I emptied my other machines last Fall, but forgot about my Mantis
I went to use it today, and it wouldn't start.
The fuel filter was gummed up, so I replaced it.
Air filter is fine.
It starts easily now, but when I give it any throttle, it dies.
What else do I need to do?
*Probably not*. Might run a little "smoky", but shouldn't cause a non
start or die out situation.
I think the other fellow is right. Yo need *a lot* or crab claner t de
gm th carb and getrid of varnish deposits taht are screwing up your carb
40:1 in an engine that was designed for 50:1 will not cause the world to
explode, but it's also not going to get you the best possible performance and
service life out of the engine. 40:1 will cause the engine to run at a cooler
temperature, which in turn causes fouling and excessive carbon buildup. It will
also affect the fuel air ratio. So, you will get shorter engine life, harder
starting and a less satisfactory overall experience from that piece of
Sounds like you need to clean out the fuel system, regardless. Using the wrong
mix isn't helping you much, but it doesn't sound like it's the whole problem,
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