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first question on here, just looking for some help. I've got an '82 Powerking 2418 that I recently inherited after my dad passed a few months ago. It had probably sat for a year or so, but I recently was able to get it started with some jumper cables. I noticed, though, that a good amount of gas was leaking from what looked like the carburetor. I took off the air filter and could see the gas leaking after I started it again. There was a small plate on the outside around the choke, that had what looked 4 screw holes. The bottom two had screws, or bolts in the them, but the top two did not. the gas was coming out of the hole on the top right. I'll try to attach some pics to show where it was coming out. My question is should there be a screw of some sort in there, and if not, why is gas coming out there. Any idea how I can fix it? Is it just a matter of finding a screw for the empty hole?

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Needle valve or the float is sticking. Start with a carb overhaul.

That looks a lot like a Kohler engine.
 

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thanks for the reply. I take it there aren't supposed to be screws in those holes then? I'm an amateur at these things, not really an expert on working on engines like this.
 

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oh ok. not what I wanted to hear as far as the carb overhaul, but thanks for the help. and, yeah it's a Kohler 361 I believe.
Carb is the easy part, very simple, and easy to get parts for. It gets more complicated and expensive as you dig deeper into the internals of the engine.

Good luck with it. Glad to help when / if I can.

What is this engine attached to?
 

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It's a Powerking 2418. I may try to dig a little deeper in the carb then and see what I can find. I've been around mowers and tractors growing up, but I never knew much about fixing them. Basically anytime I'd try to take something apart I'd have to get my dad to help put it back together. Since this was his tractor though it'd be fun to get it running again.
 

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it should be a k361 there are manuals on the kholer site
 

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Start slow, dig up all the manuals you can find for the tractor. Research parts providers. Find a location that you can disemble parts (perferably in a shop or garage) Take a lot of "before" pictures, they help alot with re-assembly.
And don't forget, we are here to help.

PS, I recently went through a simular project, I had no inkling on what a Ford LGT was till one was offered to me.
 

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most of the old kohlers i have didnt run when i got em they all needed carb work you can get away with just pulling that carb apart and cleaning it real good and if your real cheap like me and you take it apart slowly u can even save the bowl gasket, but a good cleaning and maybe new gaskets should be fine
 

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I would install 2 fuel filters. Put one filter at the gas tank and another after the fuel pump. My fuel pump was working, but the diaphram was flaking small bits of rubber. The bits of rubber kept getting under the float needle valve not allowing the valve to close and it would fill the fuel bowl and leak out the hole you mentioned.

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the 2 fuel filter option may be a good idea. one of the things I did before starting it was to detach and rinse out the gas tank. After sitting awhile it had rusted a good bit in the bottom and you could a lot of flakes of rust in the gas tank. I just took it off and sprayed a water hose in it and let it dry a couple of weeks. Starting to think maybe some of that debris got in the fuel line though.
 

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I had the same issue with my JD. The carb float had a hole and was gas-logged, plus the internal gaskets were all old and weren't sealing well either. So the float wasn't pushing the fuel shutoff needle into it's seat/seal to shut off gas flow to the carb.

The tractor ran OK but as soon as I shut it off gas would start running out the air cleaner/carb.

Sorry to hear about your Dad. The PK's are neat tractors, good luck with it.

It was my first carb and it wasn't hard to work on. Just find a clean area to work and keep track of the little bits. Kohler manuals are available online or may be on here in the tech section.
 
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