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riley1374
04-06-2005, 02:41 PM
Does anybody add and kind of additives to their mowers. I have an old toro that has a problem running at a straight rpm. It will run good for a few minutes and then the rpm will start jumping up and down, then even out for a few minutes, and so on, was just curious if carb cleaner run thru the tank would clear this out or not.

KathysLGC
04-06-2005, 03:07 PM
What size/type engine? Your problem does sound carb related but just running cleaner in it could make things worse. I would open the carb up and clean it that way.

riley1374
04-06-2005, 03:32 PM
What size/type engine? Your problem does sound carb related but just running cleaner in it could make things worse. I would open the carb up and clean it that way.

Not too familiar with it, but think its a 5 hp briggs motor.

SoloMow
04-06-2005, 10:49 PM
Tear down the carb and clean it out. It's a 20 minute job (and that includes drinking a beer). :drinkup:

wanabe
04-06-2005, 11:03 PM
Sounds like a gov. problem to me. Start it up, and find the gov. lever on the carb. Take your finger and move it and see if the motor runs better. You may have a bad spring on it.

riley1374
04-07-2005, 08:36 AM
Will do! Thanks guys