Thursday, September 17, 2009

This is more my speed

It's not plumbing and nothing that runs on gasoline has been able to beat me so far, so I like my chances with the riding lawn mower. It's an Ariens from about 1995 with a Briggs & Stratton 319cc 8HP vertical-drive-shaft motor and a vicious case of surging.

The theories involve at worst, the governor springs, and at best, just some trash in the float bowl.

Judging from the amount of grass in the gas tank and how it improves every time I turn the idle mixture screw, I'm betting on the latter.

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