Re: Help with Briggs OHV 14.5hp engine
So I am in the process of pulling the nut off to view the key. I did clean out the first part of the carb (bowl, needle, and blew it with a can of air, plus carb cleaner) and that didn't seem to change anything. Backfiring.. should call it forward firing since the muffler is forward has gotten worse.. sounds like a shotgun now. I gave up last night after looking all over for my large socket wrench. I am about two steps away from tossing this. I got it free and just to get it running replaced about $100 worth of parts.. last year had to replace all the belts, then near the end of the year it started dying going up hill.. like crawling up hill.
I don't know small mechanics at all.. this is only my second engine.. the first one I tried to rebuild was an old honda harmony and I blew it up because I didn't set the governor correctly (It was also free and I only put $80 into it).
so... I am learning as I go.