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A blown head gasket causes coolant to leak into the vehicle`s engine, lowering the coolant levels while also overheating the engine.
A head gasket failure may have been caused by an engine overheating one too many times (as a result of clogged radiator, coolant leak, faulty fan, etc.), but a blown head gasket will also cause the engine to overheat too.
It is not recommended that you drive with a leaking valve cover gasket, as this can lead to overheating and engine insufficiency, as well as extensive engine damage.
Your car`s engine operates in extreme conditions with intense heat. If this heat becomes more than normal, your engine can overheat causing a blown head gasket. The extra heat results in the cylinder head and engine block expanding too much which results in a failure in the head gasket.
Compression leak between cylinders: Rough idling, misfires, and a loss of power may indicate that the head gasket has failed between cylinders. This causes a loss of compression as compression leaks from one cylinder to the next and can cause exhaust gasses to flow back into the intake.
There is an easy way to find out if your engine`s head gasket has blown. Simply check under the oil filler cap. If the gasket is not damaged, the inside of the oil cap will be mostly dry. If you discover a milky brownish-yellow substance that is similar to the thickness of a milkshake, you probably have a gasket leak.
There are several potential causes behind smoke pouring out of your John Deere. Low coolant levels, low engine oil levels, too much oil, bad injectors, plugged air filters, and leaking head gaskets are some of the most common reasons for a smoking John Deere.
Head gasket failures are usually the result of engine overheating, so ensure coolant is topped up and the coolant system is in good working condition, with no leaks and an efficient radiator. A properly-installed head gasket will also prevent future damage.
Faulty Thermostat

Once the engine reaches operating temperature, the valve will open and coolant will begin to flow through the engine. A faulty thermostat might remain closed even when the engine is hot, which can quickly lead to overheating.

When idling, the engine relies on coolant water to cool it down. But a blown head gasket causes the coolant to flow into the engine block and get combusted. You`ll also notice that the coolant level drops and the engine overheats.
Hot exhaust gases can leak into the cooling system, or coolant can leak into the cylinders and be burned off as steam, either way, the end result is an overheating engine.
Most engines will blow a head gasket when the coolant temperature has reached 260 degrees or more.
At the top of the engine is the cylinder head where the valves open and close to let the air-fuel mixture in and out of the combustion chamber. The head gasket ensures the compression generated by the ignition of the air-fuel mixture remains inside the combustion chamber.
The short answer is yes. Head gasket sealers can temporarily fix a leaking head gasket, but they`re not a permanent solution. These products last a little while and can only do so much; eventually, the wear and tear will need to be dealt with for your car to run properly again.
A dead or dying water pump cannot circulate coolant through your vehicle`s engine and, as such, the engine will overheat. The hotter the engine gets the greater the chance of serious damage, including a cracked engine block and damage to the cylinders, pistons, and head gasket.
A cracked engine block can cause a range of problems. Ultimately, since the circulation system that cools the engine is comparatively fragile, a cracked engine block will lead to coolant leaking out of the area it is needed and leaving the engine to overheat.
If your car can run safely for longer than 15 minutes without overheating, there are chemical repair products designed to seal the leak without the need to disassemble your engine. In fact, even those with hardly any mechanical knowledge can install the fix themselves.
Replacing the gasket can take anything from six hours to a few days, depending on the severity of the failure. A blown head gasket is one of the biggest failures your car can suffer, and to fix it properly takes time. Again, check your Haynes Manual to get an idea of the time involved.
Milky, frothy oil on the dipstick could mean you have coolant leaking into your oil pan, but doesn`t necessarily mean a bad head gasket. This symptom is too often mis-diagnosed as a bad head gasket with unneeded repairs performed. There are many other things that can also cause this and it is rarely a headgasket.
You may even hear a knocking sound emanating from the engine, or the sound of a misfire, depending on how the head gasket blew. The sound of a misfire could be related to an overheating engine, coolant leak, or lowered compression as a result of rough idling.
Blue or white smoke coming from your engine usually indicates burning oil, which can be caused by: Overfilling the crankcase with oil. Incorrect oil grades. Operating engine at greater than a 15 degree angle.
Engine Overheating

A failed head gasket means the engine will have to work harder to create power. Furthermore, a blown head gasket can cause your vehicle to lose coolant, causing the engine cooling system to underperform, making the overheating situation even worse.

White smoke from your exhaust almost always indicates a blown head gasket, and just like there is coolant mixed with your engine oil, there will also be engine oil mixed with your coolant.
You can still have a blown head gasket but no evidence of coolant mixing with oil or the “milky” white oil. That`s because the head gasket can fail in a way that only allows the coolant to get into the combustion chamber, leak to the outside of the engine, and never mix with oil.

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Won’t crank over seems like to much compression ?
ANSWER : OHV? First try adjusting the valves too much clearance will the decompressor to not work. Now the decompressor can also fail but try the valve adjustment first.

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My 24hp Briggs and Stratton ohv engine has bent push rods on one side. The top valve can be pushed in but the bottom one will not push in. Is the valve stuck in the open position? If so how can it be fixed?
ANSWER : Unable to answer if valve opened or not but does sound like ur bottom valve is bent or piston made contact and bent it to fix need to remove head and replace valve also need to inspect piston face is not damaged from possible contact

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Need the valve setting for the intake and ext. on a briggs and stratton motor engine model # 130202-1035-07 serial # 75020607
ANSWER : .005″-.007″ intake

.009″-.011″ exhaust

Set clearance when engine is cold.

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Hard hitting on compression stroke when starting
ANSWER : If its the 21 or 20 hp OHV single briggs. Adjust vales to .004. The cam also has a decompression that breaks, Causing hard start. So if valves are adjusted and u still have problem. “Could” be cam, remove bottom cover and inspect cam. new cam about 75 to 100 bucks.

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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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I have a Brigg and Stratton 5hp. It gets hot and shuts off. I took off the head and one of the valves have a lot of carbon built up. Is that a head gasket problem or is it a bad valve???
ANSWER : Normally that would be a bad valve.While you have it a part,go a head and replace the gasket too.

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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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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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