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How to set the governor on a Briggs Stratton 18 hp lawn tractor engine?

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Answered 2007-09-03 16:13:53

Setting the governor on a mower engine depends on whether it is a mechanical or pneumatic governor and the type of control that is used. The governor plays a very important part by keeping the engine from overspeeding and causing possible damage. I suggest you check out a book on Briggs engines at your local library and find the procedure for setting the type of governot equipped on your engine.

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