Question about Parks Optical 13.5hp Briggs And Stratton Intek Lawn Mower Engine

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Lawnmower was overfilled with oil.It has not run that good since,but I could still mow my lawn with it. Then later on it started to die out. and it won't keep running. I had it looked at, and it still don,t work right. It starts on one pull,mows about 5 minutes,then it start to die out till it stops. It sounds just like it was running out of gas. But the tank is full. Don't want to put anymore money into it. Seems no one is able to fix it. What would be the problem.

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Losing compression in your cylinder

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It may have damaged the piston ring lands (grooves) by slapping the piston with oil. If you have the compression tested it will tell you a lot, the mower should be around 100 - 120 psi, anything less and the engine is likely not worth repairing, if you like the mower buy a short block.

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