Billy Goat leaf loader HTR1601v loud popping (PLEASE HELP)

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by joshua74133, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. BDLandscapes

    BDLandscapes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    Ha, feel your pain there!

    You should have the big plastic tank on top of the engine, right? There IS a fuel filter under there! Change it out! On the bigger tanks (9qt? IIRC) as used on most, the fuel filter is actually the entire white 90degree fitting/joint (with 1/2" inlet and 1/4 out)

    If you still have problems with it bogging down ~30seconds into use, I'd check out the fuel pump mounted on the side of the engine as well. Although the tank is over the engine these aren't gravity fed, fuel goes to the vacuum operated pump first. The engine may be running fine until all the fuel that was in the carb bowl is used up and the pump isn't working right/keeping up to fill it.


    A bad coil can also cause cause issues with sputtering/backfiring and loss of power, normally once the engine warms up. Next time it happens, pull and reconnect the plug boot on each side as it is running, one at a time. If one side made little or no difference when unplugging, bad spark with that cylinder.
     
  2. joshua74133

    joshua74133 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 139

    Ok thanks ill give that a try... Should it be on low idle when I pull the spark plug boot?
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