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No adjustment left to adjust valves on a 19.5 briggs

After I set piston to tdc and back a 1/4 inch I try to adjusted the valves correctly and don't have enough adjustment left

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SOURCE: need valve adjustment for a for a briggs and straton 31p777-0348-

Try .003-.005 on the intake, .005-.007 on the exhaust.

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SOURCE: Briggs and Stratton OHV V-Twin 24hp repetitive valve adjustment

Try pulling out the choke a little, if it stops backfiring the mixture is too lean, check the intake
pipes at the cyl head and also the plastic runners to the carb for leaks.
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    1. Set No. 1 cylinder at 1/4" (6.4mm) past TDC, compression


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    Need to adjust valves on 21hp briggs&stratton,set at tdc or?

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    run engine to tdc compression stroke with plug out, and then set the piston 1/4 " past tdc on power stroke , then set the valve clearance at this piston position to ( off the top of my head about 0.003" inlet and 0.005" ex )

    think these engines are briggs ohv single vertical

    if you get model and type codes from your engine plate eg 351777-0112-e1

    write yours down

    here is web site

    also www.partstree,com
    go to briggs engine brand , select your engine series and then type code
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