Small Engines

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by todd1969, May 18, 2003.

  1. todd1969

    todd1969 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    I just registered here and wanted to say Hello and also possibly offer a little "helping hand" with Briggs or Honda small engine troubles.

    I have an on-line business that sells these and I've worked on both brands for general lawn purposes to modifications for go-kart racing using alcohol as fuel.

    I won't post my website or add links as I've not paid to advertise (yet) but I still wanted to drop in and say " Hi ya'll"....yep, I'm a Southerner! Ha Ha

    :)
     
  2. DieselDeere

    DieselDeere LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 411

    I have a 3.5 Briggs on a edger, when the engine is under a load it make a lot of blue smoke. Sometimes it will stall. It has gotten worse each season. Why? How can it be fixed?

    What is the difference between a 5.5 Honda and a 6.5, besides the HP?
     
  3. todd1969

    todd1969 LawnSite Member
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    The blue smoke is oil being burnt in the combustion chamber (bad). Basically oil is getting past your rings, which is bad and a sign of excessive wear and tear.

    The bore size/ piston size are the main differences on the 5.5 and 6.5 Honda.


    Todd1969:rolleyes:
     
  4. DieselDeere

    DieselDeere LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 411

    How can it be fixed?
     
  5. NCSERVICE

    NCSERVICE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 206

    rings, or round file
     
  6. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,776

    Todd
    Welcome to lawn site. And thank you for the offer of shareing your small engine knowledge. I know there are times I feel in the dark with them.
    Welcome again
     

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