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06-13-2007, 11:21 PM
I have a 1977 Gravely 817 Garden tractor (16.5 HP opposed twin cylinder Onan engine), which is having some trouble running. It starts okay, but after running for like 2-3 mins, it starts to surge, and act like it wants to die, if I play with the choke it stays running, but only for a little while before it dies totally. Any ideas what might be the problem, and the best way to fix it?


06-13-2007, 11:27 PM

You can pull the top off this carb. without removing it from the intake, Clean it out with carb & choke cleaner spraying through all ports and passages. Check your tank for trash/water then flush the lines and replace the fuel filter.