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Normal compression should be around 120 psi each side

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The compression ratio of any Briggs and Stratton L head engine should be 6:1.
Unfortunately, engines don`t come with their proper compression stamped on the outside. But a good rule of thumb says that each cylinder in a mechanically sound engine should have compression of 130 psi or higher.
Four-Stroke Cycle SI Engine

In the SI engine, fuel is mixed with air, broken up into a mist, and partially vaporized. The compression ratio varies from 4:1 to 8:1, and the air–fuel mixture ratio varies from 10:1 to 20:1. The four strokes of a petrol engine sucking fuel–air mixture are shown in Fig. 2.2.

In air conditioning applications, compression ratios of 2.3:1 to 3.5:1 are common, with ratios below 3:1 and above 2:1 as the standard for modern high-efficiency air conditioning equipment. In a 404a medium-temp refrigeration (cooler) application, 3.0:1 – 5.5:1 is a common ratio range.
Every compressor manufacturer has a unique method for adjusting the VE equation and “− RC” is just one simple method. Compression ratio (RC) typically varies from 1.3 to 3.5 so the − RC term reduces VE (capacity) by 1.3%–3.5%. There can be a concern with VE being too low.
As a rule, most engines should have 140 to 160 lbs. of cranking compression with no more than 10% difference between any of the cylinders. Low compression in one cylinder usually indicates a bad exhaust valve. Low compression in two adjacent cylinders typically means you have a bad head gasket.
Compression loss is a result of a leak in one or more of the cylinders caused by normal engine wear and tear. If you experience compression loss in one cylinder of the engine, it can cause misfiring and poor vehicle performance. A decrease in power output is a sign of worn-out internal parts.
60 psi is enough compression for a 5hp Briggs to run.

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

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Wshat is the valve clearence for a 24 hp briggs and stratton engine model 446677 type 0470E1 code 050405yh

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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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Will any other engine fit a craftsmen 26 hp lawn tractor other than the kohler
ANSWER : Yes there are 2 other options.
Briggs and Stratton, and Onan.
Here is the information. You will need to have your output shaft size.

http://www.smallenginewarehouse.com/

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Is the battery 12 volt? – Craftsman 20 Hp 42" Deck Lawn Tractor
ANSWER : Yes. When you go get a new one try and spend alittle more and get the highest ctanking amp battery you can. Most auto part, walmart, lowes, homedepot or small engine repair stores will carry what you need.

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Can i replace a 17.5 hp mower engine with a 18 hp engine?
ANSWER : You will need to shop carefully. That is not too much of a power jump to worry about ruining axles, gears and the like. BUT, do be mindful that you have to shop an engine to match two very important criteria:Bolt patterns and spacing: This is how the engine will attach to the mower’s deck/chasis.Output shaft length, diameter, taper and if it’s keyed or non-keyed.If looking to just replace a tired old iron horse, similar make and model to the original with slight power upgrade cannot be helped – but the bolts and shafts will be pretty much spot on.

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What is the rpm of a honda 8 hp engine
ANSWER : Full throttle it is 4500-5500 RPM

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