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5 years 38 weeks ago, 5:02 PM

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I bought a used (but looked & ran new) 3000 series Cub Cadet last year. This summer I find that first, I needed to run it with partial choke. I tried some fuel additive & it seemed to help. I still find that the engine surges when not under load. Any ideas?

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5 years 38 weeks ago, 5:33 PM

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sea foam

put some sea foam in the gas tank,run it for awhile,sounds like your floats sticking some.

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5 years 38 weeks ago, 5:34 PM

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cbxjeff

possibly running to rich or not getting enough fuel. Rebuild the carb or find a new or used carb. thats bout all i know.

5 years 38 weeks ago, 5:48 PM

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need to blow out the fuel lines with air. If you left fuel in the tank over the winter it will plug it up.

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5 years 38 weeks ago, 10:20 PM

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just put sea foam in the fuel tank,run it for a bit then shut it down and let the sea foam do its magic,after a few hours run it then when it is about out of fuel fill with fresh gas.

5 years 38 weeks ago, 10:29 AM

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shoot it. Won't help the engine, but it'll be fun. And sea foam is too difficult. Try Elmo bubble bath.

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5 years 38 weeks ago, 5:37 PM

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Thanks for the replies guys.

Maybe I'll just pull off the carb but I don't understand why it surges only with no load. If I engage the deck and start mowing it runs fine.

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