Time to tune up the intek engine in my Craftsman lawn tractor, learn how to adjust the valves to factory specification. This procedure is very similar in most OHV engines in many popular brands of riding lawnmowers equipped with a Briggs & Stratton small engine.
I also show you a larger oil filter that may be used on these engines and it is cheaper than what the OEM recommends. The number for the long filter is a NAPA 1348 and the short filter is 7035 check out the pricing from your local auto parts store.
I have a new gasket on order because it is unlikely the old gasket will reseal without leaking. I will also be changing the spark plug to a NGK V type to see if the performance is any better, this lawnmower runs like a top and it is six years old.
I am an independent Amsoil dealer, the synthetic engine oil developed for small engines has been used in this lawnmower since it was new. The engine oil has not been changed since last year and it is a dark amber color, it has not turned black. Amsoil ATM has not contributed to any visible deposits as you will see in the video, the inside of the valve cover is shiny metal and there is no varnish build up like you would see from using regular motor oil. I also run Amsoil in the hydrostatic pump and the final drive in the transmission.
Thanks for watching and all comments are welcome!