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Briggs Engine Sucks Too Much Gas

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by taelwind, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. joe billy

    joe billy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 35

    Herler, what the sam hill does a disposable chinese moped engine have to do with a Briggs 16 1/2 hp OHV engine ?????
    I am contributing to solution by shedding light on the misinformation you have injected into this thread.. Hopefully no one will read your nonsense and percieve your mind farts as factual information.

    Taelwind, is the engine running rich enough to foul the plug ?
    The Briggs OHV singles had a bunch of cam issues, worn lobes, broken ACRs, gears that come loose from the shaft. Check your valve adjustments .

    My apologies for the rant.....I have no appetite for mindless BS when troubleshooting an engine.
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  2. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,144

    They're both cheap.

    No, you are picking a fight by throwing insults at other members.

    That contributes to the solution, but it may not fix the problem either.

    And being ignorant is better?

    There is no need to hurl insults at other members, whether they are right or wrong makes no difference.
    We all have a right to our opinion, whether or not you agree with it.
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2012
  3. joe billy

    joe billy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 35

    Herler...yes we all have a right to our opinions.
    The majority of my opinions are backed up by facts.
    When I see someone presenting absolute misinformation as the gospel truth..
    I am going to stand up to it every time...get. used to it.
    Ignorant ???? Guess I ll have to consider the source.

    There used to be a guy called TopSites that posted a lot of the same nonsense.
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  4. taelwind

    taelwind LawnSite Member
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    Posts: 6

    I pulled the carb and intake off to see if I could see any problems. I did not. So I took a second look at the carb float, it has no leaks. The valves appeared to be adjusted but since somebody suggested this might be the problem - remember, original problem was not compression, runs but sucks lots of gas and even spits some gas back out the intake - The valves were not adjusted correctly. Adjusting the intake valve got me some compression, adjusting the exhaust valve got me more. The engine is now hard to turn by hand and has good compression.


    Thanks to everybody who helped me out. My battery drained cause I left the key on. It is now charging, the intake is back on, along with the filter and cover. After battery charges, I will see if mower starts and runs. :cool2:

  5. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,782

    Oh me...
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  6. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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  7. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Gotta go falcon punch the master mechanic that taught me 30 years ago that vacuum leaks cause a lean condition.
    All those wasted years. What a fool I was.
  8. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Should be self explanatory...it's behind the throttle butterfly. But what a cool and cheap way of increasing horsepower...just loosen intake manifold bolts and cut all vac lines...on an automobile the largest increase in power could come from the brake booster vac line...gobbs of power and no brakes is how I roll!
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  9. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,144


    The guy said he rebuilt the carburetor with a kit.

    Guess what, more than likely that is where the trouble lies and I say that because in my experience, many rebuilds don't work.
    An intake leak was the nice way of me saying "YOU F'D UP BY REBUILDING IT !"
    Get it?

    In the future I'll be glad to come in like an ignorant bvttfart and call people names and telling them they are stupid,
    seeing how it sure looks like some folks would prefer that.
    But for now I thought I would use tact, I suppose you are right that I was stupid in that regard.

    Either the kit, the rebuild, or something with the carburetor installation didn't go right.

    I say that because in my experience, so many rebuilds don't work out that it's as easy to replace the entire carburetor with a new one, and for that to happen, the PRESENT carb needs to come OFF!
    Which is accomplished by looking for intake leaks!
    Get it?

    And more than likely that is where the trouble is, that carburetor needs to be pulled, thrown out, and a new one put on.
    At least that is what I would have done.

    But it costs MONEY to do that, MONEY the guy was NOT willing to spend because if he HAD been willing to SPEND it he would have already bought a NEW ONE! You GET THAT?!
    So I was trying to put it to the man GENTLY!

    And for any of that to happen the carburetor needs to come off.
    An intake leak was me trying to guide the man in that general direction!
    An intake leak was the nice way of me saying "YOU F'D UP THE REBUILD!"
    Get it?
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2012
  10. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,144

    Sorry punk I know that's all it was the kid was trying to get a rise out of me, well there you go,
    you done did it, I sure hope you are so proud of yourself, go flatter yourself now.

    Oh yeah, you too.
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2012

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