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When I start my 2180 tractor it runs rough and losses power. Could it be the timing or fuel mix. I just changed the fuel filter and one hose that was cracked.

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Sounds like the carb is dirty. if you don't want to take it off,you can let it run with fresh gas in it until it smooths out and washs out the old gas.

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