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Briggs hard to start when hot.


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Old 06-30-2008, 09:30:24 PM
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When were the 8 series aluminum engines introduced?
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Default Re: Briggs hard to start when hot.

Some could correct me if i'm wrong but i believe the mid fifties.I have a 8b that dates to '55 according to the date stamp on the flywheel.It looks pretty much like the aluminum engines up to the early 80's,with the exception of the oilbath aircleaner.I know '57 was the death year for the small cast iron engines,so i would assume it would be in that time frame.
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This engine dates as a 61. Anyways, with the washer, the pull start stopped catching with the flywheel/clutch. :-/
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I am surprised the engine didn't shear the key without the washer in there to hold tension on the flywheel.
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Default Re: Briggs hard to start when hot.

When mounting the starter shroud, you need to install all the bolts loose, lift the shroud away from the block, then tighten the mounting bolts. This increases clearance between the starter and the recoil assembly.
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