tiger cub 24hp problem

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bare31, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. bare31

    bare31 LawnSite Member
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    My buddy has a scag w/ 24 hp briggs less than 80 hours. all of a sudden starts drinking oil and loss of power. New fuel and air filter. Compression test showed plenty of compression, one revolution 90 psi, two 115, three almost 150. He found the crankcase vent tube loose, reconnected w/ no change. I plan to go help w/ valve adjustment in the morning. Kind of scary since I have a newer 26hp. Does anyone have any ideas??? Thanks.
     
  2. tb8100

    tb8100 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from TX
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    Call up your local Scag dealer. I'm sure they would love to take care of you.
     
  3. bare31

    bare31 LawnSite Member
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    checked th valves this morning & all 4 valves were around .025. We reset to spec of .005. Cranked engine and run strong w/ no smoke, ran for 10 minutes and no problems. Stopped for 5 minutes then cranked engine again, this time w/ white smoke w/ oil smell. Anyone know what we should do next????
     
  4. bigclawn

    bigclawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    yes--see your local dealer immediately---you may be voiding your own warranty!
     
  5. bare31

    bare31 LawnSite Member
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    warranty ran out in april
     
  6. bigclawn

    bigclawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    80 hrs in 2 years?
     
  7. bare31

    bare31 LawnSite Member
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    88 to be exact. He mows his own yard and some at the ballpark he doesn't do any commercial work.
     
  8. SamTheLawnMan

    SamTheLawnMan LawnSite Member
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    That's all I can say....
     
  9. TandM

    TandM LawnSite Senior Member
    from south
    Posts: 772

    b&s will do it every time.
     
  10. bare31

    bare31 LawnSite Member
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    anybody have an idea about this???
     

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