B&S Motor Bogging

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by turfinator, May 1, 2002.

  1. turfinator

    turfinator LawnSite Member
    Messages: 78

    I've been having trouble starting my power rake for about a week when the engine is cold, otherwise it starts first pull. Today while using it there was an obvious loss of power when I had it engaged. The engine almost seemed like it was going to die. I routinely change filters and oil. Today I took apart the carb and cleaned it out and attempted to adjust it but may have caused more harm than good.
    My questions:
    1. What would cause the hard starting and now the bogging?
    2.The motor is B&S 5hp IC engine. On the carb there are 2 adjustment screws. The one on top is a Phillips screw and the one below is a "flat head". Could anyone tell me what each is for and how to set them. I do plan to get a manual soon.

    Thanks in advance to anyone that can help me on this one..
  2. Send me the model # and I will e-mail you the page from the B&S manual.
  3. turfinator

    turfinator LawnSite Member
    Messages: 78

    Its model number:
    0036 01
    If you could e-mail it to smamott1@shaw.ca it would be greatly appreciated.

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