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Old 10-05-2012, 10:54 PM
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captken captken is offline
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taking for granted

Me too. I only have their expertise to go on. I cannot find any reason that the cylinder head and valves can be at fault is why I took the head to a machine shop that does head work to get their opinion.
So far this hunting expedition has cost me down time of the mower, and $10.00 to the machine shop.
However, I do have a known good cylinder head from my blown engine. I don't know whether or not I'd be wasting time to install that head to see if something was overlooked on the head from the machine shop, or start tearing down the engine. I think I should tear down the engine.
The adage that "if it seems too good to be true, it probably is" comes to mind. I paid $800. dollars for this engine. Seemed like a bargain at the time.
Shipped Fedex from seller. Guys, this is almost a new friggin engine.
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Last edited by captken; 10-05-2012 at 10:57 PM. Reason: new friggin engine
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