4 thoughts on “Briggs and Stratton 22 hp v twin governor problem

  1. Some TIPS:
    [1] If your governor gear is seized on the shaft, trust me…it WILL come off. You'll need a tie rod / pitman arm puller (small 2-sided puller) and then maybe a small 3-jaw gear puller once you've got enough room. Took me 1.5-2hr to work it off without damaging anything.
    [2] Clean off the shaft with some fine grit paper (oil-wetted) and make sure new gear has clearance.
    [3] When you're putting the crankcase cover back on, do it with the oil pump cover OFF so you can line up the oil pump shaft into the pump gear.
    [4] CHANGE THE OIL PUMP GASKET & COVER while you're this far. The parts are only like $10-$15 shipped.

  2. Engine surges/lopes: After two new carburetors Service wants to replace the governor since it now seems to run wide open.  Any thoughts?

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