still runs "ok". It
needs rings and cam but gets the job done so suspect at my age it'll
outlast me and whoever gets it at the auction can fix it up... :)
I did use lead-replacement additive in it, but it's become so tough to
find so quit a few years ago...
On 7/5/2011 8:22 PM, email@example.com wrote:
Never seen it for some reason...perhaps because it's pretty dry in SW
KS; but that wouldn't explain no problems in E TN (altho there was more
no ethanol there at the time, I never really hunted it out)...
Do you have the rest of the summer to mess with it and learn about
small engines in the process? That's what it's going to take to get it
If not I suggest you get your mower to the nearest JD lawn/garden
equipment dealer for repair ASAP.
You're going to be taking apart things that were never meant to be
taken apart, and if you don't have experience with those sorts of
things, you could end up with a pile of parts and no idea how to get
them back together. God forbid you break something in the process.
There could be any number of things wrong with your mower. First and
most common, a dirty or gummed up carburetor. Could be anything,
On Mon, 4 Jul 2011 21:20:32 -0700 (PDT), finiteguy
Drain all gas from carb and tank
Pour about 4 ounces of liquid carb/injector cleaner into tank
Disconnect spark plug and pull cord a dozen times
Go away for a couple of hours
Remove plug and clean
Fill tank with fresh gas
Install plug and connect lead
Over the years this method has only failed me once necessitating carb
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