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#1 chieffan OFFLINE  

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Posted September 26, 2015 - 06:53 PM

  Got the 1476 up on the work table yesterday and started to get after it a little.Lrg Frm On Table-1.JPG    Lrg Frm on table-2.JPG

 

Then today I found this.  And to think a buck could have gone a long way to prevent this.

 

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Fabric softener sheets are a buck a box at Dollar Store and work great to keep mice out of the engine shrouds.  Just remember to replace them ever 3 weeks or so just to be sure.


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Posted September 26, 2015 - 07:28 PM

Is that mice or pack rats? Never run into them myself but have seen numerous pics from the USA of the handy work of pack rats. Some where they packed  the whole engine compartment..


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Posted September 26, 2015 - 08:51 PM

Oh my goodness that's not a mouse nest that's a Hotel.

 

Had to remove a nest from a 15hp briggs single today.Seen yellow insulation fly out when I cranked her over and knew right away there was a nest.Mice they love the big single cylinder engines.


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Posted September 26, 2015 - 08:54 PM

Am sure it was mice ans that is what causes these kind of problems in this area.  Don't think we have any of the pack rats, though these guys pack about anything and everything they possibly can.  This tractor sat idle for several years so going to take a lot of work and some $$ to get it back going again.  Engine is OK as far as I can tell and the hydro feels real good.  New fluid in it with new filter already.  Working of the fuel system now.


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Posted September 26, 2015 - 10:02 PM

Anything in there? Skeleton or......Mama, get the pot ready, ewww!
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Posted September 27, 2015 - 04:53 AM

Which reminds me, I better pull the bottom off the snow blower, I have a nest there every year !


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Posted September 27, 2015 - 07:35 AM

Wow! I've seen some nests but that one takes the cake!


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Posted September 27, 2015 - 08:21 AM

Anything in there? Skeleton or......Mama, get the pot ready, ewww!

Never tired it but bet it is close to opossum stew!



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Posted October 03, 2015 - 07:28 AM

More problems.  After getting the engine all blew out I find no compression.  What I thought was compression was the resistance of the mouse hotel and the hydro.  Exhaust valve stuck open.  A little PB Blaster and 15 min later a light tap with the plastic mallet and it popped shut.  Valves are working good but still low on compression. I suspect stuck rings.  Looking at a ring job with new inserts, but first I want to make sure the solid state ignition is good. 

 

Does anyone know a way to check a soild state ignition without having them on an engine? 

 

If that module or coil is bad I am not spend that kind of money on an old engine.  Coil, ignition module, rings, inserts, gaskets, etc.  Could probably pick up a good used engine for a lot less.  When I get this up and running it will not have much heavy work asI only have the front blade for it.  Have others to do the grunt work.  Thanks in advance for your help.



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Posted October 03, 2015 - 07:32 AM

May just be scale on that exhaust valve face & seat losing the compression.  I have many times just opened the valve enough to get a folded piece of 220 sandpaper under there & work it around as it scours both the valve face & seat at the same time.  


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Posted October 03, 2015 - 08:22 AM

One thing to keep in mind is these have compression release and they will give you considerably lower compression than most engines built then that didnt have that feature.


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Posted October 03, 2015 - 08:50 AM

 

 

Does anyone know a way to check a soild state ignition without having them on an engine? 

 

 

 

Does this help?  http://gardentractor...state-ignition/


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Posted October 07, 2015 - 08:17 AM

Thanks for the tips guys. Never thought about the compression release or the valves, especially that stuck exhaust valve leaking. Will do a good clean up on the valves first and then move on. Next step will be to find a crab that will work on this engine. Not having much luck getting the shafts free on the original.




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