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Hey guys i got that john deere 111 running sorta.. I switched the starter cleaned the carb everything put the carb back on tried starting. choke on it started and ran ok while choke was on and when i diengaged choke it revved high and then it dies. i had my hand over the carb trying to make it run and it kept on shooting oil up the carb my hand was soaked in oil and it was dripping oil from the carb.:unknown: idk whats wrong with it help
 

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The oil can be easily explained. The crankcase breather is connected to the carb via a tube from the valve spring access cover. When you choked the engine by hand, excessive vacuum created in the carb tries to suck oil out of the engine. Follow me so far? The running problem your experiencing is probably a clogged jet within the carb. You'll need to remove and totally dissemble the carb to clean all of the tiny orifices. Take your time and pay real attention to where all the parts go. If you've never cleaned a carburetor before, this is a great one to do it for the first time.:good2:
 

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I use some safety wire to get into all the little orifices. Be careful not to damage them. Compressed air goes a long way in helping clean out all the passages too. Take your time and make sure everything is clean and free of any corrosion.
 

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the bowl has some rust in it on the bottom can i sand it down and spray some rustoleum paint on it or add some epoxy or some jb weld over it
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You risk having anything you apply to the bowl coming loose and clogging a jet. I would clean it thoroughly and install a new in-line fuel filter to prevent further contamination. If the bowl itself is rusted, replacement depends on how clean you can get it. If it doesn't come clean, you'll need to replace it.

These new ethanol "enhanced" gasoline's can cause a lot more damage to small engines. I buy all of my gasoline for all of my small engines at a local ethanol free gas station. I won't even run any ethanol in my motorcycles if I can help it.
 

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I use some safety wire to get into all the little orifices. Be careful not to damage them. Compressed air goes a long way in helping clean out all the passages too. Take your time and make sure everything is clean and free of any corrosion.


Even better than safety wire is a set of torch tip cleaners.

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You can bend the ends of them to fit in the tiny idle passages in the throat of the carb for easy cleaning and they wont break off like a piece of wire can.
 

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Great idea

Be careful if you go that route. It's a great idea, but if you get too aggressive, you can change the diameter of the jets and effect how the engine runs. The chances of this are very small though.:drinks:
 

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i got some varnish in my 214 carb what good to get rid of it and clean the carb? will sea foam get rid of it?
 

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If you have it off the engine, you can clean it with any number of solvents. Brake cleaner works, carb and choke cleaner works. If you want to disassemble it completely, you can soak it in something like Berryman's Chem Dip.
 

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Sure, but be aware that it might damage some of the seals if you soak it too long. If it's just varnish in the bowl, shouldn't hurt anything. I spray the jets out with the cleaner and some compressed air, that's usually enough. If that doesn't do it, then I take it completely apart, remove all the seals, and soak it in the Chem Dip.
 

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well its mostly varnished where the two flaps are in the carb for the choke and throttle and its hard to remove
 
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