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Briggs engine surging
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REt    Posted 07-03-2004 at 14:50:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
my 18hp mower surges when it is not under load. Book says governor can be cause of it and is too complicated to fix without taking it to shop. Anyone fill me in on this?

Bob    Posted 07-03-2004 at 16:47:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Taking careful note of where they're now at, try "tweaking" your idle and load mixture screws in an out 1/4 to 1/2 turn. (Providing it's not a new enough "emissions engine" that it doesn't have adjustment screws!)

ret    Posted 07-03-2004 at 18:16:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bob, the engine surges at any RPM without mower engaged. I ride it to daughters cause it is handy. All it has is the mixture screw that controls the engine at idle. Wonder what the shops use as a gov. measurement

Burrhead    Posted 07-03-2004 at 15:03:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
dunno about an 18hp but on a 16hp Briggs I take the engine shroud off and blow all the grass and trash out with an air nozzle and it quits surging. The governor flap is binding when these do that.

Salmoneye    Posted 07-03-2004 at 15:03:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Alternate possibility before ripping into gov...

Understanding the gov:

Hope This Helps...

Burrhead    Posted 07-03-2004 at 16:50:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
thanks Salmoneye. I found some Wisconsin info in the one forum that the Wisc book does'nt cover. Might can soup up the granson's go cart now. ;^)

yabbut    Posted 07-03-2004 at 19:02:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
How do you know that will work where REt lives? Maybe that only works if you live in Wisconsin!
Yeah, I know...another lippy Texican...:^)

Burrhead    Posted 07-03-2004 at 19:15:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Some lippy Texican mighta already give him some info but I needed the Wisconsin part of it.

Did you find out what you was wondering about last night??? not your Dad (the talerban deal)

ron,ar    Posted 07-03-2004 at 19:24:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
nope, I thought maybe that thumper rabbit was familiar but it wouldn't come to me.

Burrhead    Posted 07-03-2004 at 19:32:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
I went back over to run the IP but the thread was gone or I missed it.

Did'nt wanna hang around long enuff for the talerbans to hack into my GPS and send a Scud down my smoke stack.

LMAO at dem boys dey been gittin deleted fairly regular nowadays. Somebody musta put something in their canteen. I have'nt been around and they still bellyache. From what they always claimed to Kim they would'nt never ever have another blue day if I was'nt there. Reckin they lied about that too.

RN    Posted 07-03-2004 at 21:54:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Burrhead- Deleted threads Tractor Talk: Some peoples best efforts to incite have disappeared. Perhaps the O.T. section of the board could have archived them? Things were getting a bit nasty on a couple threads- especially with links to some politicaly correct/liberal/noncredible media sources. Still- livens things up on Tractor Tales. We have fun. RN

Burrhead    Posted 07-04-2004 at 12:14:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
oh yeah but it's still funny when the hypocrites have a post deleted. Them talerban boyz think it's their god given duty to enlighten everybody else and the law of the land that everybody else recieve their word and take it as written in stone like Moses.

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