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Briggsload Stratton 14.5 HP single cylinder OHV gasoline engine has episodes of severe smoking when

Has b&s 14.5 HP single cylinder OHV engine

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When what if you are saying when starting..after sitting..the oil from your overhead valves are seeping into the heads through open valves..when not running..most likely bad valve stem seals...

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SOURCE: 18 HP Briggs and Stratton OHV Model 31M777 runs rough

Have you checked the choke? Sounds like it might be stuck closed or partly closed.

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SOURCE: I have a poulan lawn tractor with a 18 hp briggs

eather the beather or the rings are bad

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SOURCE: Briggs & Stratton 22 HP V-Twin won't start

Take it back , it is still under warranty if you just bought it.

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SOURCE: My 24hp Briggs and Stratton ohv engine has bent push rods.

unable to answer if valve opened or not but does sound like ur bottom valve is bent or piston made contact and bent it to fix need to remove head and replace valve also need to inspect piston face is not damaged from possible contact

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SOURCE: i have a briggs and stratton 14 hp ohv engine on

It sounds like you are putting it into choke mode. The choke is usually all the way up on tractors. And it will make it backfire and flood out. Just rev it high enough to work and don't go into the choke mode. hope this helps.

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