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Try a couple teaspoons of gas directly into the...

Try a couple teaspoons of gas directly into the cylinder through the spark plug hole. If the engine fires and runs for a few seconds, then dies, you would have a fuel supply problem and likely need...
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Sounds like you may have to replace the valve,...

Sounds like you may have to replace the valve, but if the fuel line is rubber, it may have just cracked a bit. You could trim the line back a half inch or so if you have the slack and put it back on.
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Why do you have to remove the engine pulley just...

Why do you have to remove the engine pulley just to change a belt?

Usually, it is only necessary to remove 2 or 3 belt guides/keepers and/or a plate underneath the engine.

If you do indeed have...
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Whitish grey streaks, etc. in the oil indicates...

Whitish grey streaks, etc. in the oil indicates water got into the crankcase. You would need to change it immediately.
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Step 2 if needed, might be to look at the valves...

Step 2 if needed, might be to look at the valves to be sure they are moving freely and seating properly.
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Grey/blue smoke suggests it's burning oil. If the...

Grey/blue smoke suggests it's burning oil. If the engine has been tipped, oilk may have worked up into the cylinder, valves, etc. I would suggest you let it run for a few minutes and see if the smoke...
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1. That's why I never soak small engine carbs. ...

1. That's why I never soak small engine carbs.

2. The engine model no. should be stamped into the flywheel/engine cover and then you can go directly to the Tec website or your local small engine...
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I would think you have excessive oil in the...

I would think you have excessive oil in the cylinder which raises the compression beyond normal conditions. You could try a teaspoon of gas into the cylinder through the spark plug hole and see if...
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You should be able to get a tube at most...

You should be able to get a tube at most lawnmower dealers or farm supply outlets. You can get the size off the side of the tire, sometimes you have to look at the inside wall. Otherwise, most tubes...
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Replacing pull starter springs can be difficult....

Replacing pull starter springs can be difficult. For myself, I wind the spring tight enough to slide into the housing and clamp it with a pair of needle nose vice grips. I hook the spring in and...
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Absolutely right, of course. My apologies for the...

Absolutely right, of course. My apologies for the misinformation.

As to the problem, it would seem your intake valve is not seating as it should.
You could remove the valve cover and rotate the...
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You mentioned lining up the "circles". Timing...

You mentioned lining up the "circles". Timing marks are usually short, straight score lines; one centered on a tooth and the other centered on the valley between teeth on the opposite gear.
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It probably all goes back to the carb. Some of...

It probably all goes back to the carb. Some of the real oldies have very minute pinhole ports in various locations within the casting which must be absolutely clear.

If it will continue to run...
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You may have the cam gear out of step with the...

You may have the cam gear out of step with the crank. The crank turns twice for every turn of the cam so you may have to turn the crank a full 360 and line up the marks again.
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You may wish to make sure your ignition switch is...

You may wish to make sure your ignition switch is makinbg proper ground. Older machines that have sat around a lot can build up rust between the switch and chassis until the switch no longer makes...
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I would expect your engine is still good. The...

I would expect your engine is still good. The high compression is likely due to oil getting up into the cylinder. If the machine has been tipped, etc. oil can easily get to places it isn't supposed...
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I would start with a points and condenser kit....

I would start with a points and condenser kit. The ignition coils seldom go. If you have disturbed the coil at all, make sure the flywheel to coil gap is .010 or so.

On very rare occasions coil...
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Always good to hear a success story. Thanks for...

Always good to hear a success story. Thanks for posting back.
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You can go to the Tecumseh web site with your...

You can go to the Tecumseh web site with your engine model number and check it out.

I doubt if Sears would have anything for you and what they do have costs an arm and a leg.
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A pair of channel locks work just fine to install...

A pair of channel locks work just fine to install E-clips.
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There is a gasket between the crankcase and the...

There is a gasket between the crankcase and the motor base. If you look carefully about an inch above the base, you can see where the division is. It is remotely possible this gasket has sprung a...
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It could also be your starter relay. You might...

It could also be your starter relay. You might find it underneath the seat and not too far from the battery. If the relay is intermittent or bad, it can create all kinds of havoc including not...
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Your best bet would probably be to access the...

Your best bet would probably be to access the Honda web site and ask them directly. The engine you bought was probably designed for another use, i.e. pressure washer, etc. Another issue with...
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I would go to the local hardware store and get a...

I would go to the local hardware store and get a snap ring you can work with, using the tools you have. I've never seen a snap ring with no holes; maybe it's just a dud.
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Personally, I never use additives and don't...

Personally, I never use additives and don't believe in them. I just make sure all fuel tanks are drained and the engine is run until it stalls out before putting any machine away for any length of...
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