So I thought I got my Simplicity Landlord 16hp Vanguard engine fixed.
Replaced all fuel lines
Cleaned jets in carb, cleaned float
Started it up, had to adjust fuel/air settings and I have gas/oil leaking out of the crank and the air filter is soaked w/gas as well. Drained the oil/gas, removed the oil filter.
I'm hoping I just have to rebuild/replace the carb and the rings are ok. The thing I don't understand is I just ran this thing out of gas about a month ago. Since then it hasn't ran or wanted to run after filling it back up w/gas and restarting it. I know it's not a good idea to run the engine out of gas, but it shouldn't have given me this much of a headache to get it running again. I had no issues w/running prior to letting the tank go empty. Needless to say I'm PO'ed that I'm borrowing the neighbors mower. This is a 89 Landlord DLX w/PTO and a 52 in. deck. What would tell me the carb needs to be rebuilt or replaced anyway?