Carburetor Cleaning & TUNE-UP Of Toro 6.5HP Lawnmower With Tecumseh Engine




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JohnHole2: These Tecumseh LEV series engines are among the poorest quality small engines ever made. Most still operational will have a blue cloud of smoke coming out the exhaust when they're running. Piston & cylinder bore wear in these engines is extreme, due to poor oiling design.

Doris Rodriguez: This has been the BEST EVER STEP BY STEP VIDEO I have ever seen. Thank you and God bless you DonyBoy73 :) I CAN DO MY OWN TUNE UP NOW :) 

Gilbert Haugan: TWO MAJOR PROBLEMS HERE; The first one is you simply turn the mower on its side and remove the carb bowl. 90% of this video is not needed. 2nd one is, you HAVE to put a $2.00 fuel filter on the carb fuel line. 90% of all carb problems is the fact that the small jets get clogged. A common problem with these engines. This should be a 3 minute video

Jeremy Calnan: Hey Donyboy ... need your help .. I have watched this a couple of times and have one question. when you removed the muffler there were 2 3/8 bolts mounting the Carb on the motor. when you removed them and said to pull it off .. I didn't see you mention the gasket that is there and I am needing to replace mine .. so is that considered the Intake gasket? I see there are 2 gaskets that look very similar in shape and size so .. could you let me know which one that is .. when taking mine apart the gasket split into 2 pieces.. 1/2 left on the motor and 1/2 on the tube. thanks in advance ... love your videos ..

rcforlife553: hey donyboy, i was just wondering , what is the part number for a tecumseh carburetor jet on a 6.5hp scotts lawn mower thanks:) oh and also what is the correct tap size for that hole, my jet broke off inside of it

Jake Lehner: How do you dispose of bad gas? Recommendations I've heard is mix it with a full tank in your car (works but makes me nervous), or dump it on the ground ... which I naturally have issues with (no pun intended).

Rob Thoreson: I noticed that once you had the float removed, that there is a brass plug underneath. I have a LEV120 model it has 2 brass plugs. My Tecumseh Tech manual says to leave these alone, but the one in your video has one missing. Is this a different carb design or how does it alter how the carb works?

jspinks2388: Damn Tecumseh's man....they run good for awhile when everything is perfectly right...but some of their damn carbs like this one...bullcrap got a yardman and those o-rings on the emulsion tube just don't last..and all the surging and crap starts...and yeah they need a better in-line filter there carbs/jets get plugged up so easy... that said Id take a lot Tecumseh's over some damn Briggs never liked their carbs either as well as some stupid governors that will break and lock them up...

Dean Lee: Thanks A lot.

OllyGucci: Nice vid dony! I have the same mower but different problem. The mower was stuck. The string wouldn't pull. The oil looked low so I added some oil. Still no luck. I raised the mower horizontally and tried to rotate the blade either direction. It moved with some difficulty and made sounds of liquid being pushed around inside and some amount of oil came out of the air filter - maybe I added too much oil. Now it turns most of the cycle freely when I rotate it, but gets difficult to rotate at a certain location - it pushes back like a spring and makes sounds of liquid motion. After I force-rotate past that point, it rotates freely again. When I try to pull the string, it pulls freely until the engine gets to that point, then gets stuck, making it impossible to pull any further. It also yanks the string out my hands at times - it used to do that for a while before the last failure. Any suggestions what might be wrong?

vaughn nickel: Excellent presentation sir. The shop my son kept taking his mower to didn't see that the float was half filled with gasoline. I ended up with the mower, he went with a lawn service.

Dan Freeman: Thanks for the video, so well done! I'm gonna go tackle my mower now!

Freddie Cruz: Sweet! Great Video!

Chris G: Great video. The mower used in your vid was a different model Toro but the step by step instruction made my tune up simple. Thanks for your help.

ron buth: greate

Robert Monk: Outstanding, perfectly clear, thank you so much.

Tony Quartano: Thanks for this video!

Megan Bares: How do you adjust the idle on this model? It seems to rev extremely high. 

Granny D: This video rocks! Saved me some $$$! Thanks!!

Gib Whitt: I want to thank you for the excellent step by step video. The part about cleaning the fixed jet gave me the clue I needed. Indeed it was the fixed jet that was dirty. Your clarity and completeness of instruction is a cut above. Thanks again

estorvitoo: Excellent video. Thank you!!! 

Derek G: This was very helpful. Thanks for posting it.

