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Old Walker with 11 hp. briggs

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by pconley, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. pconley

    pconley LawnSite Member
    from ME
    Messages: 42

    I have a 20 year old Walker with 11 hp Briggs engine. When I tried to cut a good size banking engine puffed out a cloud of white smoke & started running rough. When i got back on flat ground it quit smoking & smoothed out. Would this be caused by bad rings? Except for this 1 time it always ran good for what it was. Thanks
     
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,028

    If it were the rings it would smoke all the time, Sounds like you exceeded the allowable angle in which the engine will properly run.....
     
  3. pconley

    pconley LawnSite Member
    from ME
    Messages: 42

    Thanks for the reply.
     
  4. MP350

    MP350 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 185

    When you mowed on the bank oil got sucked into the carb. From the motor to the carb is a black hose that vents the motor, works like a pvc valve. You can unhook the hose a hook a filter to it and have no more problems.
     
  5. pconley

    pconley LawnSite Member
    from ME
    Messages: 42

    So I would hook some kind of filter to the vent hose and plug the hole in the carb?
     
  6. MP350

    MP350 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 185

    Yes. Cut a small piece of hose off, take to auto parts store. For about 5 bucks problem solved.
     
  7. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,028


    BUT, Remember...... When you exceed recommended slope degrees on this engine the oil is sent to one side, This could reduce the oil splash lubrication to parts of the engine. We know what happens to engines that are ran with lack of lubrication......
     

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