HOW TO Adjust The Engine Speed On A Briggs Quattro Lawn Mower Engine




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888Jermae: Thank you so much for this very informative video. It helped me a lot. Blessings.

2bellaterra: Hi Donyboy. great videos. i recently cleaned the carb on my lawnboy silver series, and after i reassembled it im having trouble getting the rmp wright. can you tell me what to look for when setting the rpm without a tach? i know you probly just do it by your ear but is there some simple way to make sure im not reving it too high? thanks for your knowledge .

Robertsack100: Hello, Aah it´s notperfect. At first you have to adjust the range of the Lever itself, so that the whole way does Change the spring Tension. Then, in the second step you have to adjust the spring Tension for the max throttle Position of the Lever by simple bend the metalt this Point where the spring is connected, not more.

LinhTinhQuai: Hi I have FJ180V I try to the but rpm is still same please help

Trucker1363: hey man im just wondering i have the same mower i did a small repair on but the spring is all mangled from the owner not taking care if it. would you have any videos of where the springs hook up underneath the cover? & where could i get a new spring i tried looking on the makers site but they only go by part number and theres no number on the spring. any help would be greatly appreciated thanks.

uglyman spasm: Yes!! 20 minutes ago my mower would not even stay running in 3 inch grass! I clipped the spring and now it's plowing thru the 6 inch stuff with no trouble and the idle is not too high either. Thank you. 

anniversary4: hey Donyboy, sometimes I think I am certifiably luny..I am hooked on your youtube videos; watching them till 2 or 3AM on a regular basis. You do a great job and are very articulate and knowledgeable as well. In any case I take serious note of your cautions about not setting engines to rev too high. What is the best source for determining factory recommended hi rev levels? Any single doc for this?

q13855: Hi DonyBoy. I have a 3,5hp classic that seems to run at about double rpm as what it is supposed to , no matter if I shut the throttel. Is there anything else than the linkage you show on the video that I need to play with?

donyboy73: thanks you!

PhilQ1000: Hi Dony, I have an older Tecumseh HS50 on an MTD snow blower. I just cleaned the carb (and actually went over the carb twice). It starts and runs good, but only on 1/2-choke. When I open the choke fully, it dies. Any suggestions? Thanks Phil Q- Pittsburgh, PA

ClassicTVMan1981X: Some people just tune their governors by ear... on most engines the tone and pitch of it should sound like between the keys of "G" and "A."

POLOLOUS3: Do you use anything to test actual rpms, and if so what?

Tom Ellson: Ok thanks also I changed the oil had no idea what was in the machine befor but I've put sa 10w30 but it had started smoking and giving off a funny smell SOS for all the pestering comments

Anthony Browning: I think I have an old mower that this tip may ne good for.

Roy Lewis: Sometimes the simple fixes are the best fixes! You made it look so easy....but that what professional do!! Thanks for the time and effort you put into your many informative videos. Roy Lewis Buffalo, NY USA

ethan carter: youneed to replace the governor spring

Micheal Gabriel: i always look forward to watching donyboys videos !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kevin Isam: Hey,donyboy73 is it possable to put a push mower engine on a ride on? im thinking of buying a ride on without a engine, the two problems i can think of is how to control the throttle and how i would get the key to work, id turn the key to on then pull, any ideas? i know slight electrical. and for the throttle would i hook the "wire" to the spot the spring is on the govener in thos vid? or do i hook it somewhere else, ANY info is fully accepted and a video would be VERY helpful

donyboy73: can u tell me the prob again

donyboy73: thanks Roy!

tivon3: I made a mistake and poured Ford engine oil into my Lawnmower and now it won't start. I'm guess since I poured it out and put the correct oil in it still does not want to start. So I had to resort to using my weed-whacker to cut the grass and boy was that grueling. Do you think I need to bring the Lawnmower to the shop and let a specialist look at because I don't have the tools to correctly asses the problem sense it's impossible to get all the oil out by just dumping it over.

