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Would you please post the full model number of the engine?
The 26 was just the question fee for us to get to chat. It was only a 1 time fee unless you want a phone call. It covers all the back and forth tht you and I will have in getting your engine running.
do you still want to continue?
When you get to the engine there a few tests that I need for you to do to make sure that it is going to run. Many of the special tools can be rented from a chain auto parts store if you do not have them. You will need a compression tester, and an adjustable gap spark tester. There is no magic dart that I can throw at the engine and make it work. I need you to do a few tests and then from there I can tell you exactly what is wrong with it and how to fix it.
So far for your 26, you have a person to work with who is a professional outboard tech,and does it for a living, not just on a computer.
Moving to the phone is entirely up to you, we can do the entire process in chat if that is what you feel we need to do. I am good with it either way.
It may not require a phone call at all. I do many by just being online with the customer. You just need to be able to chat back and forth with me as you go, just like tonight.
Your very welcome. I normally log on around 10 AM CST, and have to be away from 230-4 Pm but other than that I am on here.
No worries. I will be online on Sat as well.
How do the cylinder walls look. Can you post a few pics here for me to see?
The bottom of the cylinder walls dont look too bad. I cant see the top side. The gasket on the other hand...WOW it is toast. If you look close at one of the cylinders, you can see where it was blowing out of the head. I think that if you clean al that up really good, replace that gasket and get the head torqued on properly this engine may still have some life left in it.
Your very welcome. If the top side of the cylinders looked as clean as the bottom side, as in no deep scoring, I think that you should be able to get up to about 85 to 90 PSI compression and that is enough to run the engine on.
A head gasket is not that much and just some elbow grease to clean everything up could get you by for the rest of this season at least.
The spec is between 216-240 Inch lbs. Divide by 12 to get Ft pounds. Start toward the center middle of the head and work criss cross. After doing 1 and 2, move up to the next 2 bolts do them, then go below the first two bolts and do those. Do this for the entire head. After all bolts are tight, I go once over all of them again just to ensure that I have them all torqued and one did not come loose.
When tightening the bolts, make sure that you have a fell for the threads inside the block. Stripping one is not the end of the day, but it does put a delay on things when it has to be drilled out and a Heli-coil installed.
Check the valve in the end of it. It is a regular valve like a tire.
Was the valve loose or stuck?
Pull the head and see if it is just a blow head gasket. This will also allow you to inspect the cylinders for any scoring.
Sorry, forgot about that.
With that compression did you get on the mower if you tried it on it again?
Could be a bad gauge and renting one from a chain auto parts store may be the last resort for this engine.
I would say that it is time for a newer engine.