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This is an easier job than the jeep…..but the gasket will be more $.

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There should be no issue in reusing new rubber valve cover gaskets.
If the gasket is worn out, it will leak engine oil and the top of the engine will be likely be covered in oil. It can also expose your engine to dirt, debris and other pollutants with the ability to cause permanent damage. You`ll need to get an immediate replacement to prevent serious damage to your engine.
Replacing a valve cover gasket is fairly basic but the procedure varies by engine. The toughest part is usually getting to the valve cover itself. Step 1: The first step may be the last step. Before tearing everything apart, first try gently cinching down the valve cover bolts or use a torque wrench.
If you were recommended a valve cover gasket because it was leaking, just make sure that the fastener seals are also replaced. If not, they are guaranteed to go next. As far as any other components go, if they are attached to the valve cover in any way, you should likely consider replacing those seals as well.
Most rubber gaskets are used to seal a piece of machinery or aid in the sealing process. While most gaskets don`t require gasket sealant, it is still a common tool used to allow for a better placement when fitting onto the application.
Recommended Services. The engine valve cover gasket should last for about 8 to 12 years. If the gasket is leaking, then the PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) valve is plugged up causing the engine to build up too much crankcase pressure blowing out the gasket.
How to fix a valve cover gasket leak. If you find evidence of a leak, the best solution is to use BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak. Adding 8oz. of BlueDevil oil stop leak to your engine oil is guaranteed to permanently seal any oil leaks in your vehicle`s engine.
We are frequently asked about reusing gaskets. We do not recommend this practice. A gasket`s function is to conform to flange high and low spots when compressed, and its ability to reseal decreases after it is compressed.
Unfortunately, a valve cover gasket leak can be dangerous if it leads to spontaneous vehicle failure or overheating as you drive. While it doesn`t pose a serious risk of sudden harm otherwise, it can cause extensive internal damage to your engine and related systems, which can cost hundreds or thousands to repair.
You can re-use the Titan or Pro Copper style head gaskets several times, only if the head gaskets are cleaned carefully. If a buildup of sealant occurs, combustion pressure will not be contained as the Head/Gasket/Block will become separated by a layer of sealant which cannot withstand combustion pressure and heat.
Over a period of time the gasket becomes brittle and will crack due to exposure to dirt, debris, heat and other elements. When this occurs, the gasket can lose its integrity and leak, potentially causing cosmetic issues like leaking oil, or drivability problems and reduced engine performance.

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Can I replace my valve cover gasket on my 92 accord or should I leave that to a professionnal. I did it on my old jeep but this is a foreign job.
ANSWER : This is an easier job than the jeep…..but the gasket will be more $.

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Torque on rocker nuts
ANSWER : First of all, put down that torque wrench! It’s BS that the mfr puts in there to cover their ***.You’ll need a 14mm and 10mm open end and of course a set of feeler gauges.With the small nut loose set your gap ( .006 intake/ .008 exhaust +/- .001 on each). Once you got your gap, hold the large nut with the 14mm and tighten down the small one. Now check your gap again, it hard to keep from moving slightly and my take a few attempts. You want to make it snug but don’t gorilla torque it.

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Top mount backwash valve is leaking at port A. The O-rings are new and lubricated. How do I replace the backwash valve?
ANSWER : You probally just need to replace the top assembly and the spider gasket in the valve itself.

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Model #2166 – pto belt 954-3055A replaces 754-3055A …
this belt literally falls off when blades ren’t engaged. Any way to adjust tension? A $47 belt ought to fit!
Book says its 5/8 x 112.4 Lg …. Loppy n Sloppy!
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Chainsaw stalls Chainsaw is 4 years old and has a history of moderate use. After I ran the saw about 1 minute on plain gas (grabbed the wrong gas can – ouch) the chainsaw sputtered and stopped.

It didn't seize, and the pull starter never became more or less difficult than normal. The engine would continue to start if I pressed the prime bulb and engaging the choke, but stall again after 10-20 seconds. The temperature that day was about 50 degrees F and I was running the saw with the “cold plug” installed (per warm weather running).

When it refused to keep running I did the following:
Flushed the fuel tank (that's when I saw the gas had no oil in it).
Ran hardware wire through all of the fuel lines.
Replaced the fuel filter and spark plug.
Cleaned the air filter with a nylon brush and compressed air.

Same behavior (start then stall in less than 20 seconds). I made at least 20+ attempts to start it.

I removed the carburetor and, though it looked perfectly clean, I took off the top and bottom covers then sprayed everything with automotive carb cleaner and blew out the passages with compressed air. The gasket and diaphragm looked new. No pinholes in the diaphragm when held against a bright light. I reinstalled the carb but got the same behavior (start then stall in less than 20 seconds). I again made at least 20+ attempts to start it.

I disassembled the short block and saw that the piston has some slight scoring on it. The ring is clean and I verified that the piston ring has .001 clearance between it and the piston ring groove all the way around with the ring held tightly in place (I was thinking that the piston might have become deformed if it did indeed get too hot when run without any oil premix).

The cylinder wall has no scoring and there isn't any signs of melted aluminum anywhere. The crank is clean as was the inside of the crank cover.

I reinstalled the crank cover using permatex non-hardening gasket goop and torqued the cover bolts to 10 inch pounds. I reassembled everything else per the exploded diagrams in Echo's “parts manual” for the CS400.

During assembly I took note that both the carb gasket and intake boot look like new.

Still the same result: press prime bulb once, engage choke, pull a few times and it starts but stalls after 10-20 seconds.

I'm stumped.

ANSWER : Not sure what to say other than its fuel starvation, if not already done replace the fuel filter in the tank, if no better i would suspect a massive air leak, so replace the crank seals, if there is no primary compression in the crankcsae fuel will not pull through the engine, good luck.

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Broken pullcord the pull cord on my cub cadet push mowersnaped and broken and we put it back in and know it wont wind back in
ANSWER : Yeah I got the same problem. My pull cord broke in the first season. On my own once the plastic cover is removed, 4 phillips screws, the cord housing is secured by 3 10mm nuts. Remove them and lift out the housing. On my own unit the spring had also slipped out of the mount on the shaft securing the assembly (another 10mm socket nut will loosen that) and I had to resecure that first, then wind it up before making the knot.. I used a Briggs and Stratton cord from another (truly dead) mower and have had no problems since then.

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Valve clearances for jd la valve adjustment only John Deere Tractor Model L A doesn’t cut it with this web site so that is the reason for this approach
ANSWER : 0.08mm-0.13 mm- intake top
0.13mm-0.18mm- exhaust bottom

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My mower blades disengage when operating.
ANSWER : Not sure of your question, but if you mean, they start when you flip the switch and then disengage but the switch stays up.. you need to check two things. (1) The out put of your alternator, read the battery with a volt meter before you start it, then start up the engine and read the voltage again should be a higher reading with the engine running. 12.4 vdc with the engine off – 13.7 vdc with it running. (just an example). Next will be your seat switch.There is a switch under the seat if you are not sitting in the seat the blades should turn off. so the switch could be out of its socket, or broken.

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