Question about Briggs & Stratton Garden
Dont know whether this is a 2 stroke or 4 stroke engine. Lost manual.Won't start at all. Ive checked the fuel and fuel shut-off. Ive set it on choke.there's gas in the tank. Dont know if this is straight gas or 2stroke gas/oil mix
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
1) Determined that there is spark?
2) Have you used a type of spark tester?
3) What is the condition of the plug. Brown or dark brown is OK. Black or silver is NOT Ok.
*If you do not have a spark tester,
a) remove the plug, and with it connected to the wire,
b) find a portion of metal around the cylinder that you can ground it on, and then pull the rope.
c) If the plug is black, you may see spark, but you should replace the plug.
*** PLEASE NOTE ; if there is excess fuel in the cylinder or on spark plug,
it can catch fire, so be carefull to cover the hole with a heavy rag so that any fuel
cannot be exposed to spark plug durning test !!!!
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Fuel Starvation - Float Bowl Carburetor
1) remove air filter assembly
*be cautious of tearing the mounting gasket. If it does tear, you HAVE to replace it. It is part of the priming system
2) remove the float bowl fastener. This is the main jet
3) carefully remove the float bowl, the rubber o-ring/gasket will not be able to be used if it is removed, you WILL have to replace it
4) using a spray 'carb cleaner'
spray up thru the center of the carburetor
spray and clean the main jet with cleaner and 'tag' wire
(tag wire is very thin, and can be used to clean the hole in the center of the main jet)
5) clean any debris from inside the bowl or carb body
6) re-install bowl and center bolt, air filter assembly
*if you need gaskets, your local lawn & garden dealer can supply. The kit is cheaper than individual gaskets, and all the parts needed to finish the above repair are in the kit.
Posted on Nov 26, 2009
I suspect an internal engine issue such as a valve, the white smoke was oil and it could mean a bent, burned valve or damaged valve seat causing the valve stem seal to leak allowing the engine to **** some oil and burn it (the white smoke) and now you lack compression. It is less likely but possible the oil was overfilled and you "lipped" the piston which causes the compression to drop. check the compression, 100-120 is normal, less than that means bad internal parts.
Posted on May 27, 2010
it could be worn out piston rings letting unburnt fule past into the sump oil
Posted on Jun 20, 2010
Testimonial: "Thank you for theinformation. I did suspect it may be the Piston Rings but I always thought you would get heavy smoke from the exhaust if the rings were going??"
Hi, check the engine oil level. It will be most likely over full as it has become contaminated with fuel, if so you will be able to smell fuel on the dipstick. If thus is the
Posted on May 05, 2011
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