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I have a Briggs and Stratton 6 HP Quantum engine on DAPC Excell 2300 PSI pressure washer. Have not used it for 2 or 3 years. When I wanted to use it recently I replaced the oil and spark plug. Added gas and it leaked truely from the carb. I opened the air filter and noticed the gas coming out of the hole from the carb. It drained completely. I cranked the engine and it started with a little smoke and I shut it down immediatley. Brigg’s site recommends changing a gasket. How can I make sure it is not water in the carb? After all if there was any water in the carb shouldn’t it have spill
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`v already answerd this,are you slow? with oil in the sump you can do no damage by running the engine with abit of smoke,it will clear up very quickly. i find it hard to believe youhave done the things you claim if you dont know what a carby bowl is!! it is the receptical under the carby,take brigg`s advice and replace the gasket it is needle and seat or flappervalve

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The most common cause of gas leakage is a carburetor problem. The carburetor mixes air and fuel to get the proper ratio to make the pressure washer engine work. As you can imagine, too much gas in the carburetor or a break down in one of its components can cause a leak.
If the lawn mower leaks gas the carburetor bowl gasket on the bottom of the carburetor might be dried out or missing. If the leak is coming from the bottom of the carburetor, try replacing the carburetor bowl gasket.
One of the more common questions we get concerns either the overwhelming smell of gas coming from the carburetor or fuel leaking out of the bowl or overflow. Both conditions are typically caused by a stuck or worn float needle valve.
Common signs include reduced engine performance, black smoke coming from the exhaust, backfiring, overheating, or hard starting.
Other reasons a gas leak occur is because of bad fuel lines, gas tank cap issues, broken fuel injectors, fuel pressure regulator issues, and gas tank vent hose problems. If you suspect your vehicle has any of these problems are, you should get it looked at right away.
If the carburetor cleaner is sucked into the leak, the car`s engine performance at idle will improve temporarily. That`s because a carburetor cleaner is combustible and will compensate for the low air to fuel ratio caused by the vacuum leak.
note: cars with carburetors — typically those made before the 1990s — will normally give off a gas smell at times. this is due to the way carburetors are designed, with a float bowl that houses some residual fuel after you shut the car off.
If the pressure is too high, it can force too much fuel into the engine. That can cause fouled spark plugs, among other issues.
If the pressure is too high, it can force too much fuel into the engine. That can cause fouled spark plugs, among other issues.
Signs and Symptoms of a Potential Leak

A long crank is required when starting. The idling is rough. You notice the smell of fuel. Fuel is dripping out of the tailpipe.

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How do I remove and clean air filter? – Briggs & Stratton Lawn-Boy 10640 20-Inch 6.5 HP Gas Powered Lawn Mower
ANSWER : There should be a square of plastic on the side of the engine which is opposite of the muffler. It has a small hex head with a slot cut in it. Remove this plastic cover and the air cleaner should be inside of it.

How many cycles is a 6.25 hp Briggs & Stratton engine ?
ANSWER : 4 cycle.

Have a 10.5 briggs that is pushing gas and oil out the blow by pipe.what can i do
ANSWER : The oil level is to high or air filter pluged.

My pressure washer is making a sound like a car engine is in neural and the gas pedal is being presses and then released continuously
ANSWER : Sounds like carbeurator problem. could need cleaning or adjustment. some carbs have spring loaded adjustment screws for richening or leaning the carb look for the lower adj screw run the machine while turning the screw clock or counter clock wise and see if it smooths out , newer carbs dont have these screws and may have to be replaced or soaked in industrial carb cleaner.

Wshat is the valve clearence for a 24 hp briggs and stratton engine model 446677 type 0470E1 code 050405yh
ANSWER : About a mm or .004″.

2 cycle mantis tiller leaks gas thru the carb. – will not start?
ANSWER : If it leaks gas,it can **** air.you have to find out whats leaking and stop it.

When I start it the engine surges. When I pull the handle on the wand the engine will not go to max rpm.
ANSWER : Check to see if the choke is not on.

I see no vent holes om my 675 series briggs and stratton engine fuel cap
ANSWER : There are holes in it should be three or four. a rubber diaphram is covering it but they are there