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#16 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted July 19, 2015 - 05:51 PM

I will noodle this around some.

in the meantime, some pics would keep the wolves at bay :D



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Posted July 19, 2015 - 06:42 PM

It sounds as though, if everything else was working okay before, the problem should be in the flywheel/starter. The timing issue might be worth pursuing. Is it the correct flywheel. How about the key, is it new?

 

How about a good tune up? In checking the maintenance schedule
I see that the valve  lash should be adjusted every 200 hours. Spark plug?


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Posted July 20, 2015 - 10:10 AM

Here come the pictures that you all wanted.  Thanks for all the help so far.  I will be going on vacation on wednesday and won't be returning for 10 days.  I will have internet access, so i will keep in contact if you have any questionspractice piture.jpg practice piture2.jpg practice piture3.jpg practice piture4.jpg practice piture5.jpg practice piture6.jpg practice piture7.jpg .  kpost


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Posted July 20, 2015 - 11:24 AM

I'm almost positive that the engine has hydraulic lifters.
Take a look at an exploded view and see.
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Posted July 20, 2015 - 03:31 PM

What are hydraulic lifters and where do i find a parts thing, also how do i know if they are hydraulic or not?  thanks, kpost



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Posted July 20, 2015 - 04:40 PM

Yep, if it's a Pro series, probably has hydraulic lifters, Craftsman didn't list the Pro series in those on their site, that's why I assumed it to be solids. What I get for assumption! :D


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Posted July 20, 2015 - 04:44 PM

A little google foo will give you an exploded view of that engine.
When you have that, look at the lifters. They will often spec if they are hydraulic or not.
If they don't, put up a link to the exploded and we can probably tell by looking.
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Posted July 20, 2015 - 06:24 PM

Kpost, did you put a new key in with the new flywheel? The damaged flywheel teeth is puzzling me. Could it have backfired when trying to start?


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Posted July 20, 2015 - 07:26 PM

p1.jpg p2.jpg p3.jpg I didn't put a new pin in when i put the fly wheel on, i didn't know i needed to.  Here are 3 pictures of what i meant about the flywheel 



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Posted July 20, 2015 - 09:02 PM

The little square cross section key is made of soft metal to shear off and protect the crankshaft where it connects the two. They often get a little deformed which changes the ignition timing and can cause problems. Always put in a new key when there has been a shock to the flywheel(they are cheap). Good Luck, Rick

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Posted July 20, 2015 - 10:04 PM

Somewhere in the serial numbers 363....., they changed the valve rockers. I still can't tell if it has hydraulic lifters for sure, but the rockers above that serial number don't show any setscrew Type adjustment.

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Posted July 21, 2015 - 09:30 AM

thanks for the help mh81, the sears guy had me take the rocker covers off before he got here(so that he didn't have to come here), and he then had me see if they were moving when i turned the motor thing.  To be honest, this stuff looks kinda scary, but as it stands right now, it is not working for me so i will either need to fix it or buy a new one.  I am getting pumped up to do this.  Unfortunately, i am going on vacation, leaving tomorrow and coming back in 10 days, so i can't start anything until i get back.  Everytime i go out to look at it my wife keeps asking me if i am done with my packing.  gotta love camping.  i will have internet when i go, so keep the suggestions coming in,  thanks to all.  

 

What type of tools will i need to complete all these tasks?  ie pressure tester thingy, etc.  Please advise.  kpost



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Posted July 21, 2015 - 11:16 AM

did you change the flywheel last time?
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Posted July 21, 2015 - 01:27 PM

yes, I did change the flywheel.  I didn't know that i had to do other things as well, such as the pin.  kpost



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Posted July 21, 2015 - 03:35 PM

Flat spot...hahahaha now that's a good one!

I'm surprised he didn't blame it on the 'muffler bearings'!!  

 

It's got a 26 hp Kohler in it.  **Possibly a COURAGE

 

Look on the Fan shroud and post up the model # if the engine..   


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