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#1 Phluphy OFFLINE  

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Posted October 28, 2015 - 04:46 PM

Have pulled pump out of B&S 18 powered Craftsman II.  It's a Walbro WIP-15 10-98 stamped on it.  Was planning on replacing it totally but no longer available.  There is a kit for it but questioning reliability of kit parts combined with this antique brain.

Anyone have a reliable replacement consideration?

Entertained doing a repair on the carb to re-install the original OEM but thinking someone must have went the stand alone version for a good reason.Fuel pump and back of carb.jpg

Thanks for your patience.

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Posted October 28, 2015 - 06:42 PM

If theres nothing wrong on the outside I'd say a rebuild would be just fine


Kits are only 9.99 Genuine Walbro

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Posted October 28, 2015 - 09:50 PM

Those have a rubber membrane for the pulse and 2 rubber disks for the valves.The rubber parts do degrade over time.Especially the disks.They tend to separate and no longer seal.


Would like to see how they blocked off the fuel inlet hole for the original 3 bolt pump and how far the nipple was pressed in after they drilled out the auxiliary plug.Have you had the carb apart and blown air through the fuel inlet?


Just saying because I had one here a couple years ago that someone filled the original hole with Quick Steel and pushed it in to far and it partly blocked the passage to the auxiliary inlet.Had to pull the nipple and out came the dremel.


His problem all along was that his had the old style 2 piece manifold that was leaking.Those are a pain in the butt to fix and diagnose,He thought it was the pump so he put an external pump on.You have the single piece Manifold so your golden there.   

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Posted October 29, 2015 - 03:28 PM

can always instll one these http://www.ebay.com/...moAAOxysE5SaspX

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Posted November 03, 2015 - 12:59 PM

Found and ordered a pump repair kit.  All good I hope.