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Briggs Overhaul Questions


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Old 07-18-2004, 12:52:36 PM
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Default Briggs Overhaul Questions

Had to replace the rings in a 14.5 HP OHV engine. This is a first for me. Reading the books (repair manuals) it talks of the importance of getting the right thickness gasket on the cases. How important is this? The old gasket only has one small spot that is torn, so was thinking of the handy-dandy RTV gasket maker. Is that OK?
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Old 07-18-2004, 01:51:05 PM
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So long as you have some endplay on the crankshaft, you'll be OK... probably between .005" and .020".
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Old 07-18-2004, 04:17:29 PM
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Why risk an oil leak for $3 doesn't make sense to me. Are you using the other gaskets over too? If so not a good idea.
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Old 07-18-2004, 11:21:45 PM
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Not necessarily a bad idea. For years I've reused gaskets, not to save money but for convenience. Because of poor planning or impatience on my part I'll tear something down and rather than wait or travel 60 miles to get new gaskets, I'll use the old ones or make new ones. Never had a problem. Of course common since has to be used. If it is damaged, make one. If you make one, use same thickness material. If you haven't got the right material, wait till you can get a new one or get the right material. I can make most gaskets faster than I can go to the phone and order one and for sure faster than driving 60 miles for one.
 

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