Home Forums Briggs & Stratton 4-Cycle Racing Briggs LO206 Air Filter Splitting

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  • #63387

    Mike Clark
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    Have any of you experienced the spec air filter splitting. Is this “a thing”. Pics = 1000 words

     

     

    I had a local guy tell he had 2 do the same. Anybody know the cause? It was was never hit or stressed from what I know.

    Thanks,

    Mike

    • This topic was modified 5 months ago by  Mike Clark.
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    #63737

    Clark Gaynor Sr.
    Participant

    Mike, we had the same thing happen to one of ours.  It’s seems to be a matter of over tightening the hose clamp.  They fit very tight anyway, so just be very gentle with the screw driver!

    Clark Sr.

    #63776

    Mike Clark
    Participant

    Well that is disappointing as I barely tightened the clamp. Local guy said he thought it was over tightening as well.

    Either way I over paid for a new one!

    Thanks

    #66335

    Walt Gifford
    Participant

    Someone will invent an air filter support arm.

    Gif

    FAA certified jet engine and aircraft technician,
    Nicholson Speedway class champion 2001,
    Yamaha KT100 Service Center,
    41 years karting experience

    #66350

    Rodney Ebersole
    Participant

    Someone will invent an air filter support arm. Gif

    That looks like a support, yet its main purpose will be to force more air into the carb. LOL

    #66356

    Clark Gaynor Sr.
    Participant

    The spec filter hardly needs a support.  They are TINY!

    Though it’s probably illegal, we trimmed off the split piece on one of ours and stuck it back on.  Works fine.  I don’t know why I bothered, we have two new spares in the tool box!  And I suppose if we were going to a race where somebody cares, we’d put a new one on!

    Just sayen’

    Clark Sr.

    #66809

    Walt Gifford
    Participant

    Doesn’t matter how big it is, if the vibration hits it just right it’s gonna crack.

    I’d send it back to Briggs and ask where they’re having these things made. Looks like crappy rubber to me.

    MM

    FAA certified jet engine and aircraft technician,
    Nicholson Speedway class champion 2001,
    Yamaha KT100 Service Center,
    41 years karting experience

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 3 weeks ago by  Walt Gifford.
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