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How do i make it run again?

Just picked up an 8hp briggs and stratton vertical shaft engine that has been sitting for about 8 years with very little oil and no gas in it. I have already drained the oil, changed the spark plug, and replaced the fuel lines. What are the next steps I need to take to get it running again? Does anyone have a wiring diagram available? do i need to take it apart? Can I try new gas, carb cleaner and fresh oil or could I damage it this way? This engine does not have an oil filter and it is pull start. Please email your info thanks a million

mmarsh24@live.com

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    Christopher Lipscomb May 11, 2010

    need more info.. has been sitting for about 8....

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Check compression, clean out the carbureatur bole take of the stop wire from the coil, squirt som gas in the carb, try crancking it

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