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Vanguards made from B&S have a hot valve problem in that when the engine is hot there is no valve clearance and so the valves are held slightly open. Most noticeable if you let the engine cool down it starts with no problem. The valve stems stretch when hot and it will need a slight bit of adjustment and it should be right.
Posted on Aug 03, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Check you float in the carb I had one a few years back and it was partualy plugged cleaned it out and everthing worked fine. Also is the PTO binding up or bearings going bad putting an excessive load on the motor.
Posted on Jul 08, 2009
SOURCE: My 18 hp vanguard is
if the diaphragm in the fuel pump gets a small hole in it , it will still run, but **** fuel into the crankcase, the fuel pump is serviceable, and easy to rebuild, a new diaphragm kit is fairly cheap at any local saw shop, just remember to take the model number off of the engine so they can look it up, and sometimes its a good idea to take the pump in with you to match it..
Posted on Aug 20, 2010
if its hard to get the engine to turn past the compression release then pull your valve coversand try setting your valve lash
.006 on intake
.008 on exhaust
Posted on Oct 26, 2010
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