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Smile Newbie here.

Hi all, Iam on MTF and smokstak and since I have a question about my snowblower, why not here too?

Well, I bought a little 2 stroker MTD Bantam from 1978. In great shape, with the manual, maybe an older man owned it who took real good care of it. It's just a manual pusher. When I got it it had a little surge, I put some seafoam in it. The surge stayed the same... maybe it got a bit better. Now, it surges alot, esp. when I take the choke off. BUT.... it still starts ALWAYS on the first pull so I am not sure it's a dirty carb. What do you all think??? who knows, maybe it's normal, even my neighbors brand new one has a pretty good surge to it. The primer is soft and supple. Since it's an older unit I run it at 32:1, that's what's recommended. Should I be running non-detergent oil in it? Any 2 cycle oil you recommend?

Oh, sometimes, if I hit a really deep patch it will get stuck on full throttle like it's running away but if I wiggle the governor linkage it goes back to normal. Should I put some oil on the linkages in it?

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Could be the throttle butterfly is gummed up. With the engine off does it snap back when you open the throttle by hand or does it sort of stay there? A litttle carb cleaner and a couple drops of oil on the shaft and linkage couldn't hurt.
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Welcome bantam.
I'm over at MTF too. Been there a few years now.

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Thanks for the suggestion, shryp. I'd never would have thought of it . I remember the linkage points were a bit sticky. So l'll clean and oil them. Micah, I like your quality saying! This 36 yr old Bantam starts first pull...not even our newer 10 yr old snow blower does that. They dont make em like they used to.
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It could be a number of things...perhaps the gummed up butterfly, may be a fine particle got lodged in somewhere within the carb, or it may even just be as simple as a slight air leak. Check to the gaskets on the carb and intake, or at the very least make sure the bolts holding the carburetor are on tight.

As for 2-stroke mix, I'd recommend Stihl or if you can't get that then go with Echo. I run a lawncare business and run a variety of 2-stroke equipment daily, those are the only 2 brands that I will use and they have proven themselves over the years with my equipment.

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