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Old 03-30-2003, 09:56 AM
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There is no float bowl to drop, otherwise pretty good advice.
The cover on the front of the carb is the cover of the fuel pump.
Leave it alone, as it seems to be working.
You likely have the fuel tank under the seat, or at least below
the engine level, as the leaky inlet needle would have dumped
a large amount of fuel into the crankcase. You do need to
replace the inlet needle or float, but do not waste the money
on a full carb kit, as you do not need it. You will need to get the
airbreather and carb gasket., as these always tear. Go to Brigg's website and enter your engine's model numbers so you can see
how the carb comes apart. E-mail me direct at
if you need any help.
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Old 03-30-2003, 10:55 AM
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Thanks for your info as well. Thanks for the tip on the web-site. I have not been there in a long time and didn't know that info was available there.

Also don't be surprised if I take you up on your offer for help
I appreciate it. Although I can usually do anything I set my mind to, I have never claimed to be even a shade-tree mechanic.

Anyways, I'll get started on it when it stops snowing

We had a little switch over this morning. They are calling for 3-6" and I for one sure hope they miss it!!!
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Old 03-30-2003, 11:45 AM
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Thanks Fish for correcting me. Fuel pump? I took it from the use of the word carb and the info given, well, it's obvious what I thought. My bad! I have to work on my internet diagnostic technique.

BTW, I only have one piece of equipment with a Briggs engine. In comparison to the Honda & Kawasaki engines on all the other stuff, I refer to the B-S engine as the Harley-Davidson of lawncare engines: it makes a putt-putt sound, and things like to vibrate off of it. Yet, joking aside, year after year, it does keep on working. B-S engine with a fuel pump? Who'd have thought it? I've got to start getting out more. I'm not keeping up.

ELS, let us know what you find.

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Old 04-07-2003, 10:56 PM
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Well, I went and picked up a whole new carb kit for it since it continues to leak fuel in while sitting downhill. I finally got around to working on it today.

Wouldn't you know it....I get the dang thing off and completely apart....wrong carb kit!!!

Anyways, everything looked OK to me. I was even able to get it completely apart without damaging a gasket. I cleaned everything extremely well, put it all back together and put it on. Nothing else I could do since it was already after 5:00.

I guess I'll see if it was just in need of a good cleaning in the meantime. If not I'll exchange for the correct carb kit.

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