Yesterday's Tractor Co. Shop Now
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 
Marketplace
Classified Ads
Photo Ads
Tractor Parts

Community
Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Tractor Town
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Galleries
Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Articles
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs
Glossary

Miscellaneous
Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
TractorLinks.com
Ford 8N/9N Club
Today's Tractors
Garden Tractors
Classic Trucks
Kountry Life
  
Garden Tractors Discussion Forum

Briggs & Stratton 18 HP TWINII I/C

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author  [Modern View]
pvolk

06-07-2018 05:43:54




Report to Moderator

I'm having an issue with my lawn tractor, B&S 18 HP Twin II, it currently will not start and run. I can pull the plugs and it will fire with starter fluid in the cylinders, but not stay running.
It supposedly just had the fuel pump replaced, but it appears to be a carb or fuel pump problem again. Am I on the right track?

Ideas to check next?
Thanks in advance.




[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]
pvolk

06-12-2018 05:38:57




Report to Moderator
 Re: Briggs & Stratton 18 HP TWINII I/C in reply to pvolk, 06-07-2018 05:43:54  
Thanks Guys- I pulled the cover off the carb and clean the jets with carb cleaner. It now runs however now I have a different problem, it is now smoking bad. Did I screw something up?



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Texasmark1

06-13-2018 06:40:07




Report to Moderator
 Re: Briggs & Stratton 18 HP TWINII I/C in reply to pvolk, 06-12-2018 05:38:57  
Possibly the cleaner cleaned out a bunch of built up carbon and old oil. I wouldn't worry about it.

If you www the word "decarb" you will see that when cleaning out an engine with SeaFoam (brand engine cleaning product how to use tutorial) you will get a lot of smoke till the crud all gets loosened up and burned out. 2 cycle outboard engines with loop charging where the 2 per cylinder, wedge shaped rings have to move to seal off the combustion, the decarb process is priceless.

The info includes the caution that you shouldn't do this in your driveway as your neighbors won't appreciate being "smoked out".

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
t.r.k.

06-08-2018 19:45:26




Report to Moderator
 Re: Briggs & Stratton 18 HP TWINII I/C in reply to pvolk, 06-07-2018 05:43:54  
Those have a lot of fuel problems. If it was in my shop, I would probably clean the main jet-Accessable through the plug low on the side of the carburetor. Remove the plug, the jet is about 3/8" behind it. I usually try to clean it in place, some are no longer available and I can't tell you which ones for which carburetors. (Also some of those carburetors are NLA as well.)
Usually if the fuel pump is working, clean the main jet gets it to at least start. sometimes if it still runs poorly, you have to remove the top and clean the jets that you see there. Some versions also have a jet near the base, others have an idle mixture screw in that same area.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Texasmark1

06-08-2018 05:58:39




Report to Moderator
 Re: Briggs & Stratton 18 HP TWINII I/C in reply to pvolk, 06-07-2018 05:43:54  
Give Guido a ding. It may be your intake manifold/carb. Is the intake manifold plastic? If so, Guido can help. Did me, fixed me right up along with NGK plugs and using premium gas. Archives herein, or just www the subject. If it was ever posted on the internet, it's still there.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
504

06-07-2018 19:20:01




Report to Moderator
 Re: Briggs & Stratton 18 HP TWINII I/C in reply to pvolk, 06-07-2018 05:43:54  
It has to be fuel related. Probably no more than a stuck needle valve. Pull the line off at the carb,crank it over and see if you have fuel.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
[Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:


TRACTOR PARTS TRACTOR MANUALS
Fast Shipping!  Most of our stocked parts ship within 24 hours (M-Th). Expedited shipping available, just call! Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors. Compare our super low shipping rates! We have the parts you need to repair your tractor. We are a company you can trust and have generous return policies. Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651. [ About Us ]

Home  |  Forums


Copyright © 1997-2018 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters