Posted May 01, 2011 - 11:12 AM
I have a recently purchased Roper with a 14 HP B&S flathead engine that I ran for about 5 hours. I estimate it was made between 1985-95. Engine Model 400707-0128. The other day it ran for a minute and quit like it ran out of gas. Carb bowl was dry so I rebuilt the fuel pump. Pump worked well but bowl was still dry. Cleared all passages and checked float level. It appeared that float adjustment would keep needle closed at all times. reduced float height to allow fuel in bowl. Started and ran well for 2 hours and then began to starve for gas again. This winter replaced filter, fuel lines, vac line and rinsed tank. Does anyone have the float specs for this engine or maybe a clue as to the problem? I do not have a REPAIR manual, does any have a location for one or a spec sheet I can download?