LT1000 18HP Intek surging
My wife was using her LT1000 for about 1/2 hour when it started surging. It's been fine for the past three months. After hunting here I checked the air filter to make sure it was ok. I Checked carb linkage. I disconnected the fuel filter and connected the hose leading to the carb to a temp tank of gas. Then, while it was running, I squirted carb cleaner down the throat of the carb, still surging.
Well, then I took the engine cover off and discovered a huge mouse nest. This engine was not getting any cooling at all. Is the engine basically fried and that's causing the surging or do I need to stick with the carb being the culprit.
Yes, I cleaned the nest out and set traps. Any help would be greatly appreciated.