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5 h/p Briggs & Statton problem


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11-26-05, 01:06 PM   #1  
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5 h/p Briggs & Statton problem

Hey. i have a small problem with a 5 h/p Briggs. Alright the engine runs fine and everything but for some unknown reason it wont crank up unless i prime the bulb about 5 times everytime i try to crank it, even with it warmed up. This engine is off of a pushmower. Advice??

 
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11-26-05, 09:45 PM   #2  
quantum? make sure the gasket between the carb and air cleaner box is good, and the box is on good...... does it have any adjustment screws?

 
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11-27-05, 11:23 AM   #3  
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Yes its a Quantum XTE and no it doesnt have any adjustment screws that i can see. One weird thing is that it is a float type carb, i didnt know that float type carbs went that small. Yea the screws are tight, the gasket is in fair condition(no gaps, no scratches, no tears) I have never had this problem with ne of my engines

 
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11-27-05, 09:14 PM   #4  
well, like the old saying, if it isn't broke, don't fix it.....you could try a cleaning maybe. as for the carb, its nothing really new, they go that small.

 
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11-28-05, 01:08 PM   #5  
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alrighty ima try to clean it again and see what i can find out. ill post back on here afterwards.

 
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11-28-05, 02:45 PM   #6  
A remote possibility would be a bad intake valve or valve seat. A cylinder leak-down test would help to determine this.

 
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11-29-05, 12:52 PM   #7  
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guys i recleaned my carb put everything back together and the same problem was still happening. i reckon ima check the intake valve and seat to see if thats it

 
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