Valve Removal

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Old 06-17-03, 04:54 PM
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3.5 briggs ( valve lapping)

Do you have to remove any of these motors just to lap the valves? I though you just remove the cover, depress the spring, remove the keeper to remove the valves. Was told different.

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Think it is time for me to do my own work again with the info I get from this forum.
 
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Old 06-17-03, 06:03 PM
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I have never seen a engine that you have to remove to lap the valves.
 
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Old 06-18-03, 12:25 AM
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Agreed....never had to remove one for that reason.
 
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Old 06-18-03, 02:32 AM
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I think it had something to do with the fact that he had someone wanting to trade a 5 hp rider for this self-propelled mower. He told me on the phone that he thought he heard a slight knock in the mower. I told him before I let him have it for work done on the two mowers he had of mine, I wanted to hear it run. When I picked it up, for some reason he had the carb off. Maybe he was preparing to do a valve job . Anyway, he then told me the motor ran good. Man! The games people will play for so little. Oh well, I said I'd try him out and I did.

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Old 09-20-03, 06:45 AM
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late update

A while back I got around to starting this mower. After putting the carb from another on it that running hot ( he was supposed to have fixed). The carb he sent back with it had parts missiing. I doubt it was the one that was on it. The self propelled ran good except for also running hot. Evidently, the carb was not cleaned out well enough. Need a shroud for it as the ones I have from other 3 hp's do not seem to work without a loud scrubbibg sound.

Just thought I would post this update to remind some to be careful who they let do work on their mowers ( anything else as far that goes).
 
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Old 09-20-03, 11:52 PM
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Man...some people just don't cut it. Is this guy running a business? Sounds like one of the shops in my neighborhood!
 
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