2000 Posts and climbing!!!
Join Date: Apr 2016
Re: Simplicity 7018 overheating
Check that all the covering tins are present, including around the fan on the crankshaft, that the fan is properly secured to the crankshaft so it's blowing air at full speed, and that it's clean and the cover around it is clean on the inside.
And perhaps get an IR thermometer gun to read engine temps, as there are many parts of the engine that are legitimately too hot to touch with your hand, but would not show that the engine is overheated.