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I have a 16 hp vanguard moter pistons don’t move but

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I have a 16 hp vanguard moter pistons don’t move but everything else does

Mechanic's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?

Fired up spit sputtered check things and that’s what I noticed

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

Always do never seen such a thing valves move shaft thru the bottom also moves

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

Not that I now off it’s always been a good moter til this

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 4 months ago
How old is your engine?
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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 4 months ago
The piston connecting rod that connects to your crankshaft, could be loose or broken.
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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 4 months ago
Have you checked the oil level on your crankcase dipstick?
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