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Love the board very informative and great pics. Need some help here. I was given an 1988 Deere 160, great shape but gas was left in it for 2 years. I replaced the fuel filter, plug, air filter and changed the oil. Dealer said i would be better off buying a new carb since gas was left in it for so long which i did. Now the engine starts fine and purrs great after i installed the carb. The problem im having is that i can only run it with the lever the whole way in the down position near the turtle (slow speed) whenever i try to move the lever up to the middle the engine sky rockets the rpms. I cant figure out how to fix this.
Do i need to take it into the deere dealer to have them adjust the carburator? or is this something i can do on my own. appreciate the help.
 

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Sounds like the throttle linkage and/or the governor needs adjustment. Maybe let a small engine repair do it so it can be set to specs.
 

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I would let the dealer do it. You dont want to blow the engine.
 

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thanks for the response. better off taking it in i guess.
Any clue what goes into adjusting the carb or governor?
Just trying to get an idea of the labor im looking at paying.
 
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