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Smile followup

I guess what I'm seeing (related to the Intake Valve) is normal.
The following is quoted from Oct. 81 Service Manual:

"The intake lobe on the cam gear is ground with a small ramp which holds the...
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Yes - realize this. Just didn't want to 'chase my...

Yes - realize this. Just didn't want to 'chase my tail' taking compression readings when in fact it may not be the accurate test method on a Briggs.
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Ok. Can I tell by the model #? I'm taking a...

Ok. Can I tell by the model #?
I'm taking a compression reading (appx. 61) but then read the true way to test is 'spinning the flywheel in reverse and feeling for spongieness'...

Cheese- you...
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Posted By abbey

Compression Release Mechanism

Do all Briggs and Stratton engines have Compression Release Mechanism's?
How do they work?
Thanks!
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Question I hope to look into this further this weekend. ...

I hope to look into this further this weekend.
It did put the head back on and checked compression.
I'm surprised it ran at all (about 60).
Also did leak down test - Intake Valve is definately...
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Smile Yes Gardner321 it is an Horizontal engine with an...

Yes Gardner321 it is an Horizontal engine with an electric starter.
I'll let all know what I find hopefully in the next week or so.
Watch ... we'll get dumped on with the white stuff in the...
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Question It is strange... more so since it was running ok...

It is strange... more so since it was running ok ....even with the carb problem...

I did closely look at the Exhaust Valve operation today (assuming if there's a timing issue it should effect the...
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Posted By abbey

Thanks repair_guy, Did that initially and...

Thanks repair_guy,
Did that initially and several times thereafter.
Valve was clean (face,stem,base -no burrs). Moves freely in guide.
Tappet is clean also.
Could the Tappet be getting hung up?...
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Posted By abbey

gardener321, Thanks for your input. You are...

gardener321,
Thanks for your input.
You are correct. It is an 'L' series engine. I discovered this situation before I
did anything (i.e., removed the Intake Valve).
Of course first I checked...
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Question Briggs Compression Question

Have a B&S model 190403 8hp mounted on a snowblower.
Was having a leaky carburetor problem (2 piece flo jet) - have gathered info on that issue but noticed quite a bit of blow-by thru carb.when...
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