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Lt1000 I'm a mechanic, cleaned carb thourghly, now it'll idle a bit governor words hard to keep alive. Compression is 125 after cracking to get max compression, about to pop air mix cover off and adjust.

Mechanic's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?

I'm working on it for a lady who can not afford the shop.

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

That I'm doing this as a favor for the neighbor lady

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WHAT ENGINE MODEL IS THIS? CAN YOU MANUALLY IDLE ENGINE UP TO FULL THROTTLE?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
up to choke then down to detent, it will studder then die. Model number craftsman 18HP OHVintek
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