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Fuel tank question. Toro lawn mower 163 cc briggs and

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Toro lawn mower 163 cc briggs and stratton engine

Mechanic's Assistant: How long has this been going on with your Toro lawn mower? What have you tried so far?

Two months

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9/13/2020
Technician: EricN910, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago
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Hello.My name is ***** ***** I am happy to assist you today.I see you have a question about your fuel tank.How can I help?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
the tank ..through a side tit...is leaking fuel into the air filter compartmenthave seen may fuel tanksthis is the first one that has a
side vent...below fuel cap line
Technician: EricN910, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago
Would you be able to give me the model number of your mower so I can look at a diagram and follow along with you?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
its a new toro super recyclerbriggs and stratton engine163 cc7.25 hp
Technician: EricN910, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago
The number I will need will be on a white tag on the frame of the mower
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
https://www.jackssmallengines.com/jacks-parts-lookup/part/briggs-stratton/84004115can you open linksee the small "tit" coming out the right side of the tankfuel is leaking through that "tit" into the air cleaner/filterare you still there??
Technician: EricN910, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago
Ok.I see what we are working with now
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
is that u texting me on my phone?i have an old phone and texting on phone is a no go for mei can read what u send me but i have issues replying by phone text
Technician: EricN910, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago
That little nipple is the tank vent. no fuel is supposed to get through that due to it sitting at the top of the tank period you have a defective fuel tank and will need a new one
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
what is the purpose of the nipple?it seems to be on only "some" fuel tanks...not allcan I just seal the nipple up..the nipple is not sitting on the top of the tank..its on the side....below the max fuel line for the tankbelow the cap...cap level
Technician: EricN910, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago
You cannot seal it or the tank will not vent fumes to the air filter properly.it will vapor lock
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
ok...i thought the tank gas cap was the "vent"aren't most caps ..also ventsseems most toro mowers have gas caps as ventsexcept mine..frigcan i purchase a toro gas cap "with a vent hole in it"...and use that
Technician: EricN910, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago
Most manufacturers do use a vented gas cap. If you could find a gas cap that would thread on your tank that would work just fine.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
ok thankshave a great day
Technician: EricN910, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago
The problem is that your tank doesn't really have "threads" it has locking tabs
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
ok
Technician: EricN910, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago
I would recommend a new tank.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
maybe i will just "drill" a hole in the cap I have..new tank...like 50 bucks....
Technician: EricN910, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago
If you are pleased with my service please feel free to rate your experience.Its appreciated!
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
can "drill and seal"...for free..and today
Technician: EricN910, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago
You could try that.Just don't let rain leak in!
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
ok...again have a great day
Technician: EricN910, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago
Same to you!Good luck with the fix.Hope it works for you
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