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Old 10-03-2013, 02:13 PM
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Blowing out black smoke?

My wright stander for the past week or so has been acting up. When I choke it and start it up with the throttle down low it barely sounds like it wants to run. It'll putter for a few seconds and then shuts off if I push the throttle up to fast. It took a little cranking to get it started back up again today and when it did it blew out a bunch of black smoke. Any ideas on what could be the problem? Thanks
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Old 10-03-2013, 02:59 PM
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Check your sparkplugs and clean your air filter...
A simple tuneup won't hurt it a bit...
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Old 10-03-2013, 03:18 PM
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Blowing out black smoke?

Bent push rod. My John Deere did the same thing and it was a bent push rod
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:42 PM
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Black smoke is improper combustion.

Like the man said, replace spark plugs (gap .030) and air filter.
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:19 PM
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Be sure the starter is disengaging that causes funny sounds and crazy starting. I thought the engine was breaking up.
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