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Briggs 17HP Fuel Pump?

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I have a 17Hp Briggs 310707-0137-E1 and just replaced the carburetor (new) and turned over the engine. It appeared that fuel was leaking out of the carb throat. I did not have the housing completely assembled and was wondering where is the fuel pump? The line goes from the tank, to the filter, to the carb. Is this gravity fed?

I replaced the filter (small disc type) with a larger domed shaped one. Also, my old carb had no solenoid attached to the bowl and my new one does. There is the two prong wire coming from the engine. Should I connect the solenoid, remove it, or what?

Thanks much in advance!

I’m awaiting a new starter for this engine as it’s totally rusted tight inside. Must be the original and PO was whacking at it pretty good.
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From what I understand, If the gas tank is under the seat of a riding mower or garden tractor then it most likely would have a fuel pump. If the gas tank is above the motor then it's usually gravity feed. If you know for sure that the two wire prong is for the solenoid then might as well hook it up.
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