Another Valve lash question

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Old 04-22-08, 09:21 AM
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Another Valve lash question

A friend of mine told me how to adjust valve lash in my B&S 14hp OHV model # 287707 Type 0227 01. I did it and now I has no power and will barely start. After searching the forum, I realize I was obviously told wrong. Can anyone tell me the proper procedure and clearance settings for this model? My grass is getting out of control. Thanks Ron
 
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Old 04-22-08, 09:48 PM
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Put the engine just past top dead center (use a pencil or something soft in the spark plug hole to feel when the piston gets to TDC, and then go a little past that, rotating clockwise). Then using a feeler guage, set both valves at .005". It might take a few tries, since it sometimes changes the lash adjustment when you lock the nut in place.
 
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