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Posted September 03, 2014 - 09:22 PM

the briggs in my 7117 out of a sovereign is dyingb when the tractor is at an angle . what do I do about it gentlemen ?


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Posted September 03, 2014 - 09:24 PM

It sounds like the float is set too low or you have an issue in the fuel tank pickup.

Oh, as it dies, does it blow black or gray smoke?
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Posted September 03, 2014 - 09:38 PM

If this has simple yes or no oil pressure switch to kill engine , you may be just low on engine oil .


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Posted September 03, 2014 - 09:50 PM

It sounds like the float is set too low or you have an issue in the fuel take.

 

Oh, as it dies, does it blow black or gray smoke?

not that I have noticed ( smoke ). any tricks for adjusting the float ?



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Posted September 03, 2014 - 09:51 PM

If this has simple yes or no oil pressure switch to kill engine , you may be just low on engine oil .

thanks, I will check that in the morning . ( its at work )



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Posted September 03, 2014 - 09:55 PM

You will have to take the Carb. apart and set the float. How old of a tractor is it?



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Posted September 03, 2014 - 10:16 PM

You will have to take the Carb. apart and set the float. How old of a tractor is it?

40 ish . not sure about the motor and carb it came out of a sovereign. will look at the carb and figure out what kind it is . I think its a flow jet ( maybe )ALEC 457.jpg here is the tractor .


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Posted September 03, 2014 - 10:26 PM

Peter's site listed its' production years 80 -86  . Briggs started providing the oil switches to prevent portable generator failures in that era . Just popped out when the question was asked .


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Posted September 03, 2014 - 10:43 PM

Could be water in the bowl of the Carb. also. That is where I would start after checking on the low oil switch.


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Posted September 03, 2014 - 11:27 PM

Peter's site listed its' production years 80 -86  . Briggs started providing the oil switches to prevent portable generator failures in that era . Just popped out when the question was asked .

great info thanks !



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Posted September 03, 2014 - 11:28 PM

Could be water in the bowl of the Carb. also. That is where I would start after checking on the low oil switch.

i can get rid of that by removing the needle valve assembly correct ?



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Posted September 03, 2014 - 11:52 PM

I believe so, it's been a while since I've messed with a Briggs carb.


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Posted September 04, 2014 - 08:41 AM

I sold a tractor for the very reason you have posted.Never did figure out what was causing it.

 I told the person I sold it to about the issue and they said that was fine they had a flat yard all but one little bank in the back yard...saw them a few weeks ago,and they said tractor was doing great,but they have to weed eat the bank...LOL,be interesting if you find a fix,I tried everything I could think of.


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Posted September 04, 2014 - 09:38 AM

I think I would start by firing up the tractor in the shop and then start jacking one side and then the other until it quit.  Then start checking to see if you are getting fuel to the carb, and if you are then see if the engine is getting fuel.  This should narrow the problem down to a certain system or component.  My first thought was something in the tank or if there is a fuel pick up it might be broken.  When it dies does it fire right back up?


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Posted September 04, 2014 - 10:04 AM

I think I would start by firing up the tractor in the shop and then start jacking one side and then the other until it quit.  Then start checking to see if you are getting fuel to the carb, and if you are then see if the engine is getting fuel.  This should narrow the problem down to a certain system or component.  My first thought was something in the tank or if there is a fuel pick up it might be broken.  When it dies does it fire right back up?

not so much . I did get it to start by choking it once . but i managed to get it level before it died . it is currently sitting on a slope.






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