Trouble with engine turning over because of too much compression. Adjusting the valves by resetting the gap in the rockers allows the compression to release just a bit so that the engine will turn over. Thank you to Donyboy73. check out his video for the actual process for adjusting the gap on the valves and rocker arms. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cWoEk5Guos
My riding lawn mower suddenly has engine problems, sounds like it is detonating or has preignition. The sound you hear is a bad piston; essentially broken on the inside and cannot be repaired for any less than $600…mostly labor. It is 12 years old, 2000 Craftsman 18.5 HP V-Twin cylinder 42 inch cut Intek Engine Briggs & Stratton, New blades, battery only a few years old, dual blades.
You don’t need to be a mechanic to tune up your Briggs & Stratton riding mower engine at home. With a Briggs & Stratton engine tune-up kit and the easy step-by-step instructions provided both in the kit and in this video, it’s easy to save yourself money in current mower maintenance and future costly engine repair.
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