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Briggs v-twin backfiring

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prawn farmer

01-12-2014 22:03:51

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Have a 16 hp Briggs v-twin model 303440 1320 E1 in a 2003 Toro 2100 workman with trans-axle speed governor. Ran most of the summer and into early winter with no problems and then one day it seemed to gradually lose power over a couple of hours of running time and finally just fell flat. Started out by checking air filter and noticed it was sitting in a pool of raw gas in the air cleaner bowl. Bought new air filter, new fuel filter and changed oil and shot some carb cleaner through venturi while it was running. Ran okay for a hour or so and now it has no power again, hard to start and is backfiring through the carb. Appreciate any suggestions.

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01-13-2014 02:14:35

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 Re: Briggs v-twin backfiring in reply to prawn farmer, 01-12-2014 22:03:51  
How do the head gaskets look?

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01-12-2014 22:11:37

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 Re: Briggs v-twin backfiring in reply to prawn farmer, 01-12-2014 22:03:51  
Check for bent pushrods. Valves stick, causing the pushrods to bend.

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01-13-2014 07:19:42

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 Re: Briggs v-twin backfiring in reply to Bob, 01-12-2014 22:11:37  
So this is a common problem? Thanks, will remove push rods and will need to find out what the valve lash is supposed to be. Will also inspect both head gaskets for signs of leaks.
Got this on a barter type arrangement in a semi-running condition so I don't have much invested in it. Yet, anyway.

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01-13-2014 04:43:15

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 Re: Briggs v-twin backfiring in reply to Bob, 01-12-2014 22:11:37  
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Ditto. Very common issue with that design.

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01-14-2014 07:01:20

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 Re: Briggs v-twin backfiring in reply to Bret4207, 01-13-2014 04:43:15  
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Yep synthetic oil will usually prevent that problem.

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