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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
That's easy man! You will always hear, "You sir, need to gap this or that at EXACTLY .00071542 inches per square meter".
The actual "poor boy fix"-
Put your magneto back on there, and stick a business card from your wallet in between it and the rotor. Let the magneto pull itself to it, you center it, and give it just a hair of breathing room (to slide the card back out). Tighten 'er down, and you got it.
1.- If you can't pull the card out, it is too tight.
2.- If you pull the card out easily, too loose.
3.- JUST enough to pull it out, and have it drag just a bit on the way out is JUST ENOUGH!
Remember, on 4-strokes, they ARE forgiving, and can do miracles even if you try your best to destroy them.
Posted on May 30, 2009
computerscot is right. This engine is not designed to run slower than a few hundred RPM below maximum. The carb has a built-in fuel pump that only operates properly at relatively high speed. Your motor probably has either missing or weak throttle springs which will lower the RPM. Replace them and adjust the tension so that the speed is up. For a diagram of the carb and springs, check the Briggs & Stratton online user manual maintenence section. Look for file "briggsandstrattonMS5373-GB.pdf".
Posted on Oct 30, 2009
You need to rebuild your carb. The diaphram in the carb has gotten hard and is no longer acting as a fuel pump to pump the fuel to the carb. Get a rebuild kit and a compressor (for compressed air) to blow out the jet passages. It is an medium to easy job, just watch the small parts. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hint: Before you remove your fuel/air jets, bottom them out first and count the number of turns it takes to bottom them out and mark it down for each fuel/air jet. When you go to reinstall the fuel/air jets bottom them out and then back them back out to the number of turns before removal. That way the fuel/air jets are set to the right number of turns when it was running right. Good Luck, I hope this helped Please rate me...Thanks
Posted on Jan 04, 2010
Drain the gas. Remove the aluminum float bowl on the carburetor. Dont lose the exterior washer. Clean the brass bolt very well that hold the bowl on...paying very close attention to the small holes near the top of the bolt. Use no metal objects to clean this brass bolt as it also functions as the main jet to the carburetor. If you clean it till it is nice and shiny and reinstall it (not TOO tight) then your fuel flow problem may be resolved. Hint: Install an inline fuel filter.
Posted on May 17, 2011
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