Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
Hello Ron. My name is***** will be happy to assist you. I will need to ask you some troubleshooting questions as we go. After your engine final starts up, does it perform to your satisfaction, until you shut it off?
You and I need to determine if our problem is fuel related, or if it is ignition related. There are a couple of things you can do, to help make this determination.
If your engine does start up briefly, then you and I likely have a fuel related issue. Double check to make sure you are getting a good, steady flow of fuel, from your fuel tank, to your carburetor. Sometimes a bad fuel hose, or sediments inside your fuel tank will cause your fuel flow to start and stop periodically.
Shine a flashlight into your fuel tank, to closely inspect it. Also, check your fuel hoses. They can deteriorate internally over time, and collapse.
Ron, you and I can continue from here. Thanks!
Ron, click on the customer service link on your page. They will be happy to do a cancellation for you. I hope you get your engine up and running again real soon. Note: Check to see if your choke is fully closing. Take care, and have a great day!
If you still want help, this is the old flat head opposed cylinder engine. If it starts cold, and will not start after it warms up, the valves are too tight, and need to be repaired. On this engine the valves get too tight, and there is no adjustment, so the tip of valves have to be ground off to get clearance. So engine heads have to be removed and valves removed to repair.