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Connie Johnson Donald Hudson

2003 Prairie 360 2x4 4x4 Gas Smell & Backfires

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Smells like gas in the oil ... Also, recently replaced belt, new BT does not have grooves on both sides, does that pose a problem?  Also just bought and replaced new carburetor, never has it idled better, but give it gas and it backfires very loudly!

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Have you checked the valve lash adjustment? If the valves are out of adjustment and not closing all the way you will have that problem.

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That's a good tip @flyinbrian365 . Could it be that new carb is not jetted properly. Is that a factory or aftermarket carb? How's the air filter?

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