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B & S Push Rods

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Tim Enix, Aug 14, 2002.

  1. Tim Enix

    Tim Enix LawnSite Member
    Posts: 26

    I have a 14.5 hp OHV Briggs & Stratton engine that had a blown head gasket. Here is my problem when I went to put it back together I noticed that the push rods were different. They are both the same length but one is steel with a round ball type end and the other is aluminum with a bullet type head. I'm not sure what goes where. any info please.
  2. dynodp1

    dynodp1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 10

    the steel push rod is intake side.. alum exh.
    it has to do with thermal expansion and the compression release
  3. Tim Enix

    Tim Enix LawnSite Member
    Posts: 26

    Thank You I just finished putting it back together, Runs great.

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