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Why can't I fix this ?????

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by XB 2002, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. XB 2002

    XB 2002 LawnSite Member
    Male, from St.Amant, LA
    Messages: 75

    I have a 6.5 H.P Briggs on a Generac Pressure washer. It developed a leak on the OHV cover. I have replaced the gasket two times, Tried using gasket sealant and not using gasket sealant. Cleaned mating surfaces very well. No matter what I do after I shut the unit down I get a small pool of oil coming from the bottom of the Valve cover. Any advice would be appreciated. This should be simple, but it is kickin' my Arse !!!


    FIXDISS LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 445

    Sometimes the simplest things can do that. First of all make sure cover is not warped by layin it on flat surface and inspecting that. Next make sure both mating surfaces are thoroughly clear of old gasket material and sealer.Then if both surfaces are clean apply a film of sealant to the cover and fix gasket into cover first. be sure to check that the area around bolts is not damaged by over tightenning causing a bugle shape at hole. If all looks good then set the bols int cover and fit cover in place . Finger tighten each bolt then do not over tighten. Just a good snug fit using a nut driver is plenty tight. Hope this helps.
  3. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    FIXDISS has hit the nail on the head, But what is the model and type numbers off this engine ?

    FIXDISS LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 445

    Thanks Rob .

    FIXDISS LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 445

    Did you git er done ? Is it still leaking ?

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