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Did some carb work today...

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I decided to take the carb off of the MTD to clean it...it was a complete mess. When I started taking it apart all of this stuff that looked like swamp water came out. I guess it was varnishing that had not stuck to the sides or something. I also found a spring and some sort of strange metal/plastic thing when I took off the engine cover...the spring was sitting on the block and the strange thing just fell out so I don't know where it came from. They were not attached to anything, so I am assuming they were not important. I messed up putting the choke cable back on properly, so I will need to fix that in the morning. I will also add some oil and hopefully with the new battery and fresh gas it will run. The battery has not built up a good charge yet, so I will run it for a while to let it do so and to allow the engine to warm up for the first time in months.

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Paco, Until you find out what that little spring is I wouldn't throw it away. It could be part of your governor linkage, you might want to look up your engine manual at Briggs & Stratton (if it is a B&S). I've thrown parts away before and then found out I needed them later then had to go out and try and find them either on here or EBay. My 2 cents worth

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I think I will post a picture when I get the chance. Unfourtunately I put the float in wrong...and I can't figure out how to put it in right. The tractor leaked gas all night and it was a mess this morning. To add to my troubles a bolt broke off. I am thinking that I will just get a new carb if I can find one. At least this thing is just a run of the mill MTD and not something nicer for me to screw up.

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