Briggs 16 Horz. vangaurd

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by ranger351w, Oct 4, 2006.

  1. ranger351w

    ranger351w LawnSite Member
    Messages: 88


    I have a 16 hp. horz. briggs vanguard on a 97 Grasshopper. It started and ran great when I moved it in the shop. When I tried to start it to mow a customers yard it would not start. I could see nothing wrong so tried it again and it sounded like the exh. valve was open and burning the fuel in the muffler. After a lot of cranking it started and ran great for about 30 seconds then just like you shut it off. I got the same results 2 more times and quit trying.:confused: ANYONE?
    Mike A.S.D.S. Mowing
  2. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,465

    it sounds like it just running on the fuel that is in the carb bowl. you may have a plugged fuel filter and or needle seat issue. both cheap to check it out.

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