Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
Hello how are you
Good, and you
I am good
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Your intake should be a one way street. Nothing should ever travel back out, in the even you do have gases leaking back (popping) that tells us the intake valve is not sealing. This is most often due to tight valves, over time the valves beat themselves into the cylinder head unitl the freeplay is used up and will not allow the valve to close completley
Its time for a valve adjustment
do you have to take off the front cover to adjust the valve? Is it like the Kawasaki motor in a gator? because I have adjusted the valves on the gator.
Yes it is very similar to the kawi, let me look up some additional info for you
ok thank you
I will be right back with you. This engine is a twin cylinder correct?
only one spark plug
Sorry for the dealy
that is ok it is worth the wait
Here is a short video on the valve adjustment, it is being preformed on a v-twin in the video, however the procedure is the same, pretty simple and straight forward and only requires basic tools
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before you go I have a question:
It was running fine all summer and for the 1 ½ is this command to happen?
Briggs reccomends valve adjustment be checked at least once a year. I'm guessing you never have
I do see this issue quite often
nope! lol, and thank you very much for your help.
You are welocme, have a great weekend
can I ask you one more question
what IF that don't work
Come back to this question and we will move forward. There is no additional charge, i will continue to work with you until the mower issue is figured out
If its popping out of the intake thats likely the problem
ok that is great thank you
did you tell me the adjustments
The video contains the info
ok sorry thank you
You can go ahead and rate my answer so i can move on, thanks again