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02-28-13, 12:29 PM   #1  
new and need some help..

Hey guys my name is Rodge and I'm in need of some advice. I have a craftsman LT2000 riding lawnmower with the 18.5 hp engine and I'm experiencing some problems. The mower was surging badly so I replaced the fuel filter, air filter, fuel, and sparkplug. It was still acting up so I pulled off the carb and found to crud in the bowl. the carb is a nikki 697216 - G02703 - 4906 D. I have read that they are junk and even if overhauled they are still crap. I have also read that you can swap the nikki with a walbro and problem solved. Any help is appreciated.

 
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02-28-13, 10:32 PM   #2  
I see probably just as much trouble with one as the other. I just clean 'em and put 'em back to work.


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02-28-13, 10:42 PM   #3  
thank you for your reply, for the life of me I cant find the rebuild kit for the carb I have otherwise I would clean it out and reinstall.

 
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02-28-13, 11:37 PM   #4  
Look it up using your briggs engine numbers. They normally don't require a kit in my experience. Sometimes a needle or a gasket. Normally just an o-ring around the fuel inlet on the nikkis with the removable insert containing the needle, float, jet, and seat.


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03-01-13, 12:32 AM   #5  
thanks again, I have looked all over that engine, any idea where they stamp the darned engine number?

 
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03-01-13, 06:22 AM   #6  
Engine model number and type is stamped on the valve cover.

 
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03-01-13, 08:38 AM   #7  
Could this be the kit you are looking for ?

Kit-Carburetor Overhaul (Nikki Carburetor) [696146] - $34.73 at eReplacementParts.com

 
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