Briggs And Stratton Governor Set Up And Adjustment




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Crestel Green: Hi Zippo. I think have the same engine you are adjusting the governor on (16hp B/S, I/C, Model 326437, Type 0721-01, Code 8403211.) My problem is that when I start it up at idle speed it will go to full open with out touching the throttle. I have replaced the springs,  cleaned the carburetor and nothing seems to help. Could it be something has happened to the governor inside the engine. Any help appreciated. Thanks, Chris

Derek Cowan: zippo I need some help my cast iron 12 Briggs and Stratton blow up on me last night and um trying to find the rebuild kit for it its on a 1967 simplicity sovereign 3012

SinX1: i know this is a older video but it helps, i have set my briggs like in the video but when it fires up and starts running the governor sucks down killing the motor i have to reset the carb and after alittle bit it will fire up agien and then do the same thing dieing. i dont know what wrong if its the governor or carberator

warriorcycles: that carb is 150 dollars

Owentraxxastamiya: If my tractor idles too low or high I have to adjust the governor right ? 

ZippoVarga: +cobee parrilla There is already a video uploaded showing this. Just search my videos for throttle and you should find it. Cheers!

cobee parrilla: Can you please but a video on were to but the throttle cable on the govenor

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! :)

ZippoVarga: No problem at all jag! Hope you get the engine purring like a kitten soon. Cheers!

jaghboy: Yes sir thank you. I cranked it for the first time yesterday and saw what you said. Now just to adjust the carb some more. Thanks for everything

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!

smallenginevids: Oh Ok. Haha.

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!!

smallenginevids: why was there a plug in the exhaust port?

ZippoVarga: Hi Al...I would check to see that you reattached the throttle rod that goes from the carb to the governor arm.

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.

JoshTheVlogger: thanks man :)

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.

JoshTheVlogger: i have a murray lawn mower 12 hp and i made a custom throttle from a pedal bike hand brake anmd i hooked the throttle up right to the throttle thats on the carb and put a return spring and where the govener is and the normal throttle piece was it isnt connected at all and when i turn it on it revs wayy to high idk what to do please help
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