Will Bryle: Great Video. The problem I have with this mower is rough running or not at all. I took the air filter off and covered the opening with my finger which made the engine to run smoother and rev higher. In order to use the mower, I partially covered the intake with duct tape. Would these steps cure the problem? 

Russ Young: I need help on the same mower to fix the pull start cord it snapped. Have you got any video of that

F Loock: Wow Thanks. I bought one at a garage sale last year for $20, looked like new. The owner had put mixed gas in it. I changed the gas cleaned the plug and run all summer then it quit. I took it apart today and "thought" I had cleaned the carburetor. THEN I watched your video. It was those little jets in the bolt that hold the bowl on that I had missed. Very good video..

Glen Stockley: Born teacher! Idiot proof - thank you

tnt5182: I have done all the above and it still won't start. Its starts with carb cleaner theb quits. Any solutions?

TheDaveFrank: so do you thnk it was just bad gas? the carb as you described looked clean as did the air filter. You did mention that the spark plug looked bad though..was that the issue? Great video that a non mechanical dude like myself could learn from! Thanks

HeddRedd: Thank you very much for posting this. Excellent job, and my project for tomorrow! :) Is there anywhere I could get a bowl and O-ring separately? Both are worn on my mower.

bentbike: Thanks a bunch for doing this, it saved me a hundred dollars and being without the mower for a week. Cheers.

David lands: Well explain video. Great job!

rockdeere: i have same mower its been idleing low. I tried adjusting but I think I might of stretched my governor spring what can I do?

Lennox Rodney: Thank you so much. This video saved me btwn $150.00-200.00, on a repair at a service station. This was my first time taking on an engine maintenance/repair. Thanks again!

Hyung Lim: Thanks. Video saved me a trip to the repair shop.

James Funsch: I have a toro recycler about 1.5 yrs old has a 6.75hp engine with engine code BBXSX it will start but stalls immediately. Changed plug and air filter no difference. I pulled carb loose and there is fuel getting to and into float bowl. see nothing to clean or adjust. So, I don't think I have made a difference to put it back together. Any thoughts on where to go here. Much of the other info I have read talks about jets or screw holes to clean; nothing like that here I can see. Appreciate any hel

Pikachu: HERE MY VERY IMPORTANT QUESTION. HOW THE HECK CAN DIRT GET INTO THE CARBURETOR SCREW HOLES. the screw that hold the bowl. I have to clean mine so many times now I get frustrated at it. Clean it once and it work a lot but than the holes get clogged again.

Ulpa Patel: We cleaned the carburator. Filled the gas and gas goes into the filter. What is the cause of that?

donyboy73: make sure the linkage is on correctly

Christopher Girone: Just used this video to clean my lawn mower. Other than it needing a new blade, it runs perfectly fine! Thanks a lot to an excellent tutorial From this novice to you, Sincerely, Thank you

Armyydude: Just wanted to say thank you so much for posting this tutorial on cleaning the carb. I have the exact model and the damn thing wouldn't start for me at all.Cleaned it all out and it now runs better than it did before.My local small engine mechanic isn't going to be pleased,but I sure am.Thanks again man!

TeamBlindMouse: HELP..could please show a closer clearer pic of how the needle attaches to the float. I think I did it wrong cause after 3 pulls on the starter fuel started pouring out of the air filter !

Audioquest56: In my experience, if you want to solve 99% of spark plug issues, change out the Champion RJ19LM for a NGK BR2LM. The Tecumseh engine on my snowblower was transformed from a non-starting, rough-running (yes, with a brand new Champion plug) engine to a 1-pull, smooth-running engine by installing NGK.

Ryan Desko: Very help full video it did help me fix my aunts push mower

Tristan102100: 7:07i would have first blew on the fuel line. i had a tractor that everything was clean but there was a glob of grease in the fuel line it took me 2 days to figure that out!

Darryl George: just completed a tune up on my toro 6.5 and now i'm getting any fuel thru the primer, any suggestion

TeamBlindMouse: ok. looks like I did it right ? any suggestions ?

David Okanagan: I just put a new magneto on the same engine, mounted on lawnboy. Its running rough, and blowing oil out of the plastic cover on top of engine? What do I have wrong with motor? I think that it was worked very hard with little maint. Found it free at end of a driveway.

CJProSound: thanks, you just saved me $40 by helping me clean up the carb and get my mower running again!!!

donyboy73: you're welcome

donyboy73: especialy does the engine get dirty if the flywheel key is broken
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Carburetor Cleaning & TUNE-UP of Toro 6.5HP Lawnmower with Tecumseh Engine 4.8 out of 5

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