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Posted May 28, 2013 - 07:56 PM

Hi guys, im new here so forgive me if i post in the wrong place or whatever.

 

I inhereted a homelite t-16 hydro. looks to be a briggs that is running poorly. it has an updraft carb that leakes like mad. i know mu FIL had it apart several times i had it apart yesterday and lowered thefloat quite  a bit but still leaks. However it does run but it is firing out both the intake and exhaust so im leaning towards a valve issue also. i have no problem with doing an overhaul but i am wondering if there is a better carb for this, its just junk. Any recommendations? i may end up with his allis 416h also which runs good but has severe blowby.

 

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Posted May 28, 2013 - 08:12 PM

Todd, :welcome: to GTTalk,
The briggs carbs are kinda notorious for having a long needle and tube for the main jet that gets bent easily if taken apart incorrectly.

The leak could be a bad seat in the carb, could also be a bad float or cracked casting... Kind of hard to tell from here :D

I would take the float out and see it it makes bubbles when held under in a tub of hot water.
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Posted May 28, 2013 - 08:35 PM

Welcome to GTTalk, Todd!

 

Briggs and Stratton large Flo-Jet carburetors are (like MH81 said) known for gushing liquid gold all over the floor.  Its their talent. 

 

That being said, one of my few tricks for fixing that is replacing the main jet and putting an o ring seal on the seat where it sits in the carburetor.  It takes a little thin one, but it always seems to fix leaks.  I also replace the needle and seat. 

 

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Posted May 28, 2013 - 08:41 PM

Todd, Welcome to GTtalk. The guys have you on the right part with the Carb. issues. I would try to save the T16 if it were mine, just because you don't see them all over like the A/C-Sims.

 

Good Luck and post some photos when you can.



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Posted May 28, 2013 - 08:55 PM

Ok, i had the float in in fuel it doesnt leak its good. the carb leaks internally. like a stuck float so that would lead me to the needle and seat.?? it backfired today and blew the body cap out on the intake runner. And there is no such thing as scrap. the needle had a step in it. Normal not normal? if not i will machine it out. i have no money been unemployed for a long time.. FYI. i am a skilled machinist, welder and a licensed aircraft mech. nothing in this realm i cnnot not do. its just learning what needs to be done.

 

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Posted May 28, 2013 - 08:56 PM

Todd welcome to our little corner of the internet.  Looks like you are in good hand with the Carb issue best of luck with it.



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Posted May 28, 2013 - 09:00 PM

You should post a few pictures, that would help. I miss my T15 and need a fix.



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Posted May 28, 2013 - 09:14 PM

just a clarifier. the main jet and needle has the step the the float needle i think is new and i think the float is also. pics will have to wait and only if i can load directly. dont like photobucket and such.



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Posted May 28, 2013 - 09:36 PM

Yep, please load them here. Looking forward to meeting the Homelite.

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Posted May 28, 2013 - 09:39 PM

ghack Welcome ! If you are thinking of fixing that T-16H don't do it! Just leave it set outside your garage and I will be by shortly to pick it up!  Just kidding!!!!. I have three T-16h Homelites. One for parts and one running and one to get running. Those carbs are a pain sometimes as the rest of the guys have said. One thing to look at with it backfiring is the points. On mine the points were way out of set. Once I got that set (with the help of a lot of the guys here) I got it up and running good. Sure would like to see some pictures of yours. Let us know how it goes. Roger. 


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Posted May 28, 2013 - 10:01 PM

is there a service manual for the engine? so i dont shoot in the dark.



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Posted May 28, 2013 - 10:07 PM

There is a whole section of briggs manuals.
http://gardentractor...riggs-stratton/

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Posted May 28, 2013 - 10:09 PM

Here is a repair manual for twin cyl BS engines
http://gardentractor...-repair-manual/

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Posted May 28, 2013 - 11:00 PM

OK thanks guy will check into it  and thanks for the welcome. I also have a c120 wheel horse.



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Posted May 28, 2013 - 11:02 PM

Hi there and welcome! :wave:






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