B&S governor

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Old 11-27-05, 03:06 PM
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B&S governor

The 9hp Vanguard runs well with the choke, but at a low rpm, then dies when I take it off. The throtle doesn't effect the spead. The governor seems to be kicking in. Is the governor adjustable?

Would the fact that I am using an engine made for a generator to drive a mower v-belt make a diference?

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Old 11-27-05, 09:17 PM
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yeah it's adjustable, but doesn't sound like the problem right yet. make sure all the linkage is not binding maybe? and is all hooked up.
 
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Old 11-27-05, 11:29 PM
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The governor is adjustable, but you should never have to adjust it, even after an engine rebuild. It sounds to me like the carb needs cleaning.
 
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Old 11-28-05, 06:24 PM
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Read a troubleshoot

About "runs on choke" but my engine was not listed. Does the 185400 series have a diaphragm style carburetor?
 
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Old 11-28-05, 09:50 PM
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if you take a quick look at the carb, you can tell if its a float or diapragm type. float type would have a bowl at the bottom.
 
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Old 11-29-05, 01:36 AM
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No, yours has a bowl type carburetor.
 
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Old 12-23-05, 02:37 PM
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Cleaned the carb. At least sprawed cleaner through every hole I could find.
there was very little gum in the bottom of the bowl. The rest looked clean.

Still dies if i turn the chole off. I can ease the choke a little to get higher RPM but then it starts backfiring.

Is it still a carburater problem? Will soaking the carb do something the cleaner sprawing didn't do?

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Old 12-23-05, 09:10 PM
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Yes, you're still running out of fuel. Is the engine fed by a fuel pump? If so, check the pump for volume. If it's pumping ok, then soak the carb in a bath type cleaner and see how it goes.

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Old 12-24-05, 10:45 AM
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Humm???

Can you tell me if this motor should have a fuel pump?

Briggs and Stratton Vanguard 9 hp engine
Model 185432
Type 8801
Code 96111149

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Old 12-24-05, 07:04 PM
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I don't have a manual for it right here with me. One thing you can do is look at the fuel line. If it goes straight from the tank to the carburetor, then it has no fuel pump. If it has a fuel pump, it will be in line between the tank and carb. If the fuel tank is located higher than the carburetor, then it needs no pump, but if it's even with, or lower than the carb, then it needs one.

If you haven't looked by the time I get to a microfiche, I'll look and see if that engine has a pump.
 
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Old 01-05-06, 06:32 PM
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I've looked

but can't seem to find the exact model information.
The engine came with something missing. The tank fuel line is bigger then the carb fuel line and they were not connected. The tank is above the carb.

The 185400 diagram shows a fuel pump, but I don't see a vaccumn connection for the third hose off a fuel pump on my engine.

If you can look at the microfiche that would be great.

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Old 01-06-06, 05:26 AM
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did you remove and clean the main jet when you cleaned the carb? if you have to choke the engine to make it run you are compensating for a lean mixture condition.
 
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Old 01-07-06, 06:06 PM
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ONe jet, two jet, main jet???

I don't know. I sprayed cleaner through every whole I could find.
Which one is the main jet?

This is a very clean almost new carb.
 
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Old 01-07-06, 06:29 PM
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Did you soak it in a bath type cleaner? Since the fuel tank is above the carb, it doesn't matter if this engine came with a pump or not. You don't need it. The carb needs cleaning still.
 
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