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04-26-2008, 07:22 PM
I was given a rider that has a Briggs 14.5 OHV. It will star and run but after a little while oil comes out of the breath hose(I think) and floods the carb and it quits. Does any know the problem? This machine was free so I don"t know if it is worth fixing.

Bill Kapaun
04-26-2008, 07:59 PM
First thing to check is to make sure oil isn't overfilled.
Next thing would be head gasket.
IF you remove the valve cover and run it "briefly". Often a bad gasket will be obvious by the "mist" pumping out each time the engine fires. Leaks are typically right next to the push rod area.
Have a rag handy!