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2016/10/13 08:34:52 (permalink)
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B&S Horizontal 8hp surging or hunting dies under load?

I picked up a 1985 Troy bilt super tomahawk chipper shredder with an 8HP engine. The gas tank had no line to the carb and the system was dry. After getting that fixed, I was able to get it started but it surged or hunted very bad and I made adjudtments to the screw on the bottom which helped it a little but it still surges some with an occasion of running steady sometimes. When I put a load on it, like run a 2" stick into the chipper it dies.
 
 
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    Re: B&S Horizontal 8hp surging or hunting dies under load? 2016/10/14 09:40:54 (permalink)
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    Have you tried cleaning the carb? It dies under load because there is not enough fuel when governor opens the throttle.
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    Re: B&S Horizontal 8hp surging or hunting dies under load? 2016/10/16 13:17:07 (permalink)
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    I guess that will be my next move.  Thanks :-)
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