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The all plastic briggs carbs are junk in my mind....

The all plastic briggs carbs are junk in my mind. The only good news is a replacement carb is very cheap compared to other carbs. I have found that sometimes engine heat will warp these and it...
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You can tip them up, but be sure to remove the...

You can tip them up, but be sure to remove the battery first. Also make sure that gas and oil don't leak, if you get oil in the carb it will be difficult to start. I use an oold lawn swing frame with...
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I would suggest that you measure the oil pressure...

I would suggest that you measure the oil pressure with a direct pressure guage. If the pressure is on the low side, I would suspect main bearing. The conditions discribed are consistant with worn...
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In my mind, for various reasons Kohler and Briggs...

In my mind, for various reasons Kohler and Briggs are the two best. While some Briggs do wear out in time, those are ususally the cheaper engines with aluminum bores. The briggs I/C line have iron...
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The surging could be caused by a loose intake...

The surging could be caused by a loose intake bolt or a damaged intake gasket.
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I had an Olds that had that type of problem. Does...

I had an Olds that had that type of problem. Does it get worse when you lightly apply the brakes? If so you may have a warped brake rotor.
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Have you tried briggsstratton.com for the info?

Have you tried briggsstratton.com for the info?
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The only way to contol the problem is first do a...

The only way to contol the problem is first do a compression test, then do a "wet" test so that you can determine if the oil contol problem is from rings or valve train. Then you will have to REPAIR...
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Simple, take the float out and put it in a...

Simple, take the float out and put it in a container of water. If it sinks, replace the float
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I spent a lot of time trying to find a site for...

I spent a lot of time trying to find a site for the kit, but did not locate it. I know that a kit for making cables is available, posibly from a motorcycle repair site or a small engine parts site,...
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The last place that I worked as a tech had a kit...

The last place that I worked as a tech had a kit for making your own cables. I think that they got it from one of the aftermarket companies. It was a very handy thing to have when you worked on old...
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The ring gear on the flywheel should also be...

The ring gear on the flywheel should also be checked for damaged teeth. If needed, it can also be replaced. Briggs stoocks a bendix kit for the starters that contains the gear, spring and drive unit....
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I have seen two briggs twins with the problem...

I have seen two briggs twins with the problem that you discribe. Both had lost a butterfly from the carb which of course made them run wide open. The carb will need to be removed to repair, but it is...
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The electronic conversion will not work if it is...

The electronic conversion will not work if it is an electric start unit with a charging circut. I currently have one of these in my shop that also has a no spark condition. I removed the coil and...
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You are right, a lot of shops and mechanics talk...

You are right, a lot of shops and mechanics talk down about the big box brands. I for one, have never done that. If someone comes to me in need of a repair, I fix the problem. Most of my work is on...
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or is their a lot of gas on top of the piston??...

or is their a lot of gas on top of the piston?? Try taking out the spark plug and see if it will turn over.
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It should be noted that the blade acts as a...

It should be noted that the blade acts as a flywheel on many applications, so check also for a loose blade and/or a sheared blade adaptor key.
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My thought here is why does this require a new...

My thought here is why does this require a new engine? I have never in my 30 years of small engine work seen a Briggs or any other engine have a sheared shaft. I would definately have some other...
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Look for a wire loose, I suspect that your leaf...

Look for a wire loose, I suspect that your leaf blower somehow blew a wire off of one of the safety switches.
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Before you replace the CDI, remove the ground...

Before you replace the CDI, remove the ground wire from it and test for spark again. You may have a safety switch causing the no spark condition and the are much cheaper to replace than the CDI...
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If you remove the shift knob, the belt can be...

If you remove the shift knob, the belt can be slipped over the shifter. To remove the belts, the snap ring on the middle pully is removed, then the pulley can be pulled up to allow the belts to be...
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Also try a new air filter. Those old Eager Ones...

Also try a new air filter. Those old Eager Ones would act up if the air filter was dirty.
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Needle and seat sticking and/or a damaged float.

Needle and seat sticking and/or a damaged float.
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I recently had an old rider in my shop that had...

I recently had an old rider in my shop that had sat for over five years. 10hp Briggs. The owner was an elderly gent with limited income so just for kicks, I tried some SeaFoam in the tank with fresh...
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The problem very well may be with the starter...

The problem very well may be with the starter bendix or the flywheel gear. There are repair kits available for both. You will need to pull the engine cove off. Check the flywheel gear for broken...
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