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Onan P218G Carb Linkage

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I've resealed my intake manifold and put everything back together and started it up but it revs way up. The only way I can control it is to push the governor arm towards the front or the tractor. That's the only way I can control the revs.

When I reassembled the linkage I couldn't remember where or how the front was hooked up to the carb. Here a picture of the linkage:

I remember where it was in the back by the governor shaft but not up front. If I hook it up as what I think is correct the spring and linkage open the butterfly wide open. Can anyone give me a suggestion? It doesn't make sense to me that the butterfly would be positioned furtherest away from the idle adj screw,

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Dave, thanks for the info, that makes more sense.

Boomer, I finally figured that out and got the beast reassembled and running. It's much better and smoother than before. I haven't noticed much if any surging (that's why I had everything apart in the 1st place). I had resealed the intake and replaced the gaskets on the intake and exhaust manifold and cleaned the carb.. I may have the idle too low as after running at full throttle like when mowing and then I pull the throttle back to idle the engine stutter a bit but if I just pull the choke out about 1" and immediately push it back in it idles smoothly from there on out.

Thanks for the help from you both.
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