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Starting problems and gas drip from exhaust

There is gas dripping from exhaust and sometimes tiller won't start and when it does it doesn't stay running very long.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: My tiller won't stay running

this is a two cycle with a walbro carb - probly need to remove carb to flush and put new diaphrams in

Posted on Oct 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Mantis Tiller

check the fuek lines for hole and leaks, check the fuel filter and clean if necessary. remove the carbuerator and inspect the gasket; it should be soft and flexible, if it seems hard or brittle replace it. clean the carb with carb cleaner sray (available at any local auto parts store) and compressed air. make sure you get inside the small fuel rail holes. check the primer bulb for pin holes and seating/sealed properly. if that doesn't work have the carb repaired at a service center or replaced.

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Mantis 2-stroke tiller won't start

This could be one of several problems...
• Last year's fuel. Get some fresh gas.
• Every 2-stroke needs a new spark plug each year... you know what that means.
• Clogged carb jets due to storing the tiller over the winter with fuel in the system. Never, ever do that. Now you'll need to pull the carb apart and clean it. Most of the orifices are so tiny you can't see them. Good luck.
• Engine is so old the crankshaft seals have hardened with age. This is one reason no 2-stroke lasts longer than about 8 years. If the seals are shot, then it will cost more to fix than a new one costs. Time to toss it.

Posted on Mar 21, 2009

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SOURCE: mantis tiller sv-4 echo engine no spark from coil

Sounds like it's flooding either from over choking or the inlet needle in the carb is leaking. Have you removed the plug and blown out the cylinder and plug with air and then tried to restart? Be careful not to keep cranking with the choke pulled out. When it 'hits' ONE time, move the choke halfway in and crank again

Posted on May 31, 2009

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SOURCE: difficulty starting Mantis tiller & keeping it running

dirty carb or old gas or plugged air filter or combination of all three. give it a good clean up and some fresh gas.If you are not up to cleaning up your carb you can buy a cleaner lube additive that will work pretty well if you can get the machine running. You just add it to the gas and it helps clean things up internally as its running.
as a tiller has to work in the dirt you always have to spend a few minutes cleaning things up to avoid the bigger problems.

Posted on Aug 23, 2009

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