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Problems with Tecumseh, looking to replace with briggs?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Greenmonster, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. Greenmonster

    Greenmonster Junior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 9

    I have a 2008 Meyer 3yd sander with a 10hp Tecumseh. It's been nothing but problems since day one (the motor that is). Seems each time we fix it, it works fine for a while and then it's something else. Now we can't get it started again and I just really don't want to put anymore money into it. So, I'm looking to replace with a Briggs, as we have those on two other sanders and they've been pretty good to us. I've been trying to find one on line, which I've found lots of, but they don't seem to have the same mounting configuration -- they appear to be lawn mower motors. Does anybody know of an on line source for what I need or am I looking at having to go through a dealer?
  2. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,770

    I would bag the Briggs and go to a Honda, I had nothing but problems with my Briggs motors last year and the Honda is my last ditch effort before I go electric.
  3. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,770

    but, forgot to answer the question.

    smallenginewarehouse.com is a good place to get them.


    smallenginsurplus.com is where I just ordered a honda from a couple of days ago.
  4. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Generac All The Way! ussmileyflag

  5. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    Have you tried switching out your carb? My buddy does alot of those and thats the first thing he does to them.... throws the current carb in the garbage and puts a new one on...... 90% of the time it fixes the problem he says....... they get just alittle "play" in the throttle plate rod and thats all it take to have these things not run right as there is no adjustment to these things....HIH
  6. blazer2plower

    blazer2plower Senior Member
    Messages: 544

    Briggs is comeing out with a new motor soon. Its to compete with the hondas in the 5-13hp with a new intake less fuel per hour.
    try looking at kohler as well .

    I love my Z just not now
  7. swtiih

    swtiih PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,179

    Go with the Honda
  8. vinnys

    vinnys Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    On the bottom of the carb you will find the main jet. Take it off and clean it. It will have a 7/16 hex head with a screw in needle. The newer one might not have the screw in needle. It will have a large hole in the side and a small one closer to the top. Look hard it's there. The small one will clog all the time. Put a small piece of wire through it and use lots of carb. cleaner. Put her back together, adjust that needle valve and she should run fine. Don't forget to use a fuel stabilizer in the off season. Good luck