Need help identifying carburetor

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by jbailey52, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. jbailey52

    jbailey52 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hi Everyone.. I need to replace the carb on this vanguard engine.. it is about 2 years old, and I cannot find a model or serial number anywhere.. there is a sticker on the side but it is worn off... Is there a way I can tell which carb I need to order by someone looking at the pictures??

    Thanks for your help.
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  2. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I can't recall for sure about the cast valve covers but you may want to clean them up and see if the model, type and code are stamped on one of the two.
     
  3. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    Alright Dutch, Ya beat me to the punch this time !

    Someone has removed the model number tag at some point.....

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    A little snoop'n around shows that's a 350777 series engine, Carb part number 808725 is shown fitting little over 100 350777 series engines.

    There should be a number stamped in the carb mount flange to further help identify.

    BTW, If/when you order a carb, get a set of valve cover gaskets as well.....
     
  4. jbailey52

    jbailey52 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks guys. That tag is there but totally unreadable.
     
  5. jbailey52

    jbailey52 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Actually you guys may be able to help me... I may not need a new carb. Last year my crew called and said "hey gas is pouring out if the muffler" now I only knew what was going on due to the week before my repair shop put a $650 + carb on one of the bobcat mowers and the mechanic showed me that little rubber plunger piece that was bad. (H replaced just that but the carb was still not working right so we replaced it) anyway that made me want to try and fix it myself without all the $$$ to at them. I took it apart, removed that piece, cleaned it and it all worked fine for about a week and that's how it sits now. It was at the end of the season so I knew I would fix it before we started this year. So should I try doing that again? Or replace the whole thing? What could be the cause of this?
     
  6. jbailey52

    jbailey52 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ok I can find the carb online, but can't find a rebuild kit so I can replace the seat and needle assembly... Wince the needle has a rubber tip would it also have a seat or is that the purpose of the rubber needle?
     
  7. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    The "tag" would be a strip of silver aluminum with Briggs & Stratton written on top in black, It would be pop riveted to the side of the flywheel cover in the two holes shown above in yellow.

    Briggs doesn't offer a "rebuild kit" for this carb, Parts are sold separately. If it's just flooding do this;

    Have a new float bowl seal/gasket handy, They tend to swell twice their size once the bowl is removed......
     
  8. jbailey52

    jbailey52 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks for the useful info guys... but where can I buy these parts? I have checked all the online sites and have found nothing.
     
  9. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
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    Any local briggs and stratton dealer can get them for you.
     
  10. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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