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I would lean more to the key on flywheel being partly sheered which will throw the timing off. that will happen if the motor has a sudden stop or jolt while running.

Posted on Nov 29, 2013


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SOURCE: popping thru carb, checked timing its ok,the push

INtake valve adjustment needed. at least on one cylinder. maybe both sides. while your in there adjust all. must have some clearance. .004 on intake .006 on exhust.

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SOURCE: 22 hp Briggs Intek will not run at full speed without choke on

sounds like you sucked up dirt in the carb needs to be taken off and cleaned

Posted on Jul 20, 2009

SOURCE: 21hp intek v-twin runs only with choke on full

You are not getting enough fuel.... by choking it you are enriching the mixture with less air , more fuel.Some where in the fuel system or carbureator something is still plugged.Or the mixture screw is too far in.

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SOURCE: What engine oil is recommended for the Intek 24 hp

multi-grade will be fine it realy dont need a pricy oil in it this kind of engine will run on dirty cooking oil,,with or with out the chips still in it?

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SOURCE: My 24 hp intek is only running on one cylinder

Perform a compression test. As these engine age they are notorious for getting carbon under the exhaust valve heat in the seat area. What happens is you get a tiny piece of carbon under the head.... the valve cycles with the cylinder but does not close. Actually it can be either the intake or the exhaust valve but more often that not it is the exhaust valve that is the culprit. Worst case you hand lap the valve to the valve seat with grinding compound.

Another thing it can be is a hole in the piston. (VERY rare)

Both would cause a compression test to fail. You don't even need a pressure gauge. You can sacrifice a small paint brush handle and compare the good cylinder to the bad one by the amount of pressure you get but holding the brush gently in the spark plug hole. Just make sure your back yard pressure checker (paint brush handle) does not protrude into the cylinder so far that it can be hit by the piston. I am thinking you will have one very strong cylinder and one very weak cylinder. It is not a hard fix... it is a matter of making sure the valves seat properly on the bad cylinder. Now if the piston has a hole in it... now you talking much more work. I may be able to find a service manual for you if you discover there is a hole in the piston. Not sure if the service manual will be free or a purchase item because I have not looked yet.

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I doubt it about weak spring, valves may need adjusting. use a .006 feeler gage on intake and exhaust both. with 1 tappet all the way down check the one thats up.

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My 24 hp B&S starts and runs good for 1/2 hour then it will not start when you try to start it. After it sits over night it will start and run for 1/2 minute then quits and will not start again.

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Popping thru carb, checked timing its ok,the push rods on three rocker arm hardley move one opens good, problem started all of a sudden.

INtake valve adjustment needed. at least on one cylinder. maybe both sides. while your in there adjust all. must have some clearance. .004 on intake .006 on exhust.

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more so a head gasket blown internally causing positive crankcase pressure, & forcing oil out the breather into the carb.

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sounds like you sucked up dirt in the carb needs to be taken off and cleaned

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Might be fludding..
If there is a bowl on the carb, pop it off and check the float.. Check for fluid inside the float. If the float is holding any fluid - its bad..
Srpay carb cleaner in there..
Clean the bowl..

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