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4 stoke mantis tiller, loud noise not in engine, maybe the clutch

This noise has gotten steadly louder, a dry bearing type noise
it is not the gear case, it happens all the time even at idol.

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If you can get to the dry bushings, DuraLube pump lube will fix your problem. It is available at most automotive stores and departments for $8 -10. I've used it in areas where I had to lube every 10-20 working hours. Now i can go 200-300 working hours. You can also add 2 or 3 ounces to your crankcase oil.

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Engine runs tines dont


The following was extracted from the Mantis owners manual..

At some point, you may find that the tines won't turn when you press the throttle. This may mean the engine isn't sitting all the way down on the worm gear housing. Perhaps you've been using your Tiller
for several years. Or perhaps you've removed the engine for use with the Mantis hedge trimmer attachment, then replaced it. In either case, the flange bolt may have come loose and lifted the engine up.
If this happened you'll notice a gap between the bottom of the engine clutch case and the top of the worm gear housing.

To fix this, loosen the flange bolt. Take the engine off the worm gear housing. Notice the hex head on top of the drive shaft . Inside the clutch case, you'll find the clutch drum. Make sure the hex head
lines up with the clutch drum inside the clutch case. Then put the engine back on the worm gear housing. Make sure the plastic carrying handle is not under the fuel tank. If you've followed these steps properly, there will be no gap between the clutch case and the worm gear housing. Make sure you tighten the flange bolt.

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When I Start Mantis Tilleer it starts in gear ( tines are turning)


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Lower the idle speed by turning the idle screw counter clockwise. The idle screw is attached where the throttle cable meet the carb. The screw has a pointed end that resembles a pencil point.

The engine speed should be adjusted just above stalling.

If the tines turn even when the engine pull rope is pulled, the the clutch is defective and needs repairing.
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It sounds like the clutch springs may be overheated and the clutch shoes rub while you try to start it.

If you loosten the screw that holds the engine to the gear box you can try to start it without the clutch and see if that is it.
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If the motor rpms up without drag it might be a bad gear in the transfer case or a broken cable if it's a cable drive, could also be a bad or stuck clutch. Hope this helps

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