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2017/09/30 11:52:09 (permalink)
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5 HP 1984 Briggs

I just replaced the carb on a 1984 5 HP Briggs engine on a wheelbarrow  air compressor. I was looking at the puny intake screen at the end of the tube in the fueltank. I was thinking of taking the plastic extension of and replacing it with a piece of tubing with a fuel filter at the end. Kinda like its done in chainsaws, weedeaters etc. It would make maintenance much easier. I could just fish the thing out and replace it without having to take the whole carb of when needed. Anyone else done this? Disadvantages?

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    kawimaniac2145
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    Re: 5 HP 1984 Briggs 2017/12/25 00:26:43 (permalink)
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    I would just put on a fuel line between the carb, and the tank. part #120436. I wouldn't hurt to put a shut-off fuel line switch before that. part #698183. hope this helps.
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    Re: 5 HP 1984 Briggs 2017/12/25 00:27:10 (permalink)
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    sorry meant it wouldn't hurt
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    Re: 5 HP 1984 Briggs 2017/12/25 02:53:35 (permalink)
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    Those 2 cycle filters would not have enough volume passing capacity. Most of the larger ones are for up to 80cc engines only. I would use either the Briggs red pancake style filter inline between the tank and carb or the paper filter. I have used the paper type filters but they are more bulky so you need the extra room for mounting one them.
     
    I use these pancakes as a aftermarket add-on filter on many of the walk behinds here as they come with no filter at all and trash in the fuel is a problem.
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    Re: 5 HP 1984 Briggs 2017/12/25 20:52:08 (permalink)
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    I would just keep it as it is, jmo. Most tank mounted carbs problems are from rusty tanks or old fuel on fuel screen end.
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    Re: 5 HP 1984 Briggs 2017/12/26 02:32:53 (permalink)
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    Mikel1
    I would just keep it as it is, jmo. Most tank mounted carbs problems are from rusty tanks or old fuel on fuel screen end.

    You know Mike1, It should have dawn on me that this engine would be a Horizontal with a tank mounted pulsa jet carburetor. Those do tend to rust and clog the filter tube. They also bad to rust the fuel bowl just under the carburetor.
     
    If tank is rusty then it is best to replace the tank and yes are expensive to replace.
     
    I was thinking of the remote mounted carbs that I have swamp with this Fall.
     
    Thanks are catching this...
    post edited by AVB - 2017/12/26 02:49:34
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