I'm planning on a new filter, then taping a new line onto the old line at the filter and pulling it through to the tank, replacing the whole thing. Any thoughts?
Iím pretty sure you can remove the rear fender without removing the pedestal (steering column). You should have approximately four to six bolts securing the rear fender. This would be best to replace the line.
Also, I believe on the 275 the fuel tank lifts right up, but donít remember for sure. If it does, you will have good access to the top of the transmission, and will be able to clean the cooling fins and fan (auto) if need be.
There should be one or two bolts under each foot rest, and two under the seat. The black knob that controls the height adjustment is pressed on. You can remove it with gentle persuasion. After that, the rear fender should come off, by lifting and pulling up to the rear. This will expose the fuel line(s). Inspect the fuel gourmets for cracking as well as the lines.
Have you checked to see if the engine will run at all? Fuel directly injected into the cylinder, or spray?
sure you will have to remove and clean your carburetor. Liberal use of carb and choke clean as well as compressed air should do the trick, but depending on how long and how much varnish you find, you may have to do a minor dipping (no more than 30 minutes).
Order a carburetor gasket kit (not overhaul) as well as all of the mounting gaskets (to cylinder, and air filter) for the carburetor and remove all of the internal parts to clean. Be careful as the brass jets are easily damaged. Use the proper Cabinet screw driver, if you donít have the right carburetor tool.
Go to Deereís website and print out a picture of your carburetor to help you during the rebuild. Also, this will let you know what can be removed.