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Old 10-28-2013, 10:50 AM
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joel29m joel29m is offline
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sputtering, little backfire hustler ztr 20hp kawasaki

Mower doing a lot of sputtering like water got in my gas but the dealer didn't find any and I have no idea what it is besides trying to clean carburetor.
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:05 AM
David C. David C. is offline
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Try a tank full of higher octane fuel---like switch from 87 octane to 91 or 93

World War 2 studies showed that the Japanese burned 87 octane fuel in their aircraft--including their famed "Zero"----whereas the Americans burned 100 octane in their craft including their P-51 Mustang & P-38 Lightning(forked tail devils)----thus giving the Americans the advantage in controlling the skies over the South Pacific

So---try a tank of 93 octane and see of the backfiring and sputtering clears itself up before you "tinker" anymore with the carb settings!!
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