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Hard starting in the cold

Postby Justin » Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:55 pm

Hey guys went to start the cub to plow some snow. It was really hard to start and started dumping some fuel out of the bottom of the carburetor, so I shut the fuel off and cranked it them just cracked the fuel bowl valve and eventually got it to start any ideas why it did this flooded? Thanks in advance
PS mid mount blade works great for moving snow

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Re: Hard starting in the cold

Postby k hutchins » Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:31 pm

If I choke mine after the first cough of the exhaust, it too will flood.
What I do is after that first cough, I turn the choke to half, it then usually fires right off. I then let it run on half choke for about a minute before turning the choke off and advancing the throttle.
Another way to fix it if it does flood is, turn off the gas, drain the float bowl by removing the bottom plug, replace the plug, then turn the gas back on.
Hope this helps
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Re: Hard starting in the cold

Postby olebluegrassboy » Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:54 am

This is how I always start my cub cold, turn on the gas, pull the kill switch, check the shifter, check the oil, check the water, by this time the bowl and fuel line is full, so I turn off the gas. I hand crank full choke until it hits, then half or no choke until it starts, usually two more turns. Then I turn the gas back on. I always turn the gas off and let it run out when I shut it off, it will run for 2 or 3 minutes with the gas turned off.
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Re: Hard starting in the cold

Postby Shane Nelson » Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:35 am

This is how I crank both of ours. Make sure it's in neutral, turn switch on, pull starter rod. If it doesn't crank I choke it quickly then drive around. If you got to cut gas on, turn gas off go out and milk a hog then you need to make some adjustments, lol.

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Re: Hard starting in the cold

Postby twotone » Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:25 am

Mine usually starts without the choke. If it doesn't start right away, I pull the choke and push it in fast while I'm cranking the engine. It will flood pretty easy. If it floods, I put throttle wide open, no choke, and crank until it starts, letting the engine clear out and then reduce throttle. My 154 had a Zenith carb, and required choke on cold start always.
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Re: Hard starting in the cold

Postby Justin » Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:16 pm

Thanks for the tips guys I will give them a try

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Re: Hard starting in the cold

Postby inairam » Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:23 pm

it is a good idea too use some gas treatment in your stored gas. the e10 or e15 gas will absorbed water may be some of the problem espically in the cold
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Re: Hard starting in the cold

Postby JohnMihevic » Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:47 am

If I have any trouble starting the cub, I slip the air intake tube off the carb inlet and move it a little to the side. With throttle at mid position, choke open and engine cranking, I give a shot of starting fluid at the carb inlet and it immediately fires up. I then give a little choke if needed. Works every time.

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Re: Hard starting in the cold

Postby Larry in WNY » Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:20 am

There was a good post awhile ago about installing an engine block heater in the lower radiator inlet. I've had good luck on other tractors using them in cold weather. A tune up should help along with other good suggestions mentioned already.
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Re: Hard starting in the cold

Postby Bill » Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:35 pm

Before I had a heated garage I used a dipstick heater, this sure helped the cranking speed of the engine. If it got extremely cold would also use a one Amp battery maintainer.
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Re: Hard starting in the cold

Postby Brandon Webb » Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:40 pm

Do you have a Magneto or distributor?

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Re: Hard starting in the cold

Postby Bill » Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:47 pm

1953 with distributor
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