Briggs and Stratton Valve Adjustment?


Briggs and Stratton recommends servicing engine valves with an adjustment. A valve adjustment will take about an hour and a half. Tools and materials needed include a valve spring compressor, valve lapping tool, lapping compound, torque wrench, socket wrench set, safety eye wear, calipers, nut driver set, needle nose pliers, hex wrench set, and a feeler gauge set. The valve design of a small four-stroke engine is composed of one exhaust valve per cylinder and one intake valve.
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Remove spark plug Remove cover from engine that covers the flywheel Remove rockerarm cover or valve cover Find TDC (top dead center) by rotating the flywheel by hand and your finger
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How to Adjust Briggs & Stratton Valves
Briggs & Stratton engines have two main types of carburetors: diaphragm and float. The diaphragm carburetor uses a diaphragm pump to regulate fuel delivery and a float carburetor uses gravity and a needle valve to regulate fuel flow. Both have an... More »
Difficulty: Moderate
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