/ Craftsman GT5000 Engine Cuts Out, Struggles, Then is Okay #21
- Jan 30, 2008
- Luther Willis Hill, AR
- Pettibone, Ford, Massey Ferguson, International, JD, David Bradley, home mades
A timely post on your part. So her engine is running like a top except it doesn't want to idle smoothly. Bring it back towards idle and, well, I probably should have attempted to adjust the idle screw. In my feeble defense it took me 5 hours to remove, clean and replace her carburetor (those linkages with springs are tricky, plus I was watching the video!) and I wanted to get it over to her place as spring time grass grows at frightening rates in Kentucky. They don't call it the Bluegrass State for nothing.
Well, the last three times I cut the engine it did backfire. But I'm wondering if it was because I hadn't pulled the throttle all the way back idle when I turned off the key?
No, those things work or you can't start it. Or it will kill the engine when hot and not start until it cools off some. I have also seen grass get in the gas tank and cause problems. It wasn't from kids, it just got in there over time.