View Full Version : Scag problems

05-25-2009, 11:17 AM
I have a scag freedom z with a 19 hp kawasaki engine, used only for my personal residence. After about 30 minutes of use, the engine wants to cut off. I thought it was trash in the fuel line, but I've eliminated that as an option. Any ideas where to look next? It does fine until about 30-40 minutes of use.

05-25-2009, 10:44 PM
Most common problems I run into are:

1) trash in carb bowl
2) bad coil

Does it sputter and die, or just die? How long does it take to restart?

05-26-2009, 09:47 AM
It sputters and then dies. It will usually crank back up, but then will begin sputtering soon after. ran the thing yesterday and 3/4 throttle and at times left the choke slightly out. It still did the same thing but at least allowed me to finish cutting.

05-26-2009, 10:37 PM
It doesn't seem to be a coil problem unless both coils are failing simultaneously. The fact that it will run on partial choke is a relatively sure sign, to me anyway, of a carb blockage. Others will disagree, but I would pull the carb and clean all ports. That includes removal of the emulsion tube that goes up through the barrel of the carb. Make sure you have a proper sized screw driver to aid in removal as the tube is brass.