Koehler Courage SV590S idle adjustment
I have a cub cadet riding lawn mower with a Kohler courage engine; Engine model number: SV590S and the spec number is: SV590-0220. Carb was leaking so I rebuilt the carburetor. Upon starting the mower it was running really erratically; high and low idling and very loud. I’m trying to adjust the idle screws but the mower now won’t start unless I use starting fluid and it’s hard to keep it running to be able to adjust the screws. I looked at the service manual online and on one page it mentions something about a “governed idle speed adjustment (if equipped).” Does this engine have that? It also mentions the “low idle speed (RPM) adjustment”. Is this the adjustment I use? Do I need a tachometer to read the RPM’s?
Re: Koehler Courage SV590S idle adjustment
Apparently you have something wrong if you having to use starter fluid to start it.No matter what if the carburetor is setup correctly the engine should at least start, even if dies afterwards. First check that the choke is fully closing.
Also check and set the static governor adjustment. If it still surges then you might need to a dramatic governor adjustment to condensate for wear governor wear.
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