Yesterday's Tractor Co.
Shop Now View Cart
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
Classified Ads
Photo Ads
Tractor Parts

Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Tractor Town
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs

Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
Ford 8N/9N Club
Today's Tractors
Garden Tractors
Classic Trucks
Kountry Life
Discussion Forum

16.5 Briggs Compression Release

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author  [Modern View]

07-14-2011 19:18:31

Report to Moderator

I adjusted the valves on that 16.5 Briggs in my lawnmower. It still wouldn't turn over easily. I got fed up and my FIL wanted the mower (I have four others...) so I took it in to a local small engine guy.

As suspected, he said it was the compression release valve. He said the only way you can get the compression release valve is to buy the whole camshaft. Is that true!?! That is a $150 part!

Does anybody know of a way to get only the compression release? Is the same part used on many engines? (that way I can expand my search) Does anybody have a parts engine that I can rob?

[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]

07-15-2011 14:19:25

Report to Moderator
 Re: 16.5 Briggs Compression Release in reply to sflem849, 07-14-2011 19:18:31  
I set the valves myself and I took the tractor to a private fixer guy and he set the valves. It still wouldn't release for either of us.

I don't think I set them that tight though. I will go check the other thread I started on this engine and see what I set them at.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Kentb of SWMO

07-15-2011 10:34:06

Report to Moderator
 Re: 16.5 Briggs Compression Release in reply to sflem849, 07-14-2011 19:18:31  
The compression release is part of the cam and IS AVAILABLE NO OTHER WAY. Are you sure you are setting the intake valve correctly. I set the valves on a OHV Briggs at .003 inch on the intake and .005 inch on the exhaust. If you set the intake wider, the decompression release will NOT work.


[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
[Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:

Fast Shipping!  Most of our stocked parts ship within 24 hours (M-Th). Expedited shipping available, just call! Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors. Compare our super low shipping rates! We have the parts you need to repair your tractor. We are a company you can trust and have generous return policies. Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651. [ About Us ]

Home  |  Forums

Copyright © 1997-2016 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters