Briggs And Stratton Governor Set Up And Adjustment




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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 welcome!!

nathanmeitzler: Is there a plug where the exuast should be? If there is don't try to start it up!

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 your vids.

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

WPRR1: 8HP?

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 gone.

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. Cheers!

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.)
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