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Wayne, Engine Rebuilder
Category: Small Engine
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I have a 31 hp watercooled Kohler that starts but you can't

Customer Question

I have a 31 hp watercooled Kohler that starts but you can't accelerate pass a little pass idle and it shuts off. It has a new fuel pump but not a new filter..
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: yes
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: It also has new plugs, could it be the ECU modem
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 month ago.

Hi I'm Wayne

I will help you with this

does it back fire when this happens ??

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I can't say, this is my son's and I haven't tried it yet
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I just started it and it's running wide open for about 5 minutes water temp 190 ,seems to be alright. But I don't know how long.
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 month ago.

Thank you for that

well if it is back firing then dies when you give it gas

it is the carburetor , needs to be rebuilt/replaced

I hope this helps you

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