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Troy Bilt Tiller runs and then dies


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07-15-14, 07:36 AM   #1  
Troy Bilt Tiller runs and then dies

I have an older troy bilt horse rototiller with an 8 hp Briggs and Stratton engine, model no. 195437-0292-01. It has an ongoing problem. Starts fine, runs fine, until it gets warmed up. Runs fine, then dies, like someone flipped a switch. Starts right back up, runs, dies. Each time it runs for less time, until it won't run for a minute, then it won't start again. Walk away, let it cool down, and the cycle repeats again. I have rebuilt the carburetor, has brand new gas, gas tank is plastic so there are no bits of rust. I cannot figure this out, anyone have any ideas for me? Thanks.

 
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07-15-14, 08:50 AM   #2  
Try loosening the fuel cap, it may not be venting properly. Have a good one. Geo

 
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07-15-14, 07:55 PM   #3  
Thanks for the suggestion. Tried again with the cap very loose, same result, tiller runs for 3-5 min, abruptly dies. I can restart it easily, it runs for 1 min, dies. I can do this several more times, then tiller does not restart easily. If I let it cool down, it will start and repeat the whole cycle again.

 
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07-15-14, 08:26 PM   #4  
Kind of sounds like fuel is barely trickling into the carburetor bowl fast enough to keep it running.


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07-16-14, 07:50 AM   #5  
Sounds like a fuel starving, but it looks like that engine has the points/condenser. You may have a bad condenser or pitted points.

 
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