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7 horse briggs backfires and pops at an idle

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Robert Doubrava, Aug 31, 2001.

  1. Robert Doubrava

    Robert Doubrava LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 342

    the thing is, my dad said that all we have to do is keep on cleaning the fuel filter. over, and over! i dont like that idea very much.
     
  2. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,773

    could you just rip a plastic tank off a non working machine?
     
  3. Robert Doubrava

    Robert Doubrava LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 342

    a plastic tank would not fit that old engine that i have. it would have to fit a certain model of engine. besides, i dont have any equipment to get a tank off of! :D
     
  4. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
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  5. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
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  6. Robert Doubrava

    Robert Doubrava LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 342

    there is one problem with both engines you showed. 1 we dont use tecumseh engines. [i dont know why] 2 the briggs engine has to have a fuel tank built on it because my mower is a very old model. its like a '72 model mower. junk, right. at least it gets the job done. when it breaks, im gonna buy a snapper rear engine rider with an electric start. to check it out, go to: www.snapper.com/residential/rear.html scroll down and click more residential mowers. i am looking at the 10 horse recoil and electric start M series mower.
     
  7. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i'd go for a used 36" commercial walkbehind , you can get those cheaper than $1k, check around your local dealers for used equipment, you might be surprised with what you find!
     
  8. Robert Doubrava

    Robert Doubrava LawnSite Senior Member
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    i think ill stick to riders because my neighbors all have dogs, and i dont want to step in dog poop! :D
     
  9. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
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    The "Meeting of the minds" here is getting hilarious!!!
     
  10. Martino

    Martino LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,766

    You know, since I have absolutely no wrenching ability, I usually just skip over these types of posts, but I keep coming back to this one. I can't help myself!:dizzy:
     

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