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Old 02-28-13, 01:29 PM
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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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Old 02-28-13, 11:32 PM
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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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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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Old 03-01-13, 12:37 AM
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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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thanks again, I have looked all over that engine, any idea where they stamp the darned engine number?
 
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Engine model number and type is stamped on the valve cover.
 
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