Recent Topics
Chevron & Sunoco & Speedway $100 Gift card $92
by gojoneeded
29 minutes 45 seconds ago
Santa's Not Going To Be Happy
by Warstud
42 minutes 11 seconds ago
can someone explain the Ecoboost to me?
by columnshift
Today at 07:50 PM
4 dragging weak brakes (after parked for a year)
by columnshift
Today at 07:34 PM
New S&W Shield 9
by funflyer
Today at 06:42 PM
ecoboost 3.5
by boostnation
Today at 06:30 PM
Meijer, Mobil and the joys of Labor Day stackation
by fdcg27
Today at 06:25 PM
BMW electrical system pretty good
by fdcg27
Today at 05:59 PM
The top makes the policy ...
by HTSS_TR
Today at 05:36 PM
Dodge 318 oil?
by chartrue2
Today at 05:04 PM
Fram Ultra XG3506 - 2 years/11,000 miles Cut Open
by Nick1994
Today at 04:39 PM
Genesis G70 spy photos
by HTSS_TR
Today at 04:17 PM
Newest Members
pperras01, Grabberblu, Dave_PPE, davebe, Logos
58964 Registered Users
Who's Online
115 registered (74Scout, Bandito440, 4WD, 2015_PSD, asiancivicmaniac, ARB1977, 11 invisible), 1637 Guests and 10 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
58964 Members
66 Forums
253786 Topics
4166811 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#2061655 - 10/29/10 12:22 PM 18 hp briggs and stratton compression release?
yeehaw1960 Offline


Registered: 05/02/07
Posts: 628
Loc: Nebraska
Is there a (auto) compression release on an 18 HP Briggs (single cylinder) to aid in starting? Sometimes I have to manually turn the engine past the compression stroke to get it to turn over. Battery is good because I have the same problem when it's hooked up to my truck battery.

Top
#2062571 - 10/30/10 02:10 PM Re: 18 hp briggs and stratton compression release? [Re: yeehaw1960]
JTK Offline


Registered: 08/14/03
Posts: 8783
Loc: Buffalo, NY
A large Briggs OHV should have an internal fly-weight setup that holds the exhaust valve open a bit until RPMs increase. Maybe check the valve lash. That being out of spec will effect this system.

Joel
_________________________
2016 Subaru Forester 2.5, CVT. 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan SE (Babe magnet III)

Top
#2090510 - 11/29/10 05:06 PM Re: 18 hp briggs and stratton compression release? [Re: JTK]
100td Offline


Registered: 11/28/10
Posts: 8
Loc: Australia
Actually I think is holds the inlet valve open on this particular eengine, when starting make sure the throttle is open, also the valve clearance needs to be set correctly for the release to work correctly.
Here is one reference to it, but there are many others with details of how to do it correctly, and many references of people replacing battery and starters to find the same thing and then adjust the valves and all is good.http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=32134


Edited by 100td (11/29/10 05:07 PM)

Top
#2091236 - 11/30/10 02:21 PM Re: 18 hp briggs and stratton compression release? [Re: yeehaw1960]
browning300wsm Offline


Registered: 05/10/07
Posts: 258
Loc: quebec....canada
valve clearance needs to be set correctly for the release to work correctly ..had the same problem and it is an easy fix
_________________________
i question my SANITY for purchasing a 3.5 ..5 cyl.

repaired my sanity sold the 3.5 colorado ..got a jeep liberty 3.7

Top