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Hayter Lawn Mower and others - Briggs Engines

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by Nige F, 10 Apr 2015.

  1. Nige F

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    Got myself a bargain small self drive Hayter last year . 2 tips I can share . 1 the engine ran but when warm smoked out the exhaust :eek: - cure is to fit a new breather valve on the engine :idea: 2 This season it would NOT start. :evil: Cure spent £20. on a complete new carb genuine part off the net. The Briggs+Stratton carbs on TOP of the petrol tank are :evil: they try and pump the petrol up ( the ones with the primer bulb) and also suffer from fuel varnish/gum. Upside is they get dumped/auctioned because they become hopeless to use ;) Next winter I'll be putting in some fuel treatment to keep petrol fresh.
     
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    Is that the breather on the tappet cover, Nige? Usually opened every 15 years or so :p
    So true about the pump diaphragm, I buy them in 10's now.
    Don't know if you've discovered GHS Ltd - excellent pattern spares site ;)
    John :)
     
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    Hi Burnerman - that's the one . I sussed it because I remembered my old BSA that had a one way breather to keep a neg. pressure in the crankcase, to stop the oil leaks allegedly. Sure enough there was a little flap valve in the B+S breather. Don't much like the engine design - too clever for it's own good IMHO. My rotavator has a Lauson engine (became Tecumseh) and it is brilliantly simple with a clockwork starter :LOL: .I'll check out GHS ltd.
     
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    A wind up starter :eek: Haven't seen one of those for 40 years!
    That was on a Briggs rotavator.
    John :)
     
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