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B&g intek 20 hp...

B&g intek 20 hp engine experiencing bent rods. replaced and bent again. research is there is a design flaw. True? If so, is there a fix at all? has 450 hours.

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

It's a good 10 years old. Always kept in shed. Never in the past.

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

No chance. I work for company that is located at a golf course and the mechanic there did the work. Doesn't seem to be a fix at the moment other than a new engine.

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

Not that I've been told by the mechanic. I am certainly not knowledgeable in this area.

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Small Engine
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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 10 months ago
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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 10 months ago

Is only one, or is both push rods bending?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 10 months ago

I am back with you. Is this a single cylinder or a twin cylinder engine?

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 10 months ago

Bent push rods are usually caused by either your valve guides slipping in your cylinder head, or by sticking valves. If you replace your cylinder head, this should resolve our problem. We can continue from here.

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