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#1 boli51 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 15, 2014 - 04:13 PM

hey bolens and Wisconsin engine guys. looking for some help with the cause of  a fairly loud ticking coming from my Wisconsin AB engine on my gardener. I'm more familiar with briggs and since this noise is new to me I would like to find out what it is before I damage the engine. I was told that its was coming from the wico magneto that this engine uses but I'm not confident with that answer. Any ideas???

 



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Posted May 15, 2014 - 04:49 PM

I hate ticks, too. As for your engine unless you get enough of them to plug up the aircleaner, they probably won't hurt anything. If your really bothered, Frontline works pretty good on a Wisconsin. Less so on a Chinese knock off.


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Posted May 15, 2014 - 05:10 PM

And watch for Lyme Disease
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Posted May 15, 2014 - 05:43 PM

If its just ticking while you are slowly turning the engine such as to start it that would be the impulse in the mag.  Totally normal.

If you haven't started the engine yet you will notice the clicking stops once the engine is running.   GOOD LUCK!!!


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Posted May 15, 2014 - 06:36 PM

O.K. I know about the click/tic as I pull on the starter rope when I get to the barn in the morning I'll start it and see if it goes away. So if it doesn't????



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Posted May 15, 2014 - 07:34 PM

Can you post a video walk around so we can hear the tic from various angles?  That might help us figure out what it is & where it is coming from.


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Posted May 16, 2014 - 06:40 PM

The video is something I'll have to practice with, haven't done one before but will try. I started it this morning and the clicking goes on even after it starts but it does start easily. I took the lifter cover off in the front of the engine, pulled the spark plug and turned the motor over by hand and it seemed to coincide with the valves opening and closing. The gap doesn't look to wide but I'll put a gage on them in the morning. It sounds like a spring returning something with a snap, metal against metal. I did notice one thing that seemed odd, that if turned slow the click was very clear however if I put the starter rope on and pulled fast there was no click.

Much thanks for any advice.



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Posted May 16, 2014 - 08:02 PM

Sticking valve?



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Posted May 20, 2014 - 12:38 PM

And watch for Lyme Disease

Spotted Beaver too. :thumbs:


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