Last storm I was using my D160 to plow the snow. It was doing a great job until I ran out of gas. Once refueled it took a bit to get started as is normal/expected. It ran ok for about 5 minutes then started bogging & stalled. It would restart, then sputter out when under load of the hydro trans. Then it stalled again & wouldn't restart. I let it sit for an hour & charged the battery. It started again, but wouldn't drive & eventually failed to stay running.
I pulled apart the fuel pump and gave it a good squirt w/ carb cleaner while cranking for a few seconds & reassembled. New fuel filter too. Fuel is squirting (more like running/steady dribble) from elec fuel pump. Also pulled the diaphragm off the side of the carb & squirted.
Dry-gas didn't work so I siphoned virtually all gas & debris from fuel tank. Screen strainer in tank looks fine, but I did give the gas line a shot w/ the air nozzle. 1/2 tank of fresh gas... I generally use fuel stabilizer, but nothing in this fresh gas.
Oil level is OK
Fuel lines OK
Choke & throttle linkages are OK.
Cracked open the fuel to ensure no vacuum
I wanted to pull the carb, but the intake manifold is under the exhaust pipes and I can't get it out. I was able to unscrew a dowel to free up one side. I can't get the other and the exhaust pipe wasn't budging. While in there I hit the points lightly w/ some abrasive paper (they don't look great, but seem ok). I put that all back together & settled for pulling the top (bowl) of the carb off & spraying it.
Now it runs w/ starting fluid, but it won't stay running on its own...
I'm wondering where to go from here... I'm thinking if I can get a carb rebuild kit (gaskets/jets) I'll get a cheater bar on the pipe wrench & get that dang exhaust pipe & manifold off somehow. Pipes are rusted tight. They seem solid enough to get some force on them. Where can I get a carb rebuild kit? Think that's it??
I've already read this link:
Sorry so wordy... Looking fwd to the groups help (again).