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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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I have a Garvey G16 it runs ok and starts ok but seems to

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i have a Garvey G16 it runs ok and starts ok but seems to "get tired after mowing for a while. it the power takeoff is turned off it will keep running until it is turned on again. I thought it was the fuel pump because is seems to be running out of gas but that did not help much.
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: yes i checked the tank and filter
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: most likely
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: i also checked all fluid levels and greased the mower deck fittings.

Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !! I don't know it all, but maybe together we can get you a satisfactory answer!

Good flow of fuel from tank to the carburetor? Have you removed carburetor float bowl for debris and water? Is the needle valve passage from fuel inlet, thru the needle valve passage open with no debris in the passage?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
It is rather late. I will check thes tomorrow
Why will it run cold but fade out when it has a work load

I'm not sure heat has anything to do with it, more likely a buildup of trash in fuel system.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I'll remove the bowl tomorrow and tell you what I find. When I take off the mower deck what do I do with the shaft? Does it just slide out?

Shaft driven deck would have a slip joint on drive shaft. Why do you want deck off?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I now have a snow plow for it so the deck comes off this winter


Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I never took the deck off except to grease the hubs and never ran it that way so the shaft just hung down till I put it back together

It should come off easily.

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Sorry to take so long to get back. The carbrator sits on top of the 16hp vanguard Briggs and Stratton v-twin how do you take the bowl off
Customer: replied 10 days ago.
This is a picture
Customer: replied 10 days ago.
what is that pipe, it had no hose on it when I took the air cleaner off
Customer: replied 10 days ago.
See photo
Customer: replied 9 days ago.
I guess I'll hear from you Monday. I have to be st work at 1100. So morning would be better

Tube is a vent hose, is there a place for a tube in the air cleaner base?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.

If you blow into the tube. is it open, or plugged. If open, it at least needs to be be capped.

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
I'll check
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
It's open, I think it goes into the carb just below the choke butterfly

then it should be plugged, as dirt can enter the carburetor, and engine.

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
My question is how do you take the carb apart to check the bowl for dirt as you suggested.

What is the model number off the engine, example(###) ###-####B1

Customer: replied 8 days ago.

From service manaul/

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