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did you gap spark plug to.028" ? may need to replace the valve cover gasket.

Briggs &... | Answered on Jul 08, 2019


The fuel flow solenoid or needle valve it controls may be bad/need adjusted/need cleaning. If your engine has one, it is on the bottom of the fuel bowl on the carburetor. It will have a wire running to it, and when you turn on the key, it will make a tiny "click". If you take it off and remove the fuel bowl. and clean it, then put it back on, it may solve your problem.

Briggs &... | Answered on Jun 29, 2019


Just guessing here, but if there is no control of the throttle and the engine over revs, then more than likely the governor control is broke. Briggs if famous for that problem. Governor is around 25 dollars and a lower crankcase gasket. Requires the engine to be pulled, lower crankcase removed, remove all pieces of old governor and then re assemble with new governor and gasket.////Before doing all this check that both springs are on the governor on the exterior of motor. If you manually hold the governor arm back, counterclockwise, and it still revs, then you need to replace governor. Don't let it rev for long or it with throw a pushrod or worse. good luck

Briggs &... | Answered on May 29, 2019


Did you replace spark plug?

Briggs &... | Answered on Apr 30, 2019


Are you sure both magnetos are good? did you try swithing them to see if it reverts to the other cylinder. If that's not it I'd expect a stuck valve,or the adjustment came loose. Take valve cover off and make sure both are moving..

Briggs &... | Answered on Apr 30, 2019


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Briggs &... | Answered on Feb 02, 2019


I am not aware of a method to do that. There are springs and valve guides etc that cannot be accessed without taking the upper engine apart.

Briggs &... | Answered on Jul 08, 2018

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LDV maxus hard starting tip


My 2006 Ldv maxus had a starting problem, fitted new glow plugs,still hard starting,the problem I had was it would crank over for about 15 minutes but would not start, leave it about 15 minutes put jump leads on it and it would start and run all day,but leave it over night and the same thing in the morning was told check crank sensor,cam sensor still the same.
i ended up putting another battery under the drivers seat running cables to the battery and for the last 6 months it's started first time every time without any problems still starts fine every day even after leaving it for 2 weeks starts first time with out even glowing the plugs.
hope you try this easy fix let me know if it sorts your problem.

on Jun 18, 2018 | Briggs & Stratton Briggs Stratton...


I had a similar problem with my generator which also has a B/S engine. Found this on you tube which worked very well for me. Hope it does for you. It also cleans the carb at the same time. Feul lines too if you squirt it in the feul filter and hoses.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AKKuuXUM6I
Aloha, ukeboy57

Briggs &... | Answered on May 11, 2018


A safe setting for both intake and exhaust would be .004. This is the setting that will give you the best performance. Good Luck Friend.

Briggs &... | Answered on Feb 25, 2018


pull the spark plugs and check for compression in both cylinders. sounds like something major broke to me.

Briggs &... | Answered on Jan 03, 2018

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