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Taking motor a part how do i remove the pistons ?
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You need to remove the engine from the tractor. un bolt and lift the cylinder head off, remove the ring off bolts on the crankcase closure plate and remove, undo the big end bolts and push the con rod and piston out through the top of the cylinder

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Always use piston ring pliers for mounting and dismantling piston rings. Other tools, such as wire loops or screwdrivers, damage the piston ring and the piston. Never pull on the rings by hand (exception: steel cup segment type double bevelled oil control rings).
Replacing piston rings requires removing the pistons. To this effect, the cylinder head must be removed from the engine block, followed by the sump. After unscrewing the connecting rod ends, the pistons and the connecting rods can be removed from the top through the cylinder openings.
While automotive engine oil, such as 10W-30 or 10W-40, can be used in a lawn mower engine, it is generally recommended that SAE 30 motor oil be used.

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How do I remove and clean air filter? – Briggs & Stratton Lawn-Boy 10640 20-Inch 6.5 HP Gas Powered Lawn Mower
ANSWER : There should be a square of plastic on the side of the engine which is opposite of the muffler. It has a small hex head with a slot cut in it. Remove this plastic cover and the air cleaner should be inside of it.

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Oil quanity I have 20 hp craftsman briggs and stratton twin how much oil when you change out oil
ANSWER : Usually 1 qt

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Wshat is the valve clearence for a 24 hp briggs and stratton engine model 446677 type 0470E1 code 050405yh
ANSWER : About a mm or .004″.

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17 HP Briggs & Str lawn mower engine that is smoking a lot –
ANSWER : Compression test it can either rent or buy one should be over 90psi!!!

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42′ Poulan 20 hp-I was mowing & there was a loud pop,mower ideled down & quit. It will turn over but won’t start.
ANSWER : Check compression, should be over 90psi to start. And check spark. The loud pop I am going to assume came from the exhaust, which if you lost spark would cause excess gas to ignite. Causes of no spark, bad coil, or defective and or damaged safty swith.

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The oil will not drain out of my craftsman 18 HP Briggs & Straton riding lawn mower. I unplug the drain cap. I took the dipstick out, but the oil will not drain out. The dipstick indicates the oil is full. It’s acting as if the oil is clogged. It’s been sitting since last summer. How can I get the oil out?
ANSWER : Did you push in and turn the little pipe you took the cap off of to open it???

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Briggs and stratton 5 hp engine won't start – Parks Optical Briggs And Stratton Engine Intek 10.5hp Lawn Mower
ANSWER : An engine not starting can have many causes but it is usually due to lack of fuel being sucked into the engine or no spark.Remove spark plug. It should be damp, if it is wet, the engine has been flooded and should be left for a few minutes for the fuel to evaporate. Replace lead on the plug and hold the threaded part against the engine somehow. Make sure you don’t hold the lead in your hand!Pull start the engine and ensure there is a spark.

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I have a 12.5 Briggs & Stratton and I can not get the timing marks on the crankshaft and cam gear to line up when the piston is at top dead center.
ANSWER : Timing on briggs is piston past tdc by 6mm….also see if you are 360deg out?

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