Message from Tanner - SC in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #mechanics
Glad to see you being smart about it. It will be a fun car for ya I'm sure.
Sweet! What all do you have to do to it? I had a buddy who built one into a truggy back when we were all into rock climbing.
Plugs cap wires and everything would be good for it.
Yessir. Will keep you guys posted
So, old Lawn Chief tiller dating back to the 1980s. 5 HP Briggs & Stratton 4 stroke pull start. Haven't used it in a couple of years but kept in pretty good condition. New gas, won't turn over. Bad spark plug; replaced it and tested new one, which works. Still no turn over. Removed and cleaned gas tank, line, filter, and carb. Still nothing. Carb starter fluid. Nothing.
here's the address for the manual
Pull spark plug with wire still attached, pull starter, see if spark is made.
Tested with voltimiter - has juice
also zap test
But does it go ZAP
Fuel tank plugged with debris?
Cleaned it, dried it
Does it flow into the carb?
Seems to. Have to take rubber seal off to check but it's wet in there
Also, “won’t turn over”, you mean “won’t fire”?
You could run the primer button 50 times with the spark plug removed and look to see if gasoline is in the cylinder.
no primer button on that model
but that's a good point
i havent looked into the cylinder while pulling
Gas sitting for a while makes me thing somewhere between tank and cylinder the flow is plugged.
Plus, no primer to force shit through
me too but I took the carb off the tank and cleaned the line (which is just a straw)
Need to verify fuel in cylinder
And the exit of the tank could be clogged
Could have an in-tank fuel filter
kk will report back on that. 9/10 small engine issues ive ever had are fuel flow problems
I took it out
Could still be plugged
At the tank exit maybe