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#1 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted April 20, 2013 - 06:04 PM

Wanted to use my Troybilt tiller with 6.5hp Briggs Intek.  Wouldn't run without carb spray shots.  Took carb apart & the rubber float needle seat was swollen shut.  Removed it & it came apart.  So, wanting to do this little bit of tilling, I found a tiny std o-ring that was just a tad too large to fit right in place of the seat.  I slipped the o-ring onto a piece of wire, then with the bench grinder, let it spin-grind the outer edge of the 0-ring down to reduce it's size, and to make a flat side for it to not want to roll in the hole.  Put all back together & she runs great!  Temporary though, as the needle doesn't seal perfectly, but great while it's running....just drips a little when shut off.  But until I can get the new seat (all shops closed on weekends), I can still till!   :thumbs:


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Posted April 20, 2013 - 06:41 PM

Congrats on the great idea of a quick fix! Glad you got to do some tilling and not had to wait till Monday :thumbs:


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Posted April 20, 2013 - 06:48 PM

Necessity is the mother of invention. :thumbs:

 

Plus, it helps, that you're smart. :thumbs:


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Posted April 20, 2013 - 07:50 PM

Somehow my temporary repairs have a way of becoming permanent.


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Posted April 20, 2013 - 08:10 PM

Somehow my temporary repairs have a way of becoming permanent.

 

Actually, if I simply installed an inline fuel valve, then this could be left as-is, but without it, it will empty the tank.  Cheaper to buy a new seat....but then still not a bad idea to have a shutoff valve also.


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Posted April 20, 2013 - 09:10 PM

If you were closer I would give you a shut off. I several from taking apart those tractors.


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Posted April 20, 2013 - 09:12 PM

If you were closer I would give you a shut off. I several from taking apart those tractors.

 

Oh, I have a new one in my toolbox, but I need a new piece of fuel line if I want to put it on.  The OE fuel line looks like it would crumble if I cut it to install the valve.  I think I have a piece of new fuel line around here somewhere too.



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Posted May 04, 2013 - 05:15 PM

Somehow my temporary repairs have a way of becoming permanent.

 

Just ordered a new needle/seat kit.  Original Briggs kit delivered to my mailbox for just $4.85.  I can't get a true Briggs kit for that price at my local small engine parts place as they list for around $5.



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Posted May 04, 2013 - 05:29 PM

Wow a neat idea!  I'll have to try and keep that in mind should I have a similar problem.  :thumbs:



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Posted May 04, 2013 - 05:31 PM

Wow a neat idea!  I'll have to try and keep that in mind should I have a similar problem.  :thumbs:

 

Yep, it'll limp you through for sure.  I figured I'd better get one ordered while I was thinking about it.   


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Posted May 04, 2013 - 05:49 PM

 I figured I'd better get one ordered while I was thinking about it.   

 

10 minutes later and I would forget all about it.  Best to do it while you are thinking about it.


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Posted May 05, 2013 - 07:14 AM

That's using your noodle OC, thanks for the work-around.




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