Briggs & Stratton
Briggs and Stratton Replacement Carburetor 390323 394228 170401 190412 194412
As you may have seen in my prior posts, I have a couple old B&S that had carb issues. One carb got fixed. The other always had a slow leak - no mattter how the extension tube machined surface was polished or even with the tiny B&S tephlon washer/seal on the tube.
My solution for the 5hp? Spend $18.41 and buy a Chicom replacement carb off Amazon. It had 4 differences from the original. 1. Carb throttle plate is slightly bigger. 2. Throtle rod attachment needed to be removed and flipped or it revs when you want it to slow. 3. Fuel bowl inlet is not threaded, so had to connect to fuel line with a hose instead of hard line. Unlike the picture below, the fuel bowl had a 90 degree hose fitting press fit at the factory. 4 carb mount bolt holes are metric.
Swap took about 15 min. It runs perfect with the carb. Price is almost the cost of a carb rebuilt kit.
Edited by dblover, September 04, 2015 - 05:03 AM.