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First post here! And I'm simply looking for input and feed back.

I have a Toro Powershift 1132 and the carb is shot. I've been searching for a cost effective carburetor, seeing as most are $100+, with no luck. That being said, I've seen alot poeple seem to like the Harbor Freight Predator line. And I've seen some for as low as $100. I'm very heavily leaning towards an engine swap and keeping the Briggs to rebuild commpletely. Any one on here have any good or bad reviews on the predator engines? Or does anyone had a line on cheaper carbs for these monsters??

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can we get a picture of the briggs carburator? and a model number will help greatly! (check the top of the pullstart cover, should be some numbers stemped on there)
as there are about 5 diffrent types.

but check ebay, as most are under 30$ shipped. and i belive you can use a 10hp or a 12hp carburator with no problems BUT dont quote me on that.

heres a example of one.
https://www.ebay.com/i/162855080556?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=162855080556&targetid=884563310088&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9019570&poi=&campaignid=9426324955&mkgroupid=95235862226&rlsatarget=pla-884563310088&abcId=1141016&merchantid=119319093&gclid=Cj0KCQjwj7v0BRDOARIsAGh37iqzZIhI9FaewFaUn57M_q_mJaLLSjblC_mVWeO8aFRc8pZU0OxLWKUaAnJdEALw_wcB
 

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I’ve bought amazon carbs with 99% effective rate, see if there’s an adjustable jet version if yours doesn’t have one already


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ive had excellent luck with knockoff carbs as well.

the over 40 ive bought and installed for customers, ive only had one complaint (and that was my fault, didn't set the air fuel mix correctly)

i personally dont see a reason for buying geniune OEM carbs for like 130$, if the 18$ ebay/amazon ones work just as well.
 

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1132? Is that 11hp and 32" wide? If so, the $100 HF is too underpowered, you'll be spending minimum $250 if not $350, if it's a Tecumseh engine, carb is less than $25, even $15.
 

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As someone who just spent 4 hrs today removing a kohler m8 from a 300 gal spray unit and installing a Honda gx270 electric start. I’d pick the carb replacement. Engine swaps can involve measuring and fabrication . Carb swap more straight forward unless you are replacing with same engine


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In my experience it's rare that a carb is beyond being cleaned up and reassembled. Maybe if water sat in it and it's grossly corroded, or the throttle shaft and bushings are really loose (but snowblowers hardly ever get enough hours to do that), or it's physically smashed.... Occasionally the screws holding Briggs carbs together get corroded in and twisted off.

Just what do you think is wrong with it?

Clone Chinese carbs are cheap on Amazon or Ebay. People seem to have good luck with them but I would still stick with the original if possible.

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