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bradseabridge
09-12-2010, 08:54 PM
Picked up a Giant-vac tailgate vac this weekend, it is older I'd say anywhere from 5 to 10 years old, but it has like 100 hours on it. Anyway it starts and runs perfect except for the fact that it has to be at half choke. Is this a carburetor adjustment? If I open or close the choke more than half it will start to bog almost immediately and then shut down all together.

I can do all kinds of engine work but my dad and I have never had any luck with carburetors. Help me out and let me know if its a carb adjustment or I need to put a rebuild kit in.

Restrorob
09-12-2010, 09:02 PM
Pull it off, Clean it out and put it back on......

bradseabridge
09-12-2010, 09:54 PM
Thanks Rob I'll do that tomorrow night and let you know. Why would it do that? Also the choke valve is like four inches away in a tube, it's not built into the carb like the walbro carb on my walk behind.

Restrorob
09-12-2010, 10:19 PM
The main jet is restricted, That's why you have to run with the choke partly closed. You didn't post any engine numbers so I don't know which carb you have, My guess it's a older 'L' head engine with a up-draft style carb....

bradseabridge
09-12-2010, 10:24 PM
yes sir, I'll go grab an engine number right now. be right back.

bradseabridge
09-12-2010, 10:28 PM
Model: 195422

Type: 112801

Code: 960823YE

Restrorob
09-13-2010, 06:58 AM
Remove the high speed adjuster assembly from the bottom of the bowl then the main jet nozzle behind it, Then you can remove the top for cleaning....

bradseabridge
09-13-2010, 04:50 PM
Thanks Rob, you the man.