Straight From the Horse's Mouth - The final chapter

Jump to content

Bogging Down

Recommended Posts

Hello, I have a D 200. It has been running great, I was having a hard time starting it and I replace the filter and fuel pump. Adjusted the carb, and now under heavy load she will bog down and stall. If you are just driving seams fine, but if you tow a trailer with the mower, I boggs and stalls? Carb Issue or Fuel Pump?



 Thank you


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Did you clean the carb after installing the new filter and fuel pump. 

Sometimes debris is dislodged by the barbed fittings and may be lodged in the float shut off or the high speed jet.

:text-welcomeconfetti: to the :rs:  Brian.

  • Like 2

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

:text-yeahthat:Ed is absolutely right ... many times after messing with old fuel lines, filters, and tanks I shook more stuff loose that ended up in a float bowl or main jet. The hazards of working on these older tractors or some times even newer ones. Once found an old piece of rubber fuel line stuffed right up in a main jet.



  • Like 1

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

If the tractor has been using ethanol laced fuel the rubber lines can and will rot from the inside out - first rule is to use non-ethanol fuel if you can find it locally . I've gotten away from using rubber fuel lines completely and have gone with the clear stuff used by motorcycle and motorsports small engines - I get rolls of 1/4" & 5/16" line from Parts Unlimited . I see now through a search and it looks like they've dropped the true clear stuff and gone to a translucent blue/clear - which will work the same .



  • Like 1

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By KC9KAS
      Looking for the correct carburetor number for a Tecumseh H60-75063B on my 654. This is the correct engine & model number, but I can't determine the carb number so I can buy an aftermarket carb.
      Thank you!
    • By Team70R
      Well I scored a gently used Briggs 900 series to repower my new 606! Doesn't have an air cleaner cover for it so I zip tied the filter on after I cleaned all the junk out of the carb and it ran good. Now it will rev slow and die after it idles a second. I'm guessing there's some more gunk in the carb that I either missed or broke free?? 

    • By bh29621
      I have a  NOS Kohler / Carter carb and air cleaner (no. 4147804 for sale). 
      This will fit, I believe,  K181 applications and perhaps others.
      Will forward pics upon request.
    • By RusTia
      Hi all, I stumbled across this forum while trying to diagnose an issue with a 314-8 GT my dad handed down to me when he bought a new one this past spring. He purchased it in August, 1997 and it has been used for general yard work and lawn mowing. It has had a great life so far with no major issues until late last summer when all of a sudden it would not start.
      The engine would turn, but not fire up. After some playing around with the carb, I determined that it was not getting fuel when trying to start. However, I would just manually add fuel to the bowl to start it, and it would start right up. Once it started, it got fuel no problem and would run great for hours while cutting grass. A week would go by and I would have to do the same manual adding of fuel to get it to start, but it would run fine again. This went on all summer as I had no time to really look at it. I just assumed it had something to do with the ignition system not activating the fuel pump, but once it turned over, the fuel pump worked as designed.
      Then one day toward the end of the summer, I turned the key and nothing. No crank at all. The battery is still good and the lights on the panel would light up, but the engine would not turn or even make a sound.
      In searching the forum, I think I have narrowed it down to ignition module, starter, or solenoid. However, I don't want to order parts that I may not need so I am hoping to get some experienced guidance. My thoughts are that the two issues described above are related. Perhaps the fuel issues in the middle of the summer were symptoms of a part going bad, but still able to limp along. The final issue of not starting was when the part finally gave out. Or, perhaps they are not related and I have multiple things to look into.
      I would greatly appreciate any information and/or advice. If this is in the wrong forum, I apologize. I thought it would go best in the engine since I am not entirely sure what the issue is.