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Could be worn cam brgs, worn main brgs or both....

Could be worn cam brgs, worn main brgs or both. It would be wise to park it until the problem is found and fixed. Sounds hard to believe at 80K mi unless it's had a rough life.
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And if you install the valve, lightly tighten a...

And if you install the valve, lightly tighten a pipe plug in the valve.
Mike
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Are you sure the thermostat is installed...

Are you sure the thermostat is installed correctly? If installed backward it wont open.
Mike
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Have you tried shutting off the propane supply...

Have you tried shutting off the propane supply and pour some gas in the spark plug hole to see if maybe it's getting too much propane?
Mike
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Get a timer and a two prong adapter and set the...

Get a timer and a two prong adapter and set the timer so it turns on the heater 3 hrs before you start it. Set timer so it shuts off sometime after you leave for work.
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I'd try building it up oversize w/ JB Weld, then...

I'd try building it up oversize w/ JB Weld, then file and emery back to size to fit the brg. It will easier to remove the shaft to do this.
Mike
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Assuming the belt has proper tension, he needs to...

Assuming the belt has proper tension, he needs to find if the impeller has a shear pin/bolt and see if it's sheared. Also make certain engine is running at rated RPM.
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Buy,rent, borrow an electric impact wrench. ...

Buy,rent, borrow an electric impact wrench.
Mike
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For eqpt. that's going to sit all summer or all...

For eqpt. that's going to sit all summer or all winter I always siphon/ drain all the gas out of the tank,start it and let it run 'til it dies. Been doing it for yrs and no carb problems.
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Have you checked to see if you're getting 12v to...

Have you checked to see if you're getting 12v to the small wire on the starter solenoid while the key is turned to the crank position? Have you checked to see if the clutch safety switch is working...
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You shouldn't lose very much, maybe a pint or 1...

You shouldn't lose very much, maybe a pint or 1 1/2 pints. The low hanging filters won't siphon oil from the pan because the oil has to go thru the pump first.
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I don't know how it is in Canada, but down here...

I don't know how it is in Canada, but down here w/ our plethora of lawyers, if you build something to tow down the road and a weld you made fails, causes an accident and kills or maims someone, you...
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I just put a new axle equipped w/ ultra lube...

I just put a new axle equipped w/ ultra lube spindles on my small boat tlr and they sent the wrong seals which would not contact the seal race on the spindle. Luckily I spotted this before pumping...
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And if you have to tilt it, make sure the spark...

And if you have to tilt it, make sure the spark plug is pointing up. And make sure the gas tank is empty.
Mike
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Sometimes it's easier to pull the trans w/ the...

Sometimes it's easier to pull the trans w/ the engine, especially when reattaching trans to engine. Try putting two bolts back in the sides, remove the rear crossmember, lower trans and remove two...
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Posted By mla2ofus

For a generator I'd suggest installing an inline...

For a generator I'd suggest installing an inline fuel shutoff valve and closing it when not in use.
Mike
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Posted By mla2ofus

I agree w/ Cheese. If you look closely at the...

I agree w/ Cheese. If you look closely at the chain cutters I think you'll find the right side(looking from the engine) cutters are dull/ damaged.
Mike
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Posted By mla2ofus

Feed it some Marvel oil thru the carb throat...

Feed it some Marvel oil thru the carb throat while running at fast idle. That will usually cure a sticking valve.
Mike
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IIRC it was called the "$64,000 question". ...

IIRC it was called the "$64,000 question".
Mike
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It shouldn't increase speed, just hold the same...

It shouldn't increase speed, just hold the same speed. Unless you are putting more load than it was designed for. You need a tach of some kind to see what the RPM is actually doing. I don't know what...
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Find the wire on the engine that grounds the...

Find the wire on the engine that grounds the ignition and disconnect it. This should tell you if it's in a saftey switch or is related to the engine itself.
Mike
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Check the oil to see if it's overfull. If so...

Check the oil to see if it's overfull. If so check to see if oil is thin and smells strongly of gas. If so, change oil and find out if carb is leaking gas into the combustion chamber and leaking it...
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As Cheese said, check fuel delivery from tank to...

As Cheese said, check fuel delivery from tank to carb by removing the fuel line from the carb and letting it drain into an open container if it stops or slows way down you have a blockage in the tank...
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Posted By mla2ofus

Those usually have a centrifugal clutch and it...

Those usually have a centrifugal clutch and it sounds like the friction material on it is getting worn down too far or it's had oil leaked on it.
HTH,
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Posted By mla2ofus

I think you need to disconnect the pump from the...

I think you need to disconnect the pump from the crankshaft to find if the problem is the engine or the pump.
Mike
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