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Not on a murray/noma... one drive belt.. Do...

Not on a murray/noma... one drive belt..
Do make sure its not worn... that is it seats in the pulleys groove well.
Grease could be clumped to the sides or low maybe.
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It works...... good in a pinch but I wouldn't...

It works...... good in a pinch but I wouldn't leave it in there..... if you have steel rims.
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The pink is about the same thing as dex...

The pink is about the same thing as dex cool......
some flush the system out and run regular green..... or flush and run G-05 type coolant......
actually I'd recommend G-05...... over dexcool.........
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When dexcool first came out...... it couldn't...

When dexcool first came out...... it couldn't stand air in the system (still can't, its why they switched em to pressurized overflows) which makes it turn brown..
Can't stand being mixed with...
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At the most that rubber elbow is gonna cost 5...

At the most that rubber elbow is gonna cost 5 bucks (at the most).
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Standard 1.5 turns out from all the way in as a...

Standard 1.5 turns out from all the way in as a baseline....., this engine must be a few years old.... older engines had the high speed adjustment needle (the one up in the float bowl nut)
Fine tune...
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also...... the carb literally sucks on the...

also...... the carb literally sucks on the breather tube when the engine is running...... if the breather tube was missing, or cracked...... it'd be sucking in dirt... which is bad.
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Bad float full of gas.... or float is stuck in...

Bad float full of gas.... or float is stuck in the down position.... or inlet needle and or seat is in need of replacement...
Usually if it set for years.... the carb is gummed up every which way it...
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yes.... check the wiring, change the oil, plug...

yes.... check the wiring, change the oil, plug and air filter...
The riding mower... new battery
Go ahead and replace the fuel lines and if gas was left in em.... gonna have to rebuild those...
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I never will use 30 weight below 40 degrees.........

I never will use 30 weight below 40 degrees......
The one time I did with a old engine.... it was just above freezing..., was a drain on the starter to start it...., not to mention for some reason...
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You won't really see the engine move much when...

You won't really see the engine move much when running, or be able to move the engine much by hand back and fourth when not...
They must be very tight... or it will cause a knock noise at idle and...
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Have you changed the oil? Smell the oil........

Have you changed the oil?
Smell the oil..... does it smell like gas? seem watery?
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are the mounting bolts (what holds the engine...

are the mounting bolts (what holds the engine onto the frame) tight? and I mean very tight....
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ahhh yes.... guess its two things that the...

ahhh yes.... guess its two things that the engines I have done it to, that were different... they didn't have the starter clutch.... (the ratchet starter type deal) nor the side rewind starter.......
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Then its weird that I've always gotten them to...

Then its weird that I've always gotten them to start without blades.....
Just last week, I started my 6hp quantum pushmower without a blade(which I know has a aluminum flywheel) that had been...
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Blow torch would work fine.... its just to melt...

Blow torch would work fine.... its just to melt the wax down the shaft.... and expand the adapter....
If you were careful (and I DO NOT) recommend it..... cut the adapter off..... but if your not...
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Heat the adapter up, melt a little candle wax on...

Heat the adapter up, melt a little candle wax on it around the crank, let it soak in, and try hitting it to knock it off.....

Don't get it too hot!!, or you will burn the crank seal.
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ditto on the muffler...... After even switching...

ditto on the muffler......
After even switching one engine from a can muffler (bolt on) to a screw in muffler...., at night I never saw flames till I put in the screw in type.
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If you had the room, you could throw a twin...

If you had the room, you could throw a twin apposed on there like I did with my 12hp single briggs powered rider..., course the hood didn't agree, I had to make it agree.
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First try a little gas (air filter off) down the...

First try a little gas (air filter off) down the carb and turn it over... (given it turns over via the key)

If it starts..... fuel problem..., first try it without the gas cap, then check and make...
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head gasket..... and or gas in the oil

head gasket..... and or gas in the oil
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I'd also agree..... carb problem, and or no fuel...

I'd also agree..... carb problem, and or no fuel getting to the carb..., easiest thing to check is if gas is getting to the carb.
Take the fuel line off at the carb (while pinching it) and let it go...
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Whats the model,type and code off the engine...

Whats the model,type and code off the engine shroud? If its only 15 years old..... briggs got rid of points after 83 so it shouldn't have any.
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Yes mines a model 668a...., as for pics... why...

Yes mines a model 668a...., as for pics... why not use photobucket?
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hmmm. that transaxle looks just like mine (well...

hmmm. that transaxle looks just like mine (well last time I looked at it was just after x-mas) And yes it was a peerless.. took gear oil instead of grease..., might a week or so pull it out of the...
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