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I will have to email you the service manual. The forums won't let me upload because of size.
 


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I think you mean coil,not solenoid. Air gap is usually set with a business card. As long as the fly wheel clears the gap is OK. One hole is slotted so its range is limited. If the starter feels funny it may have sheared a key.
 

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I think you mean coil,not solenoid. Air gap is usually set with a business card. As long as the fly wheel clears the gap is OK. One hole is slotted so its range is limited. If the starter feels funny it may have sheared a key.
i have a new solenoid. i could not find a coil at the stores. i am very clear on the verbiage. i have tremendous amount of experience when it come to setting gaps. there is no spark at the wire. i need a new coil that is specific to my engine. I'm working on that.
 

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.... and its called a magneto
 

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Check to see if the flywheel sheared the key. I recently had a 6 5 Briggs that would just backfire. Sure enough key sheared enough to make the spark out of time. Will also cause no spark problem too.
 

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Check to see if the flywheel sheared the key. I recently had a 6 5 Briggs that would just backfire. Sure enough key sheared enough to make the spark out of time. Will also cause no spark problem too.
will do. thanks
 

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I've had nothing but trouble with Tecumseh engines, fairly good luck with Briggs engines and limited experience with Kohler and Kawasaki engines... between my brother and I we have worked on or had several dozen small engines, a couple Tecumseh engines have worked for a short time, most of the briggs engines run until something stupid happens (crank bearing goes out, valve seat falls out, plug threads strip out, etc). Many of the engines I've had are old since we do auctions and I'm a cheap bastage... We've learned how interchangeable most of the engines are, putting Magnetron coils on points engines and so forth.

How about the air filter? if the air filter is really bad the engine will do as you say, smoke and foul the plug(s), engines need air to run :). Just mentioning it since you didn't mention air filter just fuel and oil filters.
 

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new air, oil, and fuel filter in February of this year. new spark plug then and a new one when this happened. i believe my old plug is actually still good. new blades and belts . first tune up in 5 years of owner ship. probably 100 hours or so
 

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I've had nothing but trouble with Tecumseh engines, fairly good luck with Briggs engines and limited experience with Kohler and Kawasaki engines... between my brother and I we have worked on or had several dozen small engines, a couple Tecumseh engines have worked for a short time, most of the briggs engines run until something stupid happens (crank bearing goes out, valve seat falls out, plug threads strip out, etc). Many of the engines I've had are old since we do auctions and I'm a cheap bastage... We've learned how interchangeable most of the engines are, putting Magnetron coils on points engines and so forth.
My MTD/Craftsman blower has a Tecky single cylinder. It runs well, but the carb is shot, so it kinda has to be coaxed into do any sort of work. The PO left it with fuel in the bowl, and so the throttle shaft bore is worn, so it runs stupid. If I adjust it up so it isn't lean at idle it floods at higher RPM. That one also has the small square discharge, so it plugs easily.

My 11 JD that I just sold had a 19.5 Brigs, which wasn't a bad engine, never did have an issue with it, except the fuel shutoff solenoid. You gotta watch JD engines though, becuase they are bastardized so the internals can only be had from Deere.

My 65 WH has a K181 in it that still runs great. My biggest complaint there is that with the stock exhaust it is LOUD, with a cub muffler on it is much quieter, but that puts the exhaust right where I am sucking fumes the whole time I mow. It also seems like she runs out of breath at higher loads. It's fine running unloaded in 3rd, it is fine with the blades on in 2nd, but if I try to do blades in 3rd gear (I have some long straight-aways) she seems to run out of power. I'd like to find a 10HP K series to rebuild and put in it just for that. She also needs a new air filter though, and I am having trouble finding one.
 

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All new Briggs engines, since they were bought by Intek, have been reverse engineered to fail at a set amount of hours. A former Briggs engineer made this info public years ago after the company was bought out.
 

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All new Briggs engines, since they were bought by Intek, have been reverse engineered to fail at a set amount of hours. A former Briggs engineer made this info public years ago after the company was bought out.
Class action lawsuit you say? Now I'm a little sad I sold mine.
 

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So i can sue for a new mower? thats like getting a free haircut after the barber messed up your hair. lol
 

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There was no class action suit that I know of. Even if there was, you know how those go. The actual customers get like 11 cents while the lawyer team gets millions.

He had posted it on a message board somewhere a loooooong time ago.
 

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Well, my Briggs is 10 years old. I don’t know if it’s an Intek. But everything has been fine on it, except the carb. I changed that once. I’m going to reverse-reverse engineer it that mower with vintage Briggs parts, if it gives me enough trouble.
 

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mine is an 08 or 09. I got it from my FIL about 4-5 yrs ago
 


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