Re: Qualcast Suffolk Punch 43s mower will only run on full c
Finally I have a fully working mower
, but it turned out to be a bit of a saga.
First thing Monday the mower refused to start at all.
Found i had a spark so assumed it must be fuel problem, so stripped the carb and found it was full of black bits.
So off to halfroids for some carb cleaner, and ten minutes later had the mower running, albeit still on full choke.
But the mower ground to a halt shortly after.
Same symptoms as before, so stripped carb again and surprise surprise, was full of black bits again.
Turned out to be the sponge air filter disintegrating.
So off to mower shop for new filter, another blast or three of carb cleaner and the recalcitrant mower burst into life once more,,,,,,,,,,, but would still only run on full choke.
Time to enlist the help of 'Clive"
the mower guru. True to his word he provided me with a"Service Bulletin"
which even this limited mechanically minded OAP could follow, so following the setting up routine, the main jet was optimised (at 1 3/4 turns out) The slow running and tickover speed screws set as per instructions and the mower was ticking over like a dream, and more importantly, with no choke.......hurrah.
Once again, Clive, many thanks for your assistance, you are a gentleman and a treasure.