I need help some help trying to diagnose what is going on with my eskimo auger. I have a lot of questions regarding what might be going south with my auger. Thanks in advance for your help!!
So I purchased an eskimo auger from a guy on craigs list last month. When I got it, it was working good and started on second pull. The only problem was that gas was leaking out of the grommet. I called ardisam and they sent a new grommet along with new fuel lines. I replaced the grommet and fuel line. While doing that, I noticed that that primer line needed to be replaced as well. I replaced that primer line (more hassle than I thought) with fuel line purchased from hardware store.
After replacing fuel and primer line, I noticed that the gas cap was also leaking. I went to scheels and found a new gas cap that is manual venting. With everything fixed, I went and purchased 2cylce oil (echo) from the same hardware store, changed the spark plug, filled it up and gave it a pull. It started after the 2nd pull and everything was fine during the idle process. I hit the throttle and it was working good UNTIL I let off the throttle. After 2 seconds it died. So I started it up again and it ran fine during idle and giving it throttle. After I let off the throttle it died again. The only other thing I noticed was that the blade was turn a tad while in idle. I read that the cause of that is usually itís running to high and to adjust the idle.
So with all of that said (sorry so long) Iím trying to find out whatís going on??? Here are some things Iím thinking.
1. Need a new gas cap
2. The arc isnít set up correctly on my spark plug
3. I mixed it 50:1 as opposed to 24:1 (the guy I bought it from said 24:1) The only reason I did 50:1 is because I read it on the eskimo manual on their web site. My problem is that Iím not exactly sure which engine I have. I have conflicting manuals. The engine states that itís a 2004 mako model 43. Does anyone know if thatís a Tecumseh or Viper? Could the wrong mix cause this?
4. Idle problem
Any help is MUCH appreciated.