jludtxs: I have a 16hp twin2 briggs and stratton. the starter is good. the motor
spins well. It sounds like the end when at first yours didn't start. You
gave it gas it look like but It turns over smooth but not catching. The
carb is rebuilt new solenoid. can there be any other electrical problems or
if it turns and not catching is it most likely the valve? . It was hard to
turn over before I took off the starter and replaced the gear and before I
put the starter back on, I manually turned the top of the engine till it
moved smooth. Once the starter went back on it spins great but still no
wcjcnc: The last few OHV engines I've done still wouldn't crank when I adjusted the
valves to the proper specs. If I adjust them down to just right at zero
lash they crank and run great. If I adjust them to just .004/.006 they
still have too much compression and won't crank. Why is that?
Lucky Doggie: Great video! Your presentation style and content answers a lot of questions
for someone like me, just now trying to figure out the OHV thing. Anyway, I
have a 6.5 Briggs mower that I just picked up, and that I want to rehab. It
does not run, but it does turn, even if slowly. I am okay with pulling it
apart, lubing it, and putting it back together, I think that I need to do
that. First though, the amount of pressure that it takes to pull the cord,
or manually turn the blade, is more than is normal for other 6.5s that I
have used. I have removed the spark plug, as you suggest, and that did not
change the condition. Is there any other area of the engine, that I can
focus on, that may loosen up the motor a bit? Thanks, and thanks for your
Aaron Sandland: Hey, one of my pins behind the rockers is bent and has come out. Are these
Balsey Dean De Witt, Jr.: He guesses on "Top Dead Center" or TDC. You should try to be as exact as
you can here, this is timing. Take Spark Plug out and stick a pencil in
the piston chamber. Then spin the flywheel until you get the piston TDC,
making sure it is the stroke that just opened up the intake valve and shut
it, then you have TDC! Great instructional video though!
Harry Pappas: what the valve lash on a 140 cc series e b&s engine
Daniel O: Dig this video, man. It's exactly what my riding mower is doing (12.5HP
IC). Going to try your method. Thanks for posting and explaining what
you're doing. Very helpful.
Nathan Weller: You are the man! I've been having the same issues and you hit the nail on
the head. Thank you!!!
Jimmy Favereau: thanks! really appreciate it :D
Charles Grant: Ooooookay.....The Best way to get the right gap is to turn the adjustment
screw with your fingers with the gauge in place until you feel it
touch....lock it down ....... it's set!
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vinnie vinnie: Thanks dude thought it was like that but now I know
Leon Rowell: I was so ready just to buy another mower and you just answered the
questions that I had. Thanks for the great Video
jludtxs: Thanks, it was the coil. I'm still starting with the solenois. I tested the
ignition key switch and thats ok so it has to be the brake safety
robert lyle Dressler: 10 minutes of my life wasted--- I just needed the guage setting--- skip to
7 minutes to avoid life waste
Brett Helmkamp: Great video. Tomorrow I am replacing push rods on a briggs and wanted to
double check procedure for adjusting valves. Valve lash moved and threw
the rod and bent the crap out of it.
Sean Twiggs: I have adjusted my valves to the suggested manufacturer settings and still
hard starts. Changed oil take sure and cleaned the carb. Any ideas
Bob Ward: Good video. I just adjusted mine that had the same problem basically. It
is like it is brand new again, starts right up. Thanks
incrdblebailey23: I cannot seem to find the specs for my particular motor. 2010 briggs 20hp
ohv. Local shop said .005 not working. Am I looking at a bigger issue?
T M: I had this same problem last year. 17.5hp. I did what you did in the video
and it worked. No problems all winter snow plowing and cut my lawn about
five times this year. Now this year same problem. I adjusted the valves
the same way. Still barely turns over. Batt. is fine, valves adjusted to
.003, have spark, gas, etc. :-(
mowerman32000: sounded like you have a valve problem fuel spray out of carb when you shut
it done is a sign of valve isues and may have a blown head gasket on the
Robert Perrigo: I have been working on small engines for 40 years and the way to set the
valves and it has never failed me, is if one valve is open all the way,
then set the other valve, then rotate the engine to open the valve you just
set until it is fully open and set the other valve clearance. Try it one
time and you will do them all like this, It save a lot of time and guess
mowerman32000: Briggs ohv engines have a decompression valve on the intake side this
allows it to drop a small precent of the compression by opening the intake
valve sooner on the compression stroke so the starter can spin the flywheel
up to speed.
mowerman32000: I noticed the oil is black, not good briggs uses a pressed powder matel to
make the cam gear and lobes on the cam, and dirty oil acts like sand paper
and grinds down the lobes causeing it to mess the timing up on the valves
this will make the pushrods after adjusting them to either move later or
not at all.
