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#1 thom OFFLINE  

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Posted April 29, 2016 - 07:18 AM

On  Briggs and Stratton engines , and probably other makes, that I have worked on for years, often there will be a linkage rod (heavy wire), that runs through a very small spring. In cases like the 4 HP horizontal B & S that I'm working on now the link wire and the spring both hook in the same holes at each end. I wonder , since the link is a solid piece of wire, what is the purpose of the spring? Thanks.



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Posted April 29, 2016 - 07:24 AM

All that spring does is eliminate any looseness in the linkage.


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Posted April 29, 2016 - 02:14 PM

I've always wondered that too.  Seems that spring on one end is always worn thru on older ones and not doing much. 






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