8hp engine problem


Old 09-27-03, 03:41 PM
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8hp engine problem

I have a 8hp briggs i try to crank it with the cord when it hits the compression stoke it will jerk the cord out of your hand it kicks back so hard never seen anything like it or felt it's model #190412 it just seems like it has to much compression for that kind of kick back what could be the problem or what can i check need help real bad
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Old 09-27-03, 11:58 PM
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Hello Sniper!

What kind of equipment is the engine on? Sounds like you probably have a sheared flywheel key.
Old 09-28-03, 07:29 AM
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it did have a chipper/shedder attached to it but i took that off i'll check the flywheel key
Old 09-28-03, 03:47 PM
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The problem is the chipper blade on this engine acts like a flywheel. When you remove the chipper blade it's like removing the flywheel. You need something on the PTO shaft the same weight as the chipper blade for this engine to start right.
It's the same as a push mower without a blade. They will kick back also.

Old 10-03-03, 03:02 PM
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Did you ever figure this out?

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