stx38 death?


Old 06-14-09, 01:07 PM
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stx38 death?

Got a STX38 black deck 12.5 Kohler John Deere..went to start it the other day,it it will not start period!!..changed plug help..then fuel help..Tried to poor a little gas in the carb to help it fire,and I noticed as I was pouring it in the carb,it was coming out the bottom front of the engine..Have I blown a gasket? this fatal?...and I'm getting spark at the plug..but after trying to start a few times,the plug barely has a smell of fuel..and done the ole thumb compression test..and seemed like it had good
compression...Any thoughts?
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Old 06-14-09, 01:56 PM
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If fuel poured out as you poured it in, I'd take a closer look at the head gasket. It's not fatal but only needs replacement, And just for giggles I'd check the flywheel key as well. A sheared key could have caused the back-fire which caused the gasket to blow.

Good Luck

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