mowerman32000: the intake valve on single cylinders is located on the bottom and use the
alumin rod the exhaust uses a steel rod
mowerman32000: the ohv briggs intake valves are on the bottom and the exhaust is on top of
smokeing after you worked on the head could be valve cover gasket leaking
which is common if you don't replace the valve cover gasket and leaks on to
the muffler, or if it is coming out of the muffler then it could be leaking
from valve guides blown head gasket or leaking past the rings which means a
rebuild in the future. I/C means it is industrial and commercial built with
a cast iron sleeve in the cylinder.
mowerman32000: Bent push rods are a good sign of very poor maintance on the owner, this
means that at one point the valve starts to hang up and isn't as free as it
should be. this could cause bigger problems such as the valve could get
stuck in the compressed position and hit the top of the piston or could
cause seize to the valve guide and push it out of the way resulting in
pushrod failure also. look around the area of the valve spring and check
for any discolored like it got hot this means it may have bigger problems.
mowerman32000: remember because when the engine is not running the compression release
valve is in the open position, you will have to drop the pistion 1/4" past
top dead center or adjusting the intake will be off as much as 0.005
thousands off from where they need to be.
Kavalon Gilliam: Wow - -- from your ea friend
emmams5: What gaps did you set the tappets at (in mm if possible)?
Bubba Gump: Awesome video. I have save my customers alot of money by doing this simple
adjustment when it is needed
Tom Ferguson: This is a followup to prev comments. I used a dowel to find TDC and a
piecet about 1 inch long broke off in the engine. I needed to adPlease help.
Barry Hargett: Thank You. This Video helped out a whole lot.
ibdalovely1: i would adjust the valves if its a ohv and check the starter it might be
dead you can jump the starter to see if it is it could also be the solenoid
i can post up a vid if you need of how to jump the starter if you need it
ecodirtrider: I want to tell you thanks. I would not have found my broken intake pushrod
ibdalovely1: if you made it to tight it could have done one of a couple things could
have bent the push rod just pull the push rod out and lay it on something
flat if its not bent theirs other problems
ibdalovely1: yes when you adjust them correct with the plug out by hand turn over the
engine and look at the exhaust valve it should move out slightly like 1-2
mm and back in then out to fully open the valve the lobe can wear down and
not open fully causing it to not allow it to crank fast enough or not at
all causing the no start or hard start
ibdalovely1: ok so thats good but probbaly bad at the same time if for some random
reason the cam lobe has wore off it usually takes a lot to do that though
there could be a giant chunk of carbon holding the valve wide open or it
could have dropped the valve the spring should be attached the the valve if
its not thats a whole other issue i would do a compression check if its way
down or not at all i would pull the head the gaskets are around $15-20
worst case you might need some internal engine parts
rich rohan: Thanks for your time.
ibdalovely1: no problem
ibdalovely1: thanks ooh you get it fixed
ibdalovely1: i dont give the sizes on purpose due to differences in engines its my
channel and for the moment this video that i talk to much in has 49132
views and counting thanks for the view though
Tom Ferguson: Thanks for the immediate response. I did what you recommended and the rod
is straight and no other visible signs of wear. Any other suggestions would
be appreciated. Thanks.
nj1639: Excellent! Been through a bunch of vids trying to sort this out and you hit
it right on with the process and the why. Thanks!
ecodirtrider: yes it fired right up
EATZDUST: hey great vid ,I have a yardwork 17 hp briggs motor don't know its an ohv
as its at the cottage 3hrs away ,it does the same thing as yours did but
only maybe a 2 to 3 inch revolution when turning the key to engage the
starter oh ya checked to make sure it wasent the battery ,now motor doesn't
turn at all .does this sound like valve adjustment is needed? don't know if
they have ever been adjusted as I got this tractor when I bought the
cottage ,ran fine 2 wks ago
Steve Lawrie: Excellent vid! Thanks very much for your help. May I tell you that I have
just fixed my lawnmower B&S 12.5 hp OVS engine IN REAL TIME with your video
on the desktop! It now runs really well. This was really important for me
because I am handing over my house and garden to my new buyers in weeks
time and the grass is getting far too long. Once again, I can't thank you
enough for your time and effort in creating your video. Steve, Toulouse,
66mustangdriver1: man i used to build car engines, went to school for it. so used to
hydraulic lifters i didnt realize this. had a husqvarna mower for years
with a 15hp kholer engine, and it had started to get a little finicky to
start but ran great. well my blade clutch locked up so i bought another
mower today for $125. i planned to use it and some parts off mine. well we
got it home and i couldnt start it, same issue. this motor was briggs and
neglected. real dirty. well you just saved me a lot of trouble man
Tom Ferguson: I had what was a compression problem with similar issue as you showed in
your video. I adjusted the valves and it started fine and I ran it in the
garge for a few minutes. The next day I had the same stuborn problem. I
opened it up and tried it again but now the lower rocker arm is not moving
as I rotate the flywheel. I cranked It for a few seconds ant upper valve
was fine, but the lower arm did not move. Any advise? Please help . Thank
robb swearingen: Maybe you should give the tolerances. Not everyone have the resources to
find the valve clearances. You talk too much also...