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Dirt in the gas?????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Jon99, Sep 8, 2003.

  1. Jon99

    Jon99 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 375

    I am having problems with my Tiger Cub.. The thing will either quit running or run real sluggish unless I have it choked, is it the fuel?????
  2. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,547

    Sounds like its clogged jets in the carburator. I guess they could have become clogged as a result of dirty gas. Probably just dust accumulated though.
  3. Jon99

    Jon99 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 375

    Thanks.... Now considering mechanics is not my specialty, is this something I can handle????
  4. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    look at the fuel filter, see what that looks like, just take stuff apart and make sure its clean and you put it back together the way it was when you took it aparyt.
  5. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,925

    Personally if mechanicing is not your specialty I would just pay someone to do it so that I could spend as little downtime as possible.
    You might have to pay a little more but you will save a headache and much more in downtime.
    P.S. Like they said above check the fuel filter first probably a good time to change it.
  6. work_it

    work_it LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 976

    Just had the same problem last week. First take off air filter and look for signs of moisture. How dirty is the air filter? Is it new or do you need a new one? How dirty is the fuel filter? Next, check the carb. for water. To do this take off the little bowl on the bottom (bolt holds it in place). Wipe out the bowl and put it aside. You now need a small wire (just smaller in diameter than a paper clip) and clean out the gas line in bottom of carb., but be careful not to push any dirt/debris further up into carberator. Put it back together and see how it runs.
  7. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    Becareful of the seal around the carb bowl. Do not lose it, or pinch it when re-installing.

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