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#1 anamals53 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 16, 2016 - 03:54 PM

bought a 212 last year for the deck , cause someone stole the 110's deck while I had it apart welding radius plates in . the deck just barely fits under the 110 , and it needs a rebuild 1/16 qt oil per mowing burnt . so I decided to get the 212 going , took the carb off cleaned it set the points , got spark . when I crank it it spins rather fast and there is no noticeable suction at the carb . no bad noise or scraping , the valves are working . I' guessing a blown head gasket ? I gave $200 for it , worth it for the deck alone.

 



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Posted July 16, 2016 - 04:43 PM

If it doesnt suck air while cranking, it might of been upgraded to a two piece connecting rod. but I've heard they don't make any power like that,

 

That is assuming the valve are working correctly.  

 

They also have the automatic compression release, so if your not cranking fast enough it won't build alot of compression. So there could be something wrong there that its not building full compression.

 

If it were a blown head gasket, when cranking you should be able to feel it pushing out air somewhere?


Edited by BigFlash, July 16, 2016 - 04:43 PM.

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Posted July 16, 2016 - 05:13 PM

Check compression, it could be the head gasket or maybe the cylinder has wear which is not creating enough compression. Just a quick thought I had. also check if fuel is getting to the carb and the lines aren't clogged



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Posted July 16, 2016 - 05:43 PM

1/16 Qt per mowing?  That is 2 oz.  How long are you mowing for it to burn that little oil?  Don't sound like enough to worry about to me.



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Posted July 16, 2016 - 07:13 PM

Sure sounds like a tossed rod to me.  They will spin like mad when the piston isn't connected.



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Posted July 16, 2016 - 07:59 PM

1/16 Qt per mowing?  That is 2 oz.  How long are you mowing for it to burn that little oil?  Don't sound like enough to worry about to me.

that's about 3hrs , does help keep the skeeters down    :smilewink:


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Posted July 16, 2016 - 08:08 PM

Got to work outside so the head comes off tomorrow if I can get it between storms . Drained the little that was in the tank , fuel bowl fills up fine . Guess it has to be the rod , know for shure if the piston don't move . Thanks for the help . 12 vs 8 hp will cut better .






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