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


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

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

    Bookmark   July 25, 2012 at 9:41AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
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
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
McCullough Pro Mac 700 has to be a professional grade saw vs a Home?
Servicing/Starting my Neighbor’s McCullough Pro Mac...
honda snowblower problem
i have a honda 928 snowblower... good machine, but...
Waterproofing a basement
I get water in my basement just about every spring...
Mantis Tiller purge bulb
I cannot get gasoline to come into the purge bulb....
Stihl Chainsaw - starts but won't run
My trusty (10 yr) old Stihl 16" chainsaw is starting...
Sponsored Products
Contemporary Style Adjustable Table Lamp with Mantis Appearance
Original Hand Knotted Wool Pakistan Washed Out Mantis Green Chobi Rug H5993
BH Sun Inc
Carleton Blue 18 x 18 Animal Print Throw Pillow
$57.95 | Bellacor
Dabney Gray 18 x 18 Geometric Throw Pillow
$57.95 | Bellacor
Pakistani Peshawar Runner Mantis Chobi Hand Knotted Wool Oriental Rug H6062
BH Sun Inc
Black Mantis Light
$9.99 | zulily
Best Fitness Ab Mantis Bench - BFAB20
$249.99 | Hayneedle
Dale Tiffany Manti Accent Lamp - TA101340
$129.99 | Hayneedle
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™