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PostSubject: Need help BY TOMORROW please!   Need help BY TOMORROW please! Icon_minitimeThu Mar 28, 2013 3:47 pm

Hey everyone, I've got a late 80's B&S 12hp motor, and it will randomly cut out at times. It suddenly starts to stall out, lacks power, surges and dies. I had no exhaust on this engine up until this week, which it now has a straight pipe that curves out and upwards, I don't know if that might be a problem. The carb leaks slightly but other than that it's fine. I don't think its electrical.
I really wanna get this going for tomorrow's 50+ degree weather!

Thanks! I can post pics if needed.
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PostSubject: Re: Need help BY TOMORROW please!   Need help BY TOMORROW please! Icon_minitimeThu Mar 28, 2013 5:13 pm

have you tried Seafoam? Half in the fuel and half down the carb?
note: when putting it in the fuel only have 1/4 of a tank so it is a rich mix of fuel and seafoam.
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PostSubject: Re: Need help BY TOMORROW please!   Need help BY TOMORROW please! Icon_minitimeThu Mar 28, 2013 5:24 pm

I havent! I am going to try carb cleaner tho.
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PostSubject: Re: Need help BY TOMORROW please!   Need help BY TOMORROW please! Icon_minitimeThu Mar 28, 2013 5:33 pm

ok, I would still recomend getting a bottle of seafoam though..
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PostSubject: Re: Need help BY TOMORROW please!   Need help BY TOMORROW please! Icon_minitimeThu Mar 28, 2013 6:19 pm

Ok thanks. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Need help BY TOMORROW please!   Need help BY TOMORROW please! Icon_minitimeThu Mar 28, 2013 8:57 pm

yea try to clean the carb that sounds like the problem, by any possible chance, does it have good compression?
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PostSubject: Re: Need help BY TOMORROW please!   Need help BY TOMORROW please! Icon_minitimeFri Mar 29, 2013 1:42 am

my snapper had a bad coil it would run for a while and just loose power and die if i let it set for a while it would start again
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PostSubject: Re: Need help BY TOMORROW please!   Need help BY TOMORROW please! Icon_minitimeFri Mar 29, 2013 9:13 am

I haven't checked the compression yet, I usually just put my thumb over the spark plug hole and turn it over.

The coil is from a 18hp twin, but I can put the original back on.
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PostSubject: Re: Need help BY TOMORROW please!   Need help BY TOMORROW please! Icon_minitimeFri Mar 29, 2013 1:37 pm

@BlackMountian88 wrote:
I haven't checked the compression yet, I usually just put my thumb over the spark plug hole and turn it over.

The coil is from a 18hp twin, but I can put the original back on.
just turn the motor over by your hand and does it have comression or just turn over no problem? Or do you have a compression tester?
Just a thought.
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PostSubject: Re: Need help BY TOMORROW please!   Need help BY TOMORROW please! Icon_minitimeFri Mar 29, 2013 4:03 pm

Oh ya it has PLENTY of compression! I can barley turn it over.
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PostSubject: Re: Need help BY TOMORROW please!   Need help BY TOMORROW please! Icon_minitimeFri Mar 29, 2013 4:14 pm

I would check you electrical for frayed or exposed wires. Gap your coils, etc.

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PostSubject: Re: Need help BY TOMORROW please!   Need help BY TOMORROW please! Icon_minitimeFri Mar 29, 2013 4:17 pm

Ya I have been working on that recently. It's just one wore to the kill switch, then to ground and the wire is brand new.
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PostSubject: Re: Need help BY TOMORROW please!   Need help BY TOMORROW please! Icon_minitimeFri Mar 29, 2013 8:03 pm

maybe play around with your choke
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PostSubject: Re: Need help BY TOMORROW please!   Need help BY TOMORROW please! Icon_minitimeSat Mar 30, 2013 8:04 am

I have a manual choke right now (no cable, I just reach and pul l the lever) and I did hook a spring up to that. If it doesn't start this morning I'm going to change the coil, and check the fuel filter. Smile
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