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Donald, Small Engine Technician
Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  I have 25+ years of experience repairing 2 & 4 cycle engines
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Bad Boy-Courage 27 Kohler motor, starts fine, runs fine until

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Bad Boy-Courage 27 Kohler motor, starts fine, runs fine until PTO is engaged. After about 2 minutes of cutting the motor starts to osilate and shuts down. Wont start again unless choke is used. New plugs, fuel pump, gas filter and air filter. Gordon
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.
Hello Gordon. Thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you. After your engine start to oscillate, will your engine continue to run, if you use your choke?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Don , will have to go to shop and try that.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no, the choke out does not make a differance
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.
Sorry for the delay. Thank you for checking. Next, make sure you are getting a steady flow of fuel, from your tank, to your carburetor. Also, check to see if your fuel shut off solenoid, on your carburetor is working. It should click, each time you turn your ignition switch on and off.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Don, more details. Sitting still with pto engaged , full throttle it runs fine, driving at full throttle no pto runs fine . Only with pto engaged driving does this problem occur after about 2-3 minutes of driving. Only seems to happen when it warms up,choke is fine. Gordon
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for this information. Are you familiar with checking to see if both of your cylinders are actually working at all times?
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.
To do this, start your engine, and carefully remove one spark plug wire at a time. Example: Remove the spark plug wire on your right cylinder. If your engine continues to run, then your left cylinder is ok. If not, then your left cylinder could be at fault. Be careful when removing your spark plug wires.
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.
Next, move to the other side, and repeat the process.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I think you people are just reading out of a manual. Problem is not resolved