8HP Briggs Horizontal

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Old 11-16-09, 12:21 PM
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8HP Briggs Horizontal

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195435 type 4013 01

Starts up and runs fine for 1 to 5 minutes then simply shuts down as if not getting enough fuel. Was told it might be the magneto. Replaced it and still does it. Cleaned out the carb and jets. No good. Im tjhinking that the exhaust is heating up the carb elbow into the engine so much that it is causing vapor lock.

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Old 11-16-09, 02:19 PM
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When it shuts down, or as it's shutting down, loosen the gas cap a little, to see if that alleviates the problem. If it does, then the vent in the cap is clogged. Fail that you can use a soak type cleaner for the carb, but make sure you take all the plastic and rubber parts out of the carb because the soak type cleaner likes to eat at those parts.
 
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Old 11-16-09, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by crazycory22 View Post
When it shuts down, or as it's shutting down, loosen the gas cap a little, to see if that alleviates the problem. If it does, then the vent in the cap is clogged. Fail that you can use a soak type cleaner for the carb, but make sure you take all the plastic and rubber parts out of the carb because the soak type cleaner likes to eat at those parts.
Thanks for the quick reply. It's definitely not the gas cap. Can you recomend a certain brand of soak type cleaner? I ran some "start your engines" through it. That stuff worked to clean out a mower engine that I had. But didn't seem to do anything with this leaf loader engine.
 
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