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Old 10-24-2012, 08:56 PM
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Briggs 10HP bending push rods

I have a 10HP little wonder blower that keeps bending the push rod. I always check oil before use and add if needed. It doesn't smoke and has great compression. I've changed the push rods twice and the head with new valves once and still have the same problem. Could it be a bad lifter? Any help or advice would be great. Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:01 PM
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One of the valve guides may have slipped in the head...usually on the exhaust valve.
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:07 AM
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One of the valve guides may have slipped in the head...usually on the exhaust valve.
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I had one do the same thing. I cleaned the guide and put some loctite on it and tapped it back into the head with a socket. Once in place a punch scored the area around the guide so it cant work back out. Its been if for a long time now with no more bent pushrods.
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:29 AM
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That is what I thought. That or a sticky valve. That is why I changed the head (intek motor). Any other ideas? Thanks.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:38 PM
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before I have problems with mine, would checking the valve clearance from time to time help with this issue.......can't be that hard
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:26 PM
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FML....was on a job before I posted last thread, machine stalled out, couldn't get it started, came home and said what are the chances........so I took the valve cover off and sure enough i broke a push rod......here are some pics....i found a push rod 45 miles away for $6.00...didn't seem to do anymore damage, can I just put a pushrod back in it, and it is drop in or do I need to retime it......any help is appreciated



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Old 10-25-2012, 04:32 PM
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forgot to turn the gas on....then backfired when I tried to restart it
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:30 PM
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no timing needed when replacing push rods. just adjust the valves accordingly and should be ok.
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:33 PM
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ok cool, how do I adjust the valves......I am gonna pick the pushrod up in the morning, your help is much appreciated
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:49 PM
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basically what I need to do after installing pushrod is at the bottom of this page then?
http://www.briggsandstratton.com/sup...0the%20valves/

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