Quick update. Today I cleaned the carb again paying close attention to the pilot and jet. There was a little gunk in there again so I drained the gas and put fresh gas in again and put new gas lines and a fuel filter. Set the air screw out 1 full turn and backed off the choke cable since it was set all the way in. It started up with just a few pulls and ran for a good 10 min! I'll let it sit there idling and it eventually stalled again. I let it sit for 10 min without making any changes and it started. But then it didn't want to stay running for more than a couple minutes so I tried to adjust the air screw but no luck. I tried adjusting the throttle cable, idle screw and air screw. Didn't seem to matter what I did, I would let it sit for a few minutes and it would run for a few minutes.
I don't think I'm getting the air,/ gas mix right. Should the throttle cable adjustment on top of the carb be set all the way in? It was when it ran the first time.
When it did run I gave it a little gas and it would bog down. But other times it wanted to rip away. Any ideas?
I'm gonna get a compression tester tomorrow.
Have a 18 inch snow storm headed my way!