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The intake valve just bearly mones and does not let s in…

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The intake valve just...

The intake valve just bearly mones and does not let s in fuel, 18 hp engine craftsman

Mechanic's Assistant: Can you guesstimate how old the engine is? And has it done anything like this in the past?

No 2006

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

How to get the cam shath which is suspect

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 10 months ago

Briggs engine? The engine has to be removed from mower, after removing the drive pulleys. The the crankshaft can be cleaned and sanded, so the sump will slip over it easily, then the sump bolts removed and the sump will come off, to give access t the camshaft. If you have the engine model number, we may be able to find the service manual for it.

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