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What do you use in the external breather on the Briggs engines like the Model WM and Y?
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Default Re: Briggs external breather

The original material was some kind of fiber. DO NOT use a steel wool pad - these will break down and you end up with fine metal slivers in the oil / crankcase. I have used the "Chore Boy" spun copper pot scrubbers. The idea is to provide a large amount of surface to trap the oil mist and let it drain back into the crankcase.
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Default Re: Briggs external breather

Thats a good idea. I've used a couple layers of window screen material because I had a bunch of it laying around.
Once I used a handfull of very fine copper wire that I had from bad coil that I took apart to save the armature laminations
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Mike;
I have used chease cloth rolled into a wad. I think they used horse hair originally like what was used in the old oil bath air cleaners.
If so, find a horse and give him a haircut! It would be easier to use something else I think.
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