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Re: 8n still has problems

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Bob Harvey

07-25-2014 18:31:15

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You ain't finished yet. Go through Bruce's 'Tips' and take your time. HTH

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07-27-2014 05:57:16

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 Re: 8n still has problems in reply to Bob Harvey, 07-25-2014 18:31:15  
Bought a compression tester because I like owning the tools I am using. Readings were taken before and after injecting a little oil in the cylinder. Cold engine. I don't like burning myself on that hot manifold.
#1 85 --- 85
#2 90 ---95
#3 105 ---110
#4 90 --- 95

Looks like maybe the valves may be leaking a little.

I was right about the carb. When I idled it down and pulled the drain plug the gas flowed free.
That is a counter intuitive test. Opening the carburetor and dumping out raw gas with the engine running isn't a test I would ever perform on a car or truck engine. Just sounds like a good way to blow something up in a ball of fire.
Put new plugs in it and started it with no choke, and standing on the ground beside it. Sounds like it is running good. Going to take it out and see how well it will pull the brush hog through ironweed.

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