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My Tecumseh 6.5 hp LV195XA has excessive valve clearance, how do I know if it’s the valve or tappets that need replaced and is it even worth it? I’m do this job for someone. I think with the condition of the oil, I’ll find more internal damage It’s a self-propelled lot of work to take apart.
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Ask your how old is it how long will it last best replace the moter aslong as the rest of the machine is in good shape i would do the cheaper than buying a selfpropelled and you no what you got make sure to go trough the machine put down parts it needs add them to the new motor half rebuild it

How to Identify and Fix Common Gardening Problems ?

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There are two types of engine valves: intake valve and exhaust valve. Naturally, the intake valve function is to let air in and the exhaust valve function is to let the exhaust gases out from the combustion process after ignition occurs.
There are two types of valves, directional control valves and pressure relief valves. Directional control valves manage the flow path of the fluid in the system. Pressure relief valves protect the system plumbing and components against pressure overloads.
Engine valves are mechanically opened and closed, to admit air or expel exhaust gasses, into the engine cylinder(s); the valves are located in the head casting of the engine. The area where the valve seals against the head is called the valve seat.
Valve Clearance Tips

Recommended valve-to-piston clearance is generally 0.080-inch minimum on the intake side and 0.100-inch minimum for the exhaust valve. The exhaust needs a little more clearance because it expands more with heat.

When do I need to have a valve adjustment? You should have your valve lash inspected at manufacturers recommended intervals. A sure sign that it`s time for a valve lash adjustment is if your engine is making a loud clicking or tapping noise when starting up or if you experience a loss in engine power.
4 valves per cylinder allows for more airflow than 2 valves per cylinder, as there is larger open area when the valves are open. Having a configuration with DOHC and four valves per cylinder means better airflow, especially at high engine speeds, resulting in better top end power.

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How do you adjust the valves on 13.5 hp tecumseh mower engine
ANSWER : Type in( video how adjust valves 13.5hp tecumseh) in Goggle.

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Engine kills sometimes
ANSWER : Fire coming from exhaust is caused by a bad exhaust valve. Could be worn out, or lifter, or cam. Usually the valve is not seating properly for some reason

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Engine quits running at full throttle and hot
ANSWER : Sounds like coil but check oil

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Flames blowing out of exhaust under load. – Tecumseh 5hp Engine Snow King Mtd Blowers Lh195sp67517
ANSWER : It is either running too rich or it has a bad valve.try adjusting the high speed jet that is under the bowl.

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Formula 15.5hp overhead valve pressure lubrication Tecumseh 490cc
ANSWER : I do not understand the problem, please enter some details.

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I have mtd large wheel push mower tecumseh model 501039c engine has no spark to plug, coil checks good. i have disconnected the ground wire from the coil that leads to? and grounded the coil to another part of the mower and will get spark to the plug that way. I have not tried running the mower with the coil grounded where I have it. What can be the problem?
ANSWER : I would say if you can get a spark by moving the ground, try running the mower. If it works you should be OK.

Gary

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What should the psi be on a compression test for a 5 HP Tecumseh engine??
ANSWER : Anything lower than 90 psi should be a concern. 110 or so should be good

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My 5hp Tecumseh is leaking a lot of oil out of the breather tube when the motor is under load
ANSWER : How old is the unit? It sounds to me like the engine is worn out

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