Dnuccio95ZJ: Hey dony, i have a husquvarna mower in the shop with a honda gcv160 engine. it runs, but it runs really really fast. ive replaced both throttle springs with brand new OEM parts. linkage is not binding. what could be causing this?

Randi Del Cecato: Hi Dony, I alway thought that Briggs made a bad decision on putting the carb on top of the tank, they go through 2 many diaphrams and gaskets! Randi.

donyboy73: high speed steel or titanium coated should do, don't spin the drill too fast

Teddybear500: Thanks for the info!

gertwarringa: Great tutorials !

Chuck Norris: hi donyboy73 i have a honda hr 194 ive done every thing to get it running but it is very hard to start and the oil is getting to the spark pluk wich i intend to sort out next but the hi rev is like a low rev and idle is switching the mower off the throttel cable has been replaced the other thing is it clacks when you start it ive cleand the carb and tryed every thing but it still dosent rev high enough and dosent start properly so if you can help me or anyone els on here

jeffy0807: @donyboy73, the easier way to adjust the revs is to bend the tag that you took the spring off towards the front of the engine, if you didn't already know

L P: 2 possibilities , blocked jets , causing need for a richer mixture or check gaskets , you could have a vacuum leak , closing the choke is blocking the additional air source , depends if its running lean or rich

donyboy73: oh yes thanks, this is just one way of doing it

cory batzer: None of that was necessary because briggs and stratton designed it to be adjusted by bending the linkage to decelerate and accelerate rpms

donyboy73: it's not recommended because the oil dipper is different on a vertical engine and the carb would have to mounted horizontally

moofushu: I'm not sure my old mower needs this tip, but I'm glad I know what to do if the speed gets too low.

Tom Ellson: Have you done a vid o how to adjust it because I'm new to restoring mower I know some bits but not enough sorry if I'm a pain

donyboy73: no but jeremyfountain a youtuber has i think

Michael Mantion: I just bend the straight part of the spring with 2 needle nose pliers, takes about 10 seconds. if you want it even shorter bend it more or in a couple spots.

donyboy73: can you make a video of it running so i can see?

POLOLOUS3: I have a demo cut off saw, 14" gas 2 stroke. It was hard to start and run for awhile. Took it apart, compression reads 40 psi, heard if you put oil in spark plug hole for a couple days, will help restore some compression? Should I just order cylinder/piston?

siemenstraffic: I notice the that mower was vibrating quite a bit, was it a bent blade or a bent crackshaft?

Marclugar Mkw: Hey Donyboy73! I possess also a Briggs & Stratton lawnmower (sprinting 375) but I wanted to ask if it is possible to convert a horizontal axis because I have a plastic fuel like you but it is connected to a spring and unregulateur

Tom Ellson: the promblem is the mower runs but not high enough to cut the grass i had it running with new oil earlyer and it had smoke coming from under neath the engine( affter i adjuted the carb ) ive replaced the throtel cable to see if it would work any better but the revs are no higer i adjusted the carb ive posted some vids off it so if you wanted to see whats happening you could have a look

tidymanr: Excellent video...I didn't know you could do this...I would have just bought a new spring and wasted money. You are the man!!!

Tom Ellson: hi donyboy73 i assked you about my honda hr 194 on my other account but it wont let me on so ive posted it on my other one named it (honda mower problem reply donyboy73)so if you can help tht would be good ive only just started restoring mowers wiv help frm ur vids but this one i cant get running properly if i lived in canada i would bring it down but im in uk so would appreciate help

kx80moto: quick n easy fix nice vid dony

donyboy73: you can use a tachometer for small engines or some auromotive ones work too

zx8401ztv: i did something similar to my old 3.5hp b&s as it was on the edge of its limit to cut the grass, just a tiny bend to make the spring loop smaller, works ok :-) Smashing vid :-)

99carnot: Very helpful, especially if you do not have a replacement spring. Thank you.

donyboy73: you need a new cylinder kit, the oil only bring up the compression reading but does not restore it

knightrider1545: Will the spark plug get fouled or bad when you manually take the running engine to full throttle, past mfg throttle setting?

donyboy73: you may need to adjust the governor on the engine

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