Message from Tanner - SC in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #mechanics

2018-01-28 18:14:13 UTC  

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.

2018-01-28 22:37:01 UTC  

Plugs cap wires and everything would be good for it.

2018-01-28 23:05:49 UTC  

Yessir. Will keep you guys posted

2018-01-28 23:38:39 UTC  


2018-02-07 01:40:25 UTC  

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.

2018-02-07 01:40:31 UTC  


2018-02-07 01:40:39 UTC  

Any ideas?

2018-02-07 01:40:52 UTC  

here's the address for the manual

2018-02-07 01:41:06 UTC  

Model 130202-3205-01

2018-02-07 01:41:39 UTC  

Pull spark plug with wire still attached, pull starter, see if spark is made.

2018-02-07 01:41:56 UTC  

Tested with voltimiter - has juice

2018-02-07 01:42:07 UTC  

also zap test

2018-02-07 01:42:08 UTC  

But does it go ZAP

2018-02-07 01:42:13 UTC  


2018-02-07 01:42:41 UTC  

Fuel tank plugged with debris?

2018-02-07 01:42:50 UTC  

Cleaned it, dried it

2018-02-07 01:42:58 UTC  


2018-02-07 01:43:01 UTC  

Does it flow into the carb?

2018-02-07 01:43:51 UTC  

Seems to. Have to take rubber seal off to check but it's wet in there

2018-02-07 01:44:11 UTC  

Also, “won’t turn over”, you mean “won’t fire”?

2018-02-07 01:44:19 UTC  


2018-02-07 01:44:49 UTC  

You could run the primer button 50 times with the spark plug removed and look to see if gasoline is in the cylinder.

2018-02-07 01:45:00 UTC  

no primer button on that model

2018-02-07 01:45:12 UTC  

Pull start?

2018-02-07 01:45:15 UTC  


2018-02-07 01:45:36 UTC  

but that's a good point

2018-02-07 01:45:44 UTC  

i havent looked into the cylinder while pulling

2018-02-07 01:46:21 UTC  

Gas sitting for a while makes me thing somewhere between tank and cylinder the flow is plugged.

2018-02-07 01:46:44 UTC  

Plus, no primer to force shit through

2018-02-07 01:46:49 UTC  

me too but I took the carb off the tank and cleaned the line (which is just a straw)

2018-02-07 01:47:05 UTC  

Need to verify fuel in cylinder

2018-02-07 01:47:15 UTC  

And the exit of the tank could be clogged

2018-02-07 01:47:23 UTC  

Could have an in-tank fuel filter

2018-02-07 01:47:25 UTC  

kk will report back on that. 9/10 small engine issues ive ever had are fuel flow problems

2018-02-07 01:47:29 UTC  

it does

2018-02-07 01:47:33 UTC  

I took it out

2018-02-07 01:47:43 UTC  

Could still be plugged

2018-02-07 01:48:00 UTC  

At the tank exit maybe

2018-02-07 01:48:38 UTC  

Lack of primer is stupid

2018-02-07 01:48:46 UTC