Compression For Briggs V twin

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by farmboy1285, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. farmboy1285

    farmboy1285 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 574

    I bought a 16 HP Briggs V Twin off craigslist for $25 a few weeks back. I figured that the motor was broken but the guy said it had good compression so I figured what the heck. I started toying with the engine today and I was able to pull a starter off my old 10hp briggs that I put on this briggs, and I ran a compression check, and I read pretty much right at 150 PSI in both cylinders so i ran a gas line off one of my mower tanks down to the engine and sure enough it fired right up ran pretty smooth to. I just wanted to make sure that before I go any farther that there is something not drastically wrong with the engine. I have an old shop manual but and it says as long as it above 100 PSI im fine. Oh and When the engine ran there was no smoke at all.
  2. themow

    themow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 41

    unless the crank is bent which i doubt, it sounds fine to me
  3. Redneckn

    Redneckn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    you got a steal. Grats on that...

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