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Sounds like a dirty carb/faulty fuel pump...

Sounds like a dirty carb/faulty fuel pump diaphragm.. If it's an older machine, the cheapest way to go is put a new carb on it.
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Hi Amy: Sounds like a lean fuel mixture. ...

Hi Amy:

Sounds like a lean fuel mixture. The condition is called hunting.

Two most common causes for what you've described are loose carb mounting bolts, air leakage at gaskets, dirty...
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That primer bulb is just a one direction pump...

That primer bulb is just a one direction pump that pulls fuel from the tank on the filter line and pushes it through the carburetor and back to the fuel tank on the line without the filter.. That...
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Sounds like the coil and ignition are OK. I...

Sounds like the coil and ignition are OK. I would guess fuel delivery to the carb is blocked or leaking air. Those lines are inexpensive. I would replace the fuel lines and make sure they are...
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Dump all the gas out of it and see if it will...

Dump all the gas out of it and see if it will fire with full throttle and no choke.

Double check carb mounting screw for tightness.

Check for spark with kill wire (small wire from the coil)...
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You don't think it's just the fuse holder? Or...

You don't think it's just the fuse holder? Or possibly some wiring connection moving when you work with the fuse.
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I take it you buy aviation fuel at an airport,...

I take it you buy aviation fuel at an airport, Pilot? they have pumps there for the public? Also, from what you're saying, the aviation gasoline available is leaded?
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It gets to be an extended discussion. Not...

It gets to be an extended discussion.

Not sure of how much eliminating the oil change accomplishes when it still has to be checked and maintained. Also the oil is just one of the seasonal...
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I appreciate technology and what the salesmen...

I appreciate technology and what the salesmen promote, but I'll always be an oil changer. The contamination in the oil doesn't only come from the dip stick tube and the air intake like the ad...
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The temp monitoring used by the ECM for fuel is a...

The temp monitoring used by the ECM for fuel is a different system that runs parallel to the sensor/gauge. It has it's own sensor.
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That's really not improvised, it's a temp gauge...

That's really not improvised, it's a temp gauge with shelf components. You started out with an electric sender/gauge, this is just a different type of gauge.
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May be an air leak. Check the mounting screws...

May be an air leak. Check the mounting screws and if nothing obvious there spray some WD40 around the carb when it's running to see if the rpms change.
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It's a 350 IHC 4 cylinder farm tractor. ...

It's a 350 IHC 4 cylinder farm tractor.

Thanks for the suggestions. The coil is supposed to be 12 volt, but the condenser and points were application specific which would make those for the old...
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Thanks Alan. I thought all automotive...

Thanks Alan. I thought all automotive points/condenser ignitions were start on 12V and run on 9V. The swap on a Chevy was done at the starter solenoid with two wires - one for the solenoid...
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I picked up a resistor at auto parts. They just...

I picked up a resistor at auto parts. They just had a universal 1.8. It was odd that was the only one they carried but those things may be dinosaurs and out with the points/condensers.

The ole...
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If the battery was dead the 50 amp jump wouldn't...

If the battery was dead the 50 amp jump wouldn't fully charge the battery in an instant. How long did you have the charger on the battery?

Try putting the charger on 2 amp and leave it on the...
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OK Thanks, Pete...................

OK Thanks, Pete...................
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Posted By marbobj

Ballast resistor Ohms

I have a small tractor with 12volt ignition (upgraded from 6 volt) and points/condenser. My old ballast resistor went south and I need to replace it. The coil needs an external resistor.

The old...
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Posted By marbobj

Over a 100 # on a chainsaw. Since it started...

Over a 100 # on a chainsaw. Since it started you're good there. All's well...........
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May not hurt to check the compression if it seems...

May not hurt to check the compression if it seems to pull pretty easy through the compression strokes.
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It would depend somewhat on the engine as far as...

It would depend somewhat on the engine as far as investing the money to rebuild it.

If it's middle of the road box store stuff it's probably better to toss it. You would have rod and crank...
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Just take the starter off and pull the bendix up...

Just take the starter off and pull the bendix up to the end of the starter. Then sit the solenoid in place. Everything should fall into alignment.

You'll need that type of solenoid to push the...
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Pull the wires out of the distributor and slide...

Pull the wires out of the distributor and slide the boots up the wire a little. Then sit the wires down in the cap. Start it and pull the wires out one at a time with insulated pliers.

The...
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So you have an engine that dies when you engage...

So you have an engine that dies when you engage the deck, but keeps running when you disengage the deck? Since it tries to keep running with the choke on it would indicate a fuel problem. Cleaning...
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You can go up a viscosity grade in the oil or...

You can go up a viscosity grade in the oil or boost it with an additive. A heavier oil on that engine may cut your mpg.

Or you can try a can of Engine Restore. Sometimes it makes a difference. ...
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