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Engine Valve problem

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Nathan 281, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. Nathan 281

    Nathan 281 LawnSite Member
    from MN
    Posts: 80

    The valve sleeve that holds the valve in the engine block some how slid back and broke the valve spring retainer and bent the push rod. I replaced the bad parts and pushed the sleeve back in and it seemed to be tight in place. How can I be sure I solved the problem? Any one else had this problem?
  2. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,465

    I don't know what engine your talking about? But I would bet it got over heated. The sleeve is called a valve guide. You can try installing a new one with lock tite? Or depending on the engine? Peening the block material around the guide? Or you may have to buy an oversized guide and have a machine shop install it? Maybe a short block? You'll have to post your engine numbers???
  3. leeker

    leeker LawnSite Member
    Posts: 51

    this wouln't happen to be on a OHV 14 hp kawaski would it!!! seen this a couple time on this engine.

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