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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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Need to know how to find top dead center on a generic

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need to know how to find top dead center on a generic gp7500e and instructions for adjusting valve clearances
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: have just 50 hours on the generator
JA: What's the make and model of the generator? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: generacgp7500e iyear old
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: not at the moment
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 months ago.

You remove the spark plug and use a probe in the cylinder, feel the piston and turn the engine till the piston reached full height. That will be TDC. Just be sure both valves are up, which is the compression stroke, If one valve is down,(exhaust stroke) turn engine another revolution until both valves are up,