ZippoVarga: +cobee parrilla There is already a video uploaded showing this. Just search
my videos for throttle and you should find it. Cheers!
warriorcycles: that carb is 150 dollars
Owentraxxastamiya: If my tractor idles too low or high I have to adjust the governor right ?
ZippoVarga: One 9hp and one 8hp shown in the video.
dt63944: Any amount of damage or obstruction in the carb or the fuel system that
supplies the fuel to the carb, can cause this. Ethanol in gas is a major
problem with small-engine carbs. Use StaBil with every tank of gas.
lockandload1270: Hi Zippo, removed the caburetor today before getting your message, went
through the carb, the float was set very lean/low, reset the choke, put
back together, put it back on the tractor, idle issues changed completely,
found that the throttle shaft had enough rock/play between the governor arm
to the throttle shaft that the engine thottled up
ZippoVarga: @dosman01302 Awesome! I love to hear success stories!! You're more than
nathanmeitzler: Is there a plug where the exuast should be? If there is don't try to start
ZippoVarga: Stranger things have happened, but I've always adjusted them as shown in
the video here. I too read the process strait out of the Briggs manual and
for my vintage engines, it's always been clockwise/clockwise. The only
engine I know of that runs backwards is an engine called a Rio and I would
imagine you would set that one up opposite of these engines. I am
interested to hear the results of adjusting them counter clockwise, because
that will hold the throttle wide open on an engine like this.
Al Burke: I have an 8hp briggs on a log splitter, it runs wot when it runs.and I
rebuilt the carb, and when I put it back on the engine all it will do is
idle. Nothing I do will increase the rpm's What did I do wrong. btw love
PunaniLicker69: hi, can u do this on a 4hp lawn mower b+g engine?
ZippoVarga: @lockandload1270 It sounds like there is a bad gasket some where. Typically
it where the intake elbow meets the block. You should have TWO gaskets
here. One against the block, then the sheet metal another gasket, then the
carb. To check, start the engine and spray wd40 around all the gasket
areas. If the engine tries to die then the carb or intake elbow are not
properly sealed. Give this a shot and let me know if you find the problem
that way. Cheers!!!
ZippoVarga: Yes, do it the same as I show here, only imagine the engine standing
upright. Hope that makes sense!!
ZippoVarga: @bulletman100 I would look into correcting it with a "counter" spring or
"helper" spring as they are referred as. Best of luck with the fine tuning.
Takes a little time to get them just right, but once they're in adjustment,
you'll reap the rewards of good governor performance. Cheers!!
ZippoVarga: @BUDMAN605 All the principles are the same in setting up any Briggs
governor. If your engine is not oriented as a horizontal, just imagine this
engine laying on its side in the same direction as your engine and set the
governor the same.
Richard John Smith: Hey Zippo thanks, I just took a 6hp briggs off my pressure washer and I
hooked up the throttle cable (backwards) ," I am about to correct this but
have noticed when I moved the throttle spring( there is about 18 different
holes) The engine would not idle and only ran with the choke on. Any advice
to these problems would help! Thanks
januaryman169: Nice video. It's very informative.
tractorman604: Zippo,How can anyone not like this video.You'll never know how much your
video's help me out.Thank's so much!
ZippoVarga: Once you start the engine it will regulate the throttle more correctly.
Check my other video on how to adjust the throttle rod to take tension off
the throttle butterfly and allow the idle RPM set screw to do the job of
keeping the engine speed (at idle) instead of the governor assembly doing
that job. There's a bit of fine tuning that often needs done after first
run, as no two engines will act exactly the same. Hope this helps! Cheers!
jaghboy: Ok I've done exactly this I believe, but when I put the springs on it has a
tendency to pull the governor arm all the way up, and the throttle opens
full. The governor arm actually appears to try to operate correctly before
the springs are put on. if the spring closest to the front is put on only,
the arm gradually works itself up. I just cannot get this! Will they do
right when the motor is running? I have not yet cranked it. I should have
taken a pic of it before tearing it down :) thanks!
cobee parrilla: Can you please but a video on were to but the throttle cable on the govenor
ZippoVarga: Don't hide your emotions so much choppergirl!! lol.....The evolution of the
small gas engine has taken many forms. Get the numbers off your engine and
search similar engines to yours. Yes, my engines are old...Some as old as
100 years. The extra springs help to govern the engines speed. On newer
engines, they've reduced these to one main spring and three tiny springs.
Governor setting is the same though. Loosen, turn both clockwise, tighten.
Best of luck!!
Michael Scheck: Excellent Video.. Very informative.. Do you have or can you make a video on
a flo-jet like this but with a throttle control bracket w/ Auto (Full
Throttle) choke.. TIA..
smallenginevids: why was there a plug in the exhaust port?
BUDMAN605: great video, what about fixing a governor on a 12hp briggs & stratton on a
craftman II 5 speed, 38" LT4000 riding mower?
ZippoVarga: @richbd359 You bet Rich! It's why I do these videos. Just trying to help
others out with what little I know about these engines. Cheers!!
jimdog1276: i need a video for a 97 12 hp brigs please help
adz62: Was able to set my governor on my 11 hp Snapper with a one piece flow-jet
carb with the help that you gave me in this video. Thank you for taking the
time to teach this adjustment.
