Mantis tiller engine trouble

daveswoodcraftJuly 24, 2012

Hi All

Hoping to find some help I have a 2005 Manits tiller 2 stroke. Was runing good and tilled a freinds small plot went to use it again for my garden and it will start under choke but when I try to run it without choke dies right away. I got the rebuild kit and rebuilt the carb and still doing the same thing. Any idea's?

Thanks in Advance


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Check the fuel lines in the gas tank. Probably crumbling and deteriorating. Ethanol!

    Bookmark   July 25, 2012 at 9:41AM
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After you checked all the lines and sure the carb. passages are clean as suggested you may have the High or low carb. adjustment screws off some. usually when it stall the high jet maybe adjusted too lean and require 1/16 to 1/8 of turn counter clockwise to alow more fuel. Some carb. you can adjust and some you can't. IMO anytime you have to choke it to get it to run three things mostly the cause. dirty fuel system, Vacuum leak, or carb. out of adjustment. IMO the choke will choke off the air and richen up the mixture alowing the engine to run faster but not at WOT speed Due to it being choked and starved for fuel at WOT.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2012 at 12:58AM
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luke_oh(zone 5 NE Ohio)

I'm not sure if your model has a priming bulb, but it may be cracked.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 1:11PM
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