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Old 09-01-2009, 02:42 PM   post #1 of 3
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Default LX188 Surging

I am having a problem with my JD LX188. It runs pretty good, but surges unless the choke is slightly advanced. You can see the governor moving back and forth. I have always thought that when that happens, it is an indication of a mixture problem.

Can any offer any suggestions?

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Old 09-01-2009, 03:15 PM   post #2 of 3
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Default Re: LX188 Surging

Lopers or surgers from Kawas usually means.....

Dirt/varnish/gook/who knows what in carb.

Try heavy squirts of cleaner while at high RPM for possible easy fix

No help ??? disassemble and clean carb...(might as well use kit and re build while apart) harder but more permanent fix

There is tiny 'o' ring on bolt holding fuel bowl to bottom of carb.

Have seen this disintegrate leaving small mouse turd size particles in bowl which work way into carb innards and cause loper - surger
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:00 PM   post #3 of 3
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Default Re: LX188 Surging

I went out a while ago and bought a couple of cans of Seafoam cleaner. I will try that. If it does not work, next step is to remove the carb for a rebuild. I took the bowl off last night and it looked really clean. I know that that is not an indication that dirt has not found its way into the rest of the carb, so we will see tomorrow.

Thanks for the quick response.

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