Analytical Street Sweeper: DO i really need the governor setup at all? my connectors to it are all
gbsk12: I got the carburetor back on and connected but did not know how the spring
attaches. and where the throttle cable attaches. There is also a plastic
piece that has a hold where a screw or pin goes to pivot it on one end. It
looks like it fits around the flywheel someway. Do you know how to put
these on the right way? Thanks
jaghboy: Ok now I have it cranked and idling pretty smooth. An occasional rhythmic
misfire, but the main problem is it will not idle up without dying. I have
adjusted the carb many times starting at the 1 1/2 settings. The engine is
very responsive to small movements of the two screws. And idles fine. But
soon as you slightly open the throttle it begins to misfire more and die!
I'm an aircooled VW man and these engines aren't much different! :)
LaPavoniMac: I have a 14.5hp OHV Briggs engine. It surges when its running at 3400rpm or
when it's idling. It has the electric fuel valve on te bottom so I can't
adjust that. The only screws I can see are the idle and the idle jet/low
speed adjustment (Which is set at 1 1/2 turns out; stock setting) so I
don't know why it runs like this. Can you tell me?
lockandload1270: Hi Zippo, I will have to make this in a couple of postings. Thank you in
advance for your help. The carburetor was rebuilt prior to putting it on
the tractor. I have a 1962-64 Garden Mark Squire by Simplicity made for
Wards, it has a 9 horse briggs motor, this was my Dad's tractor, he passed
away in February of this year. prior to him passing, he had replaced the
carburetor on the tractor because the old carburetor housing and shafts
were all severally worn,
ZippoVarga: My recommendation is to put everything back the way it was. These engines
are not designed to run directly off the throttle and the engine can easily
be damaged or worse, blow apart. A stock engine, regardless of make or
horse power is designed to operate between 1100rpm to 3600rpm. By unhooking
the stock throttle pieces and bypassing the governor, the engine becomes
very dangerous to operate. They can easily rev WAY past the safe limit with
the throttle not connected to the Governor.
MrPalvis: dude check my video and tell me how my governor supposed to look or work
and where i can find the numbers on this thing, i know theres a tag but
there should be numbers on the block somewhere, i need all the info i can
get on this thing, any would be great, thanks
ZippoVarga: That spring just helps keep things tight and secure. Most newer briggs
engines have these "helper" springs. It would do just fine with out it.
Thanks for checking out my vid!!
John Dodson: I had adjusted my governor all wrong. can't wait to go out in the am and
finally get it right. thanks man!
Garrett Jdbe: this is kind of the same setup on my 1967 4hp briggs i need to adjust the
governor on it
chris owen: hey i need help with mine it is a 3.75 briggs and its loud how to i like
silenc it but still have my hores power
ZippoVarga: @Comeaud1193 Same way bro, just imagine the engine standing on its side.
ZippoVarga: No problem at all jag! Hope you get the engine purring like a kitten soon.
ZippoVarga: That depends on what you want to use the engine for. Pullers bypass the
governors and put a gas pedal on. If you plan to use it for yard work, then
you really do need the governor assembly.
ZippoVarga: After a fresh rebuild, I cover all openings into the engines to prevent
insects, spiders and even mice from making a home inside the engine. This
practice should be performed on any engine that you know is going to be
stored for any length of time. The saying....An ounce of prevention is
worth a pound of regret is a good way to go. Cheers Buddy!!
ZippoVarga: You will want to install a spring to hold the throttle closed and adjust
the idle set screw so the engine idles just below the speed in which the
clutch grabs. Once you install the throttle cable, it will respond to
acceleration and the spring will return the throttle to idle when you let
off the gas pedal. Pretty easy solution to your troubles. Let me know how
it goes!! Cheers!!
ZippoVarga: @godgibmeone I need the Model Type and Code numbers off the engine and a
little better description of what's happening when you try to throttle up.
There are many variables that could be causing your problem, so the more
information you can give me, the better I can help you out. Looking forward
to hearing back from you!!
ZippoVarga: @bmxizmylife Hmm...It could be a number of things with these suction carbs
with the tanks mounted under them. Check that the throttle isn't stuck or
that the governor vein under the blower housing isn't sticking and holding
the throttle open. A video of a start up would help me to help you. Cheers!
Bigtrucker2007: I have a 7 hp briggs horizontal that hunts alot unless u have ur finger
directly on the throttle shaft on the carb. is my govener set up wrong or
is it a carb problem
lockandload1270: second post: He didn't have time to fine tune the carburetor or to see the
problems that this carburetor would give. The tractor will run but when
hitting a load it throttles to almost full throttle then back, I have
adjusted the governor, and even readjusted it after seeing your post, the
idle is fine, but the tractor still throttles to almost full throttle up
and then down on any kind of load whether light or heavy.
themotorfreak1: i have a briggs 3hp (at 3600 RPM) and the throttle is stuck at high, I will
put a video up about in about a week- at the same time i want to put it in
a go cart i'm building so the throttle must work for the clutch. please
help. (however, if i move the end of the rod for the butterfly valve, i can
control the engine.)