What kind of transmission, gear or hydro.
Its a 4 speed gear transmissionWhat kind of transmission, gear or hydro.
Just replaced the drive belt because it snapped, all the pulleys are working good but i think its dropping rpms because the engine doesnt seem as powerful as it used to be. its not the transmission or as far as i know, took it off and examined it, every gear is working fine, nothing broken. could the screwed up carb be not giving it enough gas???Is your drive belt slipping or maybe a pulley bearing going or freezing up? Unless you are dropping RPM's, I really doubt the carb is to blame. It has to be drive related.
i cleaned it a month ago and didnt really use it until about a week ago, i've been leveling land and clearing brush with my plow. i also noticed that when i took the muffler off, the exaust port near the valves was extremly black and there was like a lot of soot inside. i've never seen it before.having incorrect carb calibration can really limit an engines performance. a good clean and tune of the carb would be a good thing to do
I had grit a few months ago but i cleaned it out and changed the filter. i'm gonna check again and see whats up on the inside of the engine, maybe one of the valve seats is bent???are you running a fuel filter? it sounds like you have grit in the cylinders. check the valve seats as well.
oh i'm really good at fixing small engines, been doing it for years. i've taken this engine apart before to clean all the parts but that was about a year ago, i'm gonna take it apart and inspect everything.maybe one of the valve seats broke and got into the engine. i dont know your mechanical experience, but i would take it to a small engine mechanic, and have him tear into it
no it doesnt put out black smoke but i will check the spark plug and see how sooty it is.Pull the spark plug and see if it's as sooty as the exhaust. Does the engine put out black smoke? If it does, it's running too rich, and that would reduce your power, as well as cause damage over time.
I'd check the easy stuff before tearing into the engine. Check your oil, too. Is the level up too high? That might indicate a leaking carb that's allowing gas to get into the oil. That will quickly destroy an engine.