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Most times the briggs engines start hard when hot because the exhaust valve is leaking at the seat.If you hear a hissing noise from the muffler when you are trying to start instead of a good crisp pop it that is a good indication the valve is burnt.To be sure you would have to have a compression or leak down test done on engine.A valve job is not an easy job if you don't have the right tools.

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