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    Yesterday, 09:56 PM
    Yes. That's why I'm posting this. But it's very little. Was hoping for more info and maybe something else to look for.
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    Yesterday, 06:57 PM
    This Brigg 407577, I'm wonder how to diagnose a bad head gasket, without a leak down tester. All I have is a compression tester. It runs pretty...
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    Yesterday, 05:36 PM
    Sometimes they're just dead and want to stay dead. I suppose. I soaked it for two days. Cleaned everything out, again. The passage ways I...
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    10-14-2017, 07:52 PM
    The black plastic cup that starts at the air filter. It's part of the air filter housing. That leads down and curves into the carburetor. On some of...
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    10-14-2017, 11:00 AM
    IIRC, (and I may be thinking about a different carb) but that little hole on the black plastic that holds the air filter, down in there, there's a...
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    10-14-2017, 10:55 AM
    All those little holes got wired out good. And the main jet was still in. As far as the welsh plug goes, I didn't take it out. But have found...
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    10-13-2017, 05:51 PM
    Briggs V twin 407577-2083-E1. Was running rough, so I did a little tune up on it, plugs, oil change, new air filter. But, it ran just the same, so I...
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    10-13-2017, 05:39 PM
    hrdman2luv replied to a thread Automatic Trans in Craftsman Forum
    Found a missing mounting bolt. But putting another bolt in it didn't solve the problem. Seems like the shifter is in the wrong position. You can't...
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    10-02-2017, 03:06 PM
    hrdman2luv replied to a thread Automatic Trans in Craftsman Forum
    Well, loosening the bolts and trying t make adjustments didn't seem to work. The pulley on top is spinning with the engine. But it's stuck in...
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    09-29-2017, 01:34 PM
    917.272761 (one of those older green ones) Auto trans wants to stay in reverse. Even if it's in forward, it'll slam itself into reverse on it's on. ...
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    09-23-2017, 09:58 AM
    hrdman2luv replied to a thread 420 CC question in MTD Forum
    I did shine a flashlight under the valves, best angle I could get, and didn't see any. May have just been the angle. But the bubble test showed some...
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    09-22-2017, 09:46 PM
    hrdman2luv replied to a thread 420 CC question in MTD Forum
    Well, yeah, I know how it gets under an open valve. But it can't get through a closed one. Which is what happens when the head comes off. They close....
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    09-22-2017, 09:06 PM
    hrdman2luv replied to a thread 420 CC question in MTD Forum
    I took the head back off, pushed the valves open by hand (no spring compressor for this type). And blew it out. Let some seafoam soak on the inside...
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    09-22-2017, 01:03 PM
    hrdman2luv replied to a thread 420 CC question in MTD Forum
    A spoon. Normally a wire wheel. But I need a new one. Can't see how carbon could get under a closed valve though.
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    09-22-2017, 11:14 AM
    hrdman2luv replied to a thread 420 CC question in MTD Forum
    Ah yes. That is an extreme possibility. I was cleaning the top of the valves. There was a lot of carbon build up. This gives me an idea. I can take...
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    09-22-2017, 10:21 AM
    hrdman2luv replied to a thread 420 CC question in MTD Forum
    Yes, translation error. .005 and .008. Could be I got the int. and exh mixed up. But I don't think so. Even if, I'd still get more compression than...
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    09-22-2017, 08:27 AM
    hrdman2luv replied to a thread 420 CC question in MTD Forum
    Thousandths. I think the MM was 10 & 15. Being that there's a 3 thousandths tolerance on these, makes me think it's not real critical. But where I...
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    09-21-2017, 09:03 PM
    hrdman2luv replied to a thread 420 CC question in MTD Forum
    No sir, I didn't. There was a lot of carbon build up. I scraped almost all of it out the a spoon (for the rounded edges). Then wiped what I could...
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    09-21-2017, 08:59 PM
    hrdman2luv replied to a thread 420 CC question in MTD Forum
    Int.05 & Exh .08. The exh was a little tight. But the feeler would still slide.
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    09-21-2017, 07:28 PM
    hrdman2luv replied to a thread 420 CC question in MTD Forum
    When I was adjusting the valves, they were opening and closing as they should.
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    09-21-2017, 06:05 PM
    hrdman2luv replied to a thread 420 CC question in MTD Forum
    Update: installed a new head gasket. and now, no compression. Torgue to 44 ft.lbs. Everything was clean. No problems at all. Adjusting the valves was...
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    09-21-2017, 02:44 PM
    hrdman2luv replied to a thread 420 CC question in MTD Forum
    Powermore engine is what I found.
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    09-21-2017, 08:44 AM
    hrdman2luv replied to a thread 420 CC question in MTD Forum
    It's definitely not a Briggs.
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    09-21-2017, 08:31 AM
    hrdman2luv replied to a thread 420 CC question in MTD Forum
    There is none. I pulled the dipstick just after mowing for like like 30 minutes, and seen no smoke, fumes or any sort.
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    09-20-2017, 11:44 PM
    Thanks for the top wobble advise. BTW, where are you getting an MTD 951-12273 (head gasket) for $5? Cheapest I've found has been over $25.
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    09-20-2017, 11:22 PM
    hrdman2luv replied to a thread 420 CC question in MTD Forum
    It's an MTD 4P90HUB
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    09-20-2017, 11:20 PM
    It was about 1/4" over full when I first started diagnosing it. I pulled out enough to put the level just under the full mark. After adjusting the...
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    09-20-2017, 09:57 PM
    That's what I'm thinking too. But the guy told me he forgot to put the dipstick back in it, and ran it low. It was full when he started, 30 minutes...
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    09-20-2017, 09:22 PM
    I have an MTD manufactured craftsman engine (on a craftsman rider. 420 CC) I'm getting a lot of oil in the carburetor. Ever so often, puffs of white...
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    09-20-2017, 08:34 PM
    hrdman2luv replied to a thread 420 CC question in MTD Forum
    Lots of oil in the carb after mowing with it. A couple of times, in some taller grass, it would've died if I hadn't released the mower deck.
    40 replies | 1093 view(s)
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