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Bought new carb 17 hp engine put it on and engine won't

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Bought new carb for my 17 hp engine put it on and engine won't start only back fires with starting fluid
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 2 years ago.
Hi my name is ***** ***** welcome to just answer. The first two things I would check is the key in the flywheel being sheared , and the valve clearance . If it was ran with the gas oil mix it could have damaged the engine . Do you have access to a compression tester? If so I would check the compression your getting .