How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Curtis B. Your Own Question
Curtis B.
Curtis B., Technician
Category: Small Engine
Satisfied Customers: 13581
Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
Type Your Small Engine Question Here...
Curtis B. is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I have recently started a engine that has not run in 25+

Customer Question

I have recently started a wood chipper engine that has not run in 25+ years. After two days of fiddling, it has roared to life, but seems to be running Way too fast and hot. It is barely past the "idle" and it is just roaring. I used 89 octane gasoline, just to give it an extra boost back to life. It now is ready to run away and it sounds a bit out-of-control.
Could it be an issue of not using leaded gasoline, or too high an octane? Any thoughts on this?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Vince O. replied 2 years ago.

Hello, it could be a couple things. The throttle shaft could be gummed and not moving freely or the linkage could be installed wrong.