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Cost of installling new cam in B&S 18.5 HP Intek on Craftsman Rider


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05-26-10, 12:32 PM   #1  
Cost of installling new cam in B&S 18.5 HP Intek on Craftsman Rider

What should the charges be to replace a cam in a B&S Intek 18.5 HP powering a Craftsman rider ?? The starter wont turn the engine over. I am hoping it is just a valve adjustment however lately I have been reading on this forum where the lobe on the cam has been found to be worn on this engine.

 
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05-26-10, 02:49 PM   #2  
Adjust the valves before you do anything. The decompresser on the cam opens the exhaust valve when it cranks it is real sensitive to proper valve adjustment.
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05-26-10, 08:03 PM   #3  
Posted By: Backachers Adjust the valves before you do anything. The decompresser on the cam opens the exhaust valve when it cranks it is real sensitive to proper valve adjustment.
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I think it's the intake valve on those engines that has the release.

 
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05-27-10, 12:20 AM   #4  
I agree, if it hasn't had the valves adjusted yearly, then that's most likely the problem. A worn cam will exhibit other problems. Usually a cam swap on that engine runs around $250 at my shop.


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05-27-10, 05:59 AM   #5  
a cam will run about 79.00 and the tappits about 5.00 each q and you need 2 of them and the gasket set adout 28.00

 
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