Question about Briggs & Stratton Briggs Stratton Intek V - Twin Vertical Ohv Engine with Electric Start 22 Hp, 1" X 3 5/32" Shaft, ModelNo. 44K777 - 0027 - E1

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I had to replace my governor gear, it shattered in 9 pieces for I don't know why, but i replaced it. The problem I am having is I put it together lined up the dots on the cam and crank gears for the timing. Reassembled and started the tracker, it ran fairly good but needed a slight tweak so I did and it reacted as if I gave it a huge tweak, but the deal is, I can't get it to idle right and now I have to over choke it and set the governor to the lowest idle to where it wants to die. another strange thing is when I have the blade deck running the tracker runs GREAT but when i disengage the deck the engine runs away. IS it the timing and do I need to place the dots on the gears so they are opposite to each other?

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It is not internal to the engine unless that run-away condition is why you initially had to replace the governor gear.
Did you get all the springs/rods/throttle cable back where they go ? That's the first thing I would check. I wouldn't tear into the engine for the dots. It's not timing. They go together as you said. It wouldn't have cranked if they were off.
Make the adjustment back to where you started before the run away problem and see if it changes.

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