Replacing carb on old Troy Bilt chipper

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Old 02-17-17, 03:59 PM
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Replacing carb on old Troy Bilt chipper

I need to replace the carbon my old 8 hp Troybilt chipper and I have two questions: does anyone know a brand and part number for a rebuilt and how hard is it to do this? Thanks.
 
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I would think at the very least a Troy Bilt model number would be needed.

Usually a brand of engine and engine model number will be needed for parts replacement recommendations.
 
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Old 02-17-17, 04:14 PM
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Thanks. I can get the chipper model number for sure. Probably the engine too.
 

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I'm not the pro here but I'd imagine they've used different engine manufacturers.
 
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Certainly the model of the chipper. If it is old enough, 8 hp...it might be a Tecumseh engine, which parts are still available for last I looked anyway....
It also depends on how old as MTD now owns and produces Troy-Bilt.
 
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Old 02-18-17, 06:53 AM
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I appreciate all the replies so far. It's m fault for not providing the model numbers. Here the are:

Engine: Briggs and Stratton 8 hp Model: 190412 3140 01 Serial: 90092810
Troy Bilt Super Tomahark Chipper/Shredder Model: 15014S Code: 8901483

I've done a bit of looking around on the web and have found some carbs for 8 hp BS but not sure they are for this specific model; plus most get pretty lousy reviews. If anyone out there knows of a source for the right carb - one that is good - that would help.

A bit of background: we are moving soon and are not taking the TB so are going to sell it. A mechanic friend told me the carb was all gummed up. It seems to me that putting in a new carb would help me get more money for it. As that correct?

If so, how hard is putting in a whole new carb? I'm not a mechanic by any stretch, but for something simple I think I can manage.

Again, any help would really help.
 
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Old 02-18-17, 07:29 AM
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Just google this number 190412 3140 01 and I came up with a page of parts for your model. I the site I looked at had a part # 121A for a overhaul kit but I could not find part number for carb.
 
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That is an oldie and finding one will be expensive as in 100$ last time I looked for one.

http://bsintek.basco.com/BriggsDocum...lvCVJ1DajI.pdf
Look at item 90, 91 to find your carb by model type and part number. If you have the manual choke then 390323 should be the correct part number.
 
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