Briggs 12.5 hp Powerbilt OHV looking for advice to rebuild it
Posted August 21, 2010 - 10:50 AM
It does run, but valve lash was way off, and I adjusted them to .004 and adjusted the carb. Didn't give me much more power, and it has some smoke out the exhaust, and blow-by in the crankcase. I also hear a knock going on when I am going up a hill with the blades engaged, and it slows the RPM's to about 3/4 throttle speed when going up the hill like that.
If I tear it apart, will it be likely that I'd see crank journal in bad shape and the conrod, probably worn out. I'd be looking at the rings if bore is ok, and new conrod and crank journal polished up to .010 under probably? I was thinking if the engine would be a quick rebuild, I 'd rebuild it, but if I found another engine, I'd just swap it out. Probably for the same money.
It is a PowerBuilt, but I think of it as an Intek
Posted August 21, 2010 - 11:01 AM
Posted August 21, 2010 - 04:51 PM
He has a 16hp twin opposed for the same amount. I may buy it too. I need to swap out a 17 hp Tec engine on another rider.
Edited by hankll, August 21, 2010 - 05:21 PM.
Posted August 21, 2010 - 05:22 PM
Posted August 22, 2010 - 12:07 AM