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Re: 19.5 HP Briggs burning oil

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05-26-2014 19:00:38

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Most of those 19.5s were the over head valve single cylinder. If that is what you have,You either have a blown head gasket, or worn rings. Either way, you are getting too much combustion pressure in the crankcase and it is forcing oil through the crankcase breather, which connects to the intake, where it runs any oil that gets through back through the engine aand burns it.

It would be worth the cost of the gaskets to check the head gasket. They have a tendancy to blow between the pushrods.

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05-27-2014 11:12:38

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 Re: 19.5 HP Briggs burning oil in reply to t.r.k., 05-26-2014 19:00:38  
Thanks I will check that out as soon as I can find a head gasket for it.

Once I am in there it wouldn't be that much more difficult to replace the rings too I guess.

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05-28-2014 20:04:53

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 Re: 19.5 HP Briggs burning oil in reply to OH Boy, 05-27-2014 11:12:38  
No need to mess with rings. Just the head gasket. You will find it blown at about the 3 o'clock position when looking at the piston top. Gaskets should be easy to come by. Don't lose the little caps on top of the valve stems. Tim

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