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Gas blowing out of briggs cap

Posted by ironhead45 (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 9, 10 at 16:42

I have a 5 hp briggs on my tiller. Just got it running for the first time by changing the gas tank, cleaning the carb and replacing the diaphram. When I started it up and throttled it up gas started blowing out of the gas cap. What could be causing this to happen?


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RE: Gas blowing out of briggs cap

Is the cap metal or plastic? On my older tiller with the 5hp B&S i replaced the metal cap with a plastic one. Got it at one of the big box stores for less than $3.00 if i remember right.I would supect the gasket is missing from the cap?

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