Sitting for ten or eleven months through last winter and all summer.
I'm certain there may be more "sludge", but nothing stopping the
engine from running. It runs fine. Maybe one year in the future I'll
tear it down and soak all the carb parts in a "cleaner", just for
Not so much luck , as experience and trouble shooting.
Gentlemen -- start you snow blowers! It is that time of year.
YEars ago, I bought a used snow blower. Two stroke Tecumseh engine,
powering a Toro. The unit didn't run. Cleaned the black stuff out of
the carb. And then it ran for a few seconds. Same deal. Finally, I cut
the fuel line and spliced in a fuel filter. Runs much better.
Good reminder. Time to get the snow blower running. And the generator.
The OP sprayed with ether. The "couple seconds of run" helps to
diagnose. Rule out ignition problems and compression. Helps rule it
down to the carb. I can't remember how he cleaned. Oh, yah. Thin wire
from a wire brush. Me, I use oven cleaner spray to clean out the ports
and jets of carbs.
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