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Post in 'The Gear' started by JrCRXHF, May 23, 2013.

  1. JrCRXHF

    JrCRXHF Burning Hunk

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    It started good at TSC but at home it started very hard. It would start off the primer push but then ran out of fuel so i had to keep pushing the primer to keep it running for the first 10 seconds then it could pull its own fuel. After it was warm it would fire back up so i sure hope next time i use it that the brigs motor starts better then that.
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  2. bmblank

    bmblank Minister of Fire

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    Sounds like crap in the carb. It finally flushed it after hitting the prime Byron so many times. I wouldn't expect it to happen again, but if it does, maybe you can drop the bowl on the bottom of the carb if it has one and see what's in it. Flush it out, put it back on and hourly that would do it.
  3. JrCRXHF

    JrCRXHF Burning Hunk

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    yeah i was thinking about doing that last night i pulled the gas line off the tank to make sure plastic was not stuck in there and it was clear maybe tonight i will pull the fuel filter and the bowl and see what i can find.

    I kinda wish it had a honda motor on it but i told my self that if the brigs motor goes bad i can put a honda motor on it if i need too.
  4. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    Your gona love it, Ive had mine less than a year and put about 15-20 cord through it with my splitting and helping out friends.
  5. Fifelaker

    Fifelaker Feeling the Heat

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    Pull the plug and regap to.025" then change the oil to synthetic. Mine started hard until I did both of these, now it starts as it should.
  6. blujacket

    blujacket Minister of Fire

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    Congrats on your new purchase, you will love it. I agree with changing to synthetic oil. Mine starts right up. I also use SeaFoam in my gas.
  7. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    Could you get a close-up photo of the little casting on the end of the valve body, where the control lever is attached? Mine was loose when I got it, and when I went to snug it up, I noticed it's bent / bowed. Only a few hours use on it, but TSC doesn't want it back, so I need to set up an appt. with the local Speeco service shop. Meh...
  8. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    Here's what I'm talking about:

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    Note gap on left side, above chain links. Leaks a big from this gap.
  9. Sean McGillicuddy

    Sean McGillicuddy Burning Hunk

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    Did you try to install a second gasket on top of the first? You know twice as thick.
  10. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    I didn't install anything. These come pre-assembled. That said, I don't see any gasket in there.
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    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Nice splitter
    Good luck
    I'm betting it runs good for many years :)
  12. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    I also recall wishing I had a honda. However, after using this old B&S engine for over 20 years I could not be happier. Thought it was on the last leg though after a neighbor used it and ran it out of oil. Surprised this spring when splitting that I did not use as much oil as we did last year. Still starts with one pull and has plenty of power.
  13. JrCRXHF

    JrCRXHF Burning Hunk

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    Well i have not got back out to use it yet due to all the rain. So last night i went out to the pole barn and started building a motor for my car so the plan is this weekend is to cold for boating so i am going to get some wood put away.

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