briggs 14.5 oil in carb

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by adw3, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. adw3

    adw3 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    I was given a rider that has a Briggs 14.5 OHV. It will star and run but after a little while oil comes out of the breath hose(I think) and floods the carb and it quits. Does any know the problem? This machine was free so I don"t know if it is worth fixing.
  2. Bill Kapaun

    Bill Kapaun LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 964

    First thing to check is to make sure oil isn't overfilled.
    Next thing would be head gasket.
    IF you remove the valve cover and run it "briefly". Often a bad gasket will be obvious by the "mist" pumping out each time the engine fires. Leaks are typically right next to the push rod area.
    Have a rag handy!

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