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Old 05-29-2010, 11:59 PM
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My kids bfriend was trying to be nice and cut the grass,actually I think the wife asked him to(I was turkey huntin') Anyways,he grabbed the gas can with kerosene,and used it.He said ,immediately after he refilled the tank,the valves started knocking,so he quit,thinking it was a gas/oil mix.I drained it and filled it with gas,but it still knocks,especially under a "strain".Is it effed?My neighbor said it probably fouled my valves.Any idea what it'll cost to fix.It's a briggs & strat 6.5
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Old 05-30-2010, 07:58 AM
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It's a briggs & strat 6.5
It was screwed from the get-go!

My father-in-law and I were talking about B&S motors yesterday. We both had problems with our 18.5 B&S motors. In fact, he just ordered a new John Deere zero turn and paid extra NOT to have a B&S on it.
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Old 05-30-2010, 10:03 AM
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Not sure how Kero can hurt the valves. It has a lubricant effect right like diesel does? Try changing the oil and drain the tank completely add some seafoam to the new gas and oil then crank it and let it run for a few minutes it can't hurt it any worse. pull the plug and clean it also.
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Old 05-30-2010, 11:05 AM
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Not sure how Kero can hurt the valves. It has a lubricant effect right like diesel does? Try changing the oil and drain the tank completely add some seafoam to the new gas and oil then crank it and let it run for a few minutes it can't hurt it any worse. pull the plug and clean it also.
Also you a good premium gasoline.
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Old 06-02-2010, 06:58 PM
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If it were mine, I'd drain it, refill it, change plugs and go right on. Kerosene won't hurt the valves at least I wouldn't think so, it might foul the spark plug.
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Old 06-02-2010, 07:55 PM
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I busted off the outside 2-3" of my blade yesterday. Gonna have to get a new blade. It was time anyways.
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Old 06-02-2010, 08:49 PM
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I busted off the outside 2-3" of my blade yesterday. Gonna have to get a new blade. It was time anyways.
howd you manage that?
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:12 PM
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howd you manage that?
The blade got bent a few times from hitting roots. I guess bending it back weakend the blade in that spot.
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:21 PM
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you didnt see the roots?????
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:24 PM
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kero should just lube it, I would clean or replace plugs and run the kero out of it, when you drain it dont forget to drain the float bowl on carb too
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:31 PM
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you didnt see the roots?????
Yeap and I just tried to mow right over them. It's a push mower and I've always had a riding mower. I guess this mower cuts a little closer and different than the rider.
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:33 PM
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how did you bend the blade?

I guess pushmower blades are just real thin.

it would be very hard to bend my blades without the use of some serious equipment.
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:34 PM
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Missed out on a deal. I sold a good 'un to WesWacker for $100. Play your cards right you might get it for $150!
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:34 PM
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how did you bend the blade?
With the claw of a hammer. I'm a strong bad azz mother efffer.
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:56 PM
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With the claw of a hammer. I'm a strong bad azz mother efffer.
you might have been better off to heat it pound it back in shape with hammer then heat again and dunk in cold water, or just buy a new one at wally world for $6
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