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Gas in oil ??

Posted by redrabbit Pgh Pa (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 20, 14 at 23:17

I have a White riding mower with a 14hp briggs engine, it hasen't been running right and today I discovered that there is gas in the oil. I found this out by checking the oil which was over full and I lit it with a match,I know oil will burn but not as quick as this lit. I guess my problem is rings ? Is there anything else I can do ?


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RE: Gas in oil ??

Your problem is in the carburetor.
The needle/seat assembly is leaking through.
Fix the carb and install an inline fuel shut off valve for a back up.


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Bill's exactly right, but as an aside, I would say your rings and the rest of the interior engine are very clean now!


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Thanks guy's. I took the carb off today,so now all I have to do is find parts for it. I tired matching up the numbers on line but could not. I never saw a carb with a electrial connection on the bottom of the bowl,what is it ?? I know its a walbro carb with a number 485777 ecthed on it .


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Go to the Briggs web site and download the correct IPL for your specific engine for the correct part#'s.

Here is a link that might be useful: Briggs manuals


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Thanks Guys, I put a new needle in cleaned everything ,changed the gas/oil ( I took 60 ounces out ),started right up and ran good. Now I have to figure out a way to put a shut off valve on the gas tank..


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http://www.homedepot.com/p/Unbranded-3-25-in-W-x-1-25-in-H-Fuel-Shut-Off-Valve-5091/202386208

Put it between the fuel tank and the fuel filter. It says discontinued but you can find them at any hardware store. 1/4" ID.

This post was edited by optsyeagle on Sun, Jul 27, 14 at 7:59


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you have to change the seat too.jim


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Jim
I was told that the seat is part of the carb and can't be changed ? The needle had a rubberized tip and its working just find so far.


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Home depot no longer carries that shut off valve,I'll try thru a Briggs Dealer...Thanks


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