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Governor will not cause the cylinders to flood the cylinders. Is the choke flap opening, or is the choke staying closed? Did you adjust the throttle cable or choke link?
Does the engine run? I not, and cylinders are wet, you have lost spark.??
Check for spark at the plugs, by removing and grounding the plugs/ I think you have lost spark, and the kill wire to the coils is grounding out the spark.
If it has spark, and does not run, check the valves, this twin engine can have pushrods off!
I would check the valves, I see pushrods off on this model engine. You would have spark and fuel and compression, but valves will not be opening!
Remove te two OHV covers and see if all the valves are moving when cranking.
OK, back to the governor control. You know the governor lever and rod going into the engine. With engine OFF, loosen the governor lever and hold it in the full open position on the carburetor, then turn the governor shaft CCW, till it bottoms, and then tighten the lever bolt to the shaft. Crank engine and be prepared to shut it off it it goes too high. If it does, do adjustment again, but turn the governor shaft CW, and try again.
I f you hold the governor lever and throttle it manually, do you get movement from the governor ever, push or pull? If not the inner governor parts may be damaged. How did this all start, that you were messing with governor?
k, if governor has movement, try adjusting it CW.
Do you feel the governor pushing or pulling the governor lever?
Governor is a weighted assembly inside the engine, when engine rpm rises it moves out, and pushes the governor inner rod, which moves the external lever. If governor level has no movement from internal parts when engine is reved , it is not working. ??
That is what I thought, the inner parts are broken, and the only way to get it to work is to remove the engine from the frame and remove the sump, to access the governor.
Just the bottom, to get at the governor and the lever to it.
I see question still open, did you find the governor to be broken?
Dd you take it apart? What did you find?
Overspeed? Or the top cap installed wrong, so the weights move too far.
Did it go to overspeed as soon as it started? You have to be prepared and hold the linkage, to keep engine from over-speeding until you get the governor set right. Dd you get a manual showing the governor install?
Not sure, but it should bottom out, take a brass punch and hammer and give it a good whack to see if it moves in. I will lock for manual that may give the length showing.
Hear is a manual, shows Generac, but is Briggs Intek, that Generac uses.
No information given on the governor shaft depth.
Crankshaft seal? flywheel end or drive end? or you ant governor shaft seal?
The spring can be slipped back into the seal, but the number is ***** #795387 for the sump side.
Thank you. id you find the inner parts of the governor to be ok?
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Are you holding the throttle open at the carburetor manually while you turn the shaft CCW?
OK> Try that and be prepared to shut if off if it has no control!
OK< go back an set it with the shaft all the way CW.
Ok, so just make minor adjust. Is throttle cable going full, or can it be moved ?
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