So I wheeled my D160 out of the shed to check things over, do an oil change, grease it, etc... before the mowing season starts.
It won't run. The engine turns over fine and it will fire up for a few seconds if I shoot starting fluid down the carb throat. But it won't fire up on it's own with a (near) full tank of fresh gas. It did once for about 5 seconds and then shut itself down again.
With every other small engine I've had issues with in recent years, if it starts with starting fluid that means the carb is having issues. Gunked up, gummed up or just flat out gone bad.
Before I go shell out $175 for a new carb and start tearing into things, does anyone else have any ideas for me to play with?