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Old 08-07-13, 12:34 PM
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I have a swisher with a 5hp briggs stratton engine, it was running fine now it's running hot and shuts off after awhile with a puff of white smoke, oil is full but smells alittle burn't, any ideas , thanks
 
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Old 08-07-13, 05:55 PM
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Does it have spark when it dies?
 
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May be running lean, back out the high speed jet on the carburetor 1/4 turn. (counter clockwise)
100% sure it's the right spark plug and it's gapped right?
How do you know it's running hot?
 
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Old 08-09-13, 12:25 PM
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The spark plug has never been changed, maybe i should try that, it is pretty old. it just seems like it is hot by the heat coming off it, it might be me but seems to be hotter than usual, not sure about spark when it dies,but if i let it sit for awhile it starts back up and runs fine for awhile.
 
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You might try removing the metal engine shroud, it might have some junk blocking the cooling fins, mud dobbers, mice, whatever. Have a good one. Geo
 
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Sorry, have to ask... What the heck is a "swisher"?
 
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Old 08-09-13, 05:32 PM
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ok thanks i'll try it, swisher is like a big weed wacker on wheels
 
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