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It has a new battery, but it do'nt turn over good enought. the spark is good. It has a new plug.

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If this engine is a briggs ohv unit

try adjusting the valves so that decompressor can do its thing
and decompress the engine for easier starting

valve clearance is sett @ 1/4 inch tdc on power stroke to 0.003 " inlet and 0.005" exhaust
on briggs alloy push rod is inlet and steel one is exhaust
the bottom valve assy is inlet and top one is exhaust
because of cross flow design of engine

but check battery positive cable and negative cable to earth and make sure good connections - check your starter motor earthing and bushes

if kohler engine with hydraulic lifters make sure you use 10w/30 oil not sae 30 oil or it wont decompress properly


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