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Briggs and Stratton 18hp intek carb issue

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2018/02/07 11:11:34 (permalink)
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Briggs and Stratton 18hp intek carb issue

Hi I'm in need of some help. So I've had this problem with my intek engine I got it for free it ran fine but if the gas wasn't turned off the cylinder would be filled with gas and be hydrolocked but I bought a new carb in November and then 2 weeks ago I went to start it up and the same problem is back with a brand new carb and yesterday I was pulling my garden trailer around and we I let off the clutch of put any load on the engine it's floods and black smoke comes out the muffler I tried adjusting it for that problem didn't help but what causes this stuff I change the oil and oil filter every month because I use it constantly i change the spark plug use good gas and change the air filter what is wrong

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    Roy
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    Re: Briggs and Stratton 18hp intek carb issue 2018/02/07 12:12:50 (permalink)
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    Two carbs exhibiting the same symptoms in a short time would suggest contamination in the fuel system. Is the tank clean? The fuel line may also be crumbling, replace it.
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    Re: Briggs and Stratton 18hp intek carb issue 2018/02/07 12:31:30 (permalink)
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    Like Roy said X2, also make sure no fuel mixed in the oil.
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