Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??

Chipper/shreader valve sticking


Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 10-17-2010, 12:48 PM
jasonw's Avatar
jasonw jasonw is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,008
Rep Power: 8
jasonw is on a distinguished road
Default Chipper/shreader valve sticking

So I found out why my chipper would not run. I was checking spark yesterday and looking in the spark plug hole and noticed the intake valve was stuck opened. I taped it lightly but that didn't help so I soaked it with turbine oil then tapped again to no avail. Is there an way to fix this without tearing the head off?
__________________
White Company
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 10-17-2010, 01:13 PM
jklawncare's Avatar
jklawncare jklawncare is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 577
Rep Power: 6
jklawncare is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
if you can and your expierienced or comfortable remove whats covering the 2 valve springs

look and see if the washer has come off of the valve stem and if its damaged
this could be whats keeping it open

the springs may be tricky to handle without specialty tools but theres always a way and its not expensive if you find yourself not being able to get the spring in.

just make ure if you take out both vaves (no reason too) but if you do

label the springs
one will be longer than the other and if you mix the up thats not a good thing
__________________
Just Kut Lawn and Landscape
"Where Service is Always in Season"
Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-17-2010, 02:39 PM
jasonw's Avatar
jasonw jasonw is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,008
Rep Power: 8
jasonw is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jklawncare View Post
if you can and your expierienced or comfortable remove whats covering the 2 valve springs

look and see if the washer has come off of the valve stem and if its damaged
this could be whats keeping it open

the springs may be tricky to handle without specialty tools but theres always a way and its not expensive if you find yourself not being able to get the spring in.

just make ure if you take out both vaves (no reason too) but if you do

label the springs
one will be longer than the other and if you mix the up thats not a good thing
I know how to remove the valves and everything to get it fixed. My question is, Is there an easier way without disassembling the head and replacing head gasket? My worry is this is a nightmare motor and I am not yet sure if it runs anyway even if the valve was not stuck as I upgraded the intake and have yet to get it running. Id hate to dump time and money into it just to find out its shot anyway.

On that note its 5hp I think, I have a good running 2hp that will bolt right up in its lace. Do I have to worry about how the teeth and wheel mount to the crankshaft or are all smaller HP B&S pretty much the same? Will a 2hp even turn the wheel?
__________________
White Company
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-17-2010, 03:02 PM
fieroboi's Avatar
fieroboi fieroboi is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Camrose, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 142
Rep Power: 7
fieroboi is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jasonw View Post
Will a 2hp even turn the wheel?
If there is a 5hp motor on it now, a 2hp replacement would not work. I'm sure that your chipper may run with it, but it would not chip much or be so slow that it would be smarter to replace it with another 5hp motor.

Lloyd
Blue's YardFX
Camrose, AB
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-17-2010, 03:20 PM
jasonw's Avatar
jasonw jasonw is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,008
Rep Power: 8
jasonw is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks I have been considering this swap for a few months now but figured a 2hp would not be worth it. I just want the damn thing to run. My corn field is cut down and the old stalks are waiting to be shredded lol.
__________________
White Company
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-17-2010, 03:22 PM
jasonw's Avatar
jasonw jasonw is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,008
Rep Power: 8
jasonw is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jasonw View Post
Thanks I have been considering this swap for a few months now but figured a 2hp would not be worth it. I just want the damn thing to run. My corn field is cut down and the old stalks are waiting to be shredded lol.
That being said where can I get the info I need on the motor to get a new head gasket? All my engines have numbers on the PS sticker but this one just says "5HP"
__________________
White Company
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-18-2010, 11:48 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,223
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

If it hasnt run in a while. There might be a ton of things stuck in there with the old gas turning to a thick glue.

If it isnt running and you can take it apart, why not do it. I wouldn't sweat the gasket, i bet you can use some liquid gasket when you put it back together.


__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-22-2010, 01:00 PM
jasonw's Avatar
jasonw jasonw is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,008
Rep Power: 8
jasonw is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
If it hasnt run in a while. There might be a ton of things stuck in there with the old gas turning to a thick glue.

If it isnt running and you can take it apart, why not do it. I wouldn't sweat the gasket, i bet you can use some liquid gasket when you put it back together.


We are talking about a head gasket here. I am not sure liquid gasket will work will it? I dont even think its recommended to reuse it once the head is off.
__________________
White Company
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-23-2010, 08:02 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,223
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

I can't remember for sure if I have ever used it on a head gasket, but if it was something I wanted to take apart and quickly clean and throw back together, I would probably use it. If it leaked, I would simply replace it with a gasket.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Chipper Shredder vs Chipper Vac - or will I need both? Hedgemaster Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 27 09-18-2010 07:56 PM
WANTED Large chipper jasonw Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 1 08-26-2010 03:52 PM
Converting a Crafstman 7.5hp Chipper to a leaf vac firefighter5145 Community Assistance 3 11-06-2009 10:40 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
is craiglist good to...
JBENI
04-16-2015 11:11 AM
Yesterday 10:25 PM
by Wolf4dk
11 165
Pictures of commercial...
avetslawncare
04-01-2015 09:47 PM
Yesterday 09:35 PM
by avetslawncare
20 699
Could be great news for...
SC93
04-14-2015 11:06 PM
Yesterday 08:58 PM
by SC93
10 245
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
Yesterday 08:40 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
53 4,895
Am I missing something...
googus
04-11-2015 06:33 PM
Yesterday 08:01 PM
by avetslawncare
10 337
weed
avetslawncare
04-16-2015 07:56 PM
Yesterday 07:59 PM
by avetslawncare
3 64
Aerating / Dethaching...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
04-12-2015 07:53 PM
Yesterday 07:27 PM
by biglee
14 355
Hustler Raptor
SGL1
04-13-2015 09:27 PM
Yesterday 03:40 PM
by Just for Cuts
14 283
Hello
sonny54
04-16-2015 09:49 PM
Yesterday 03:10 PM
by Steve
1 41
Unreal
Chilehead
04-09-2015 09:12 PM
Yesterday 08:27 AM
by Chilehead
11 396
starting a lawn care...
JBENI
04-14-2015 09:03 AM
Yesterday 08:03 AM
by JBENI
14 344
Finally got a warehouse
avetslawncare
03-12-2015 07:52 PM
04-16-2015 07:52 PM
by avetslawncare
23 1,176
bidding a cemetery....
NPM_LLC
03-28-2015 10:56 AM
04-16-2015 03:49 PM
by Steve
20 797
New 14 x 7 Enclosed...
whitepropertydetail
04-15-2015 06:46 PM
04-16-2015 03:40 PM
by Steve
1 90
quick pic
joshlawncare
04-14-2015 07:49 PM
04-16-2015 03:38 PM
by Steve
3 157
older used dump trucks
SECTLANDSCAPING
09-22-2011 12:33 AM
04-16-2015 12:41 PM
by biglee
21 7,866
Tax Poll
Steve
04-15-2015 02:13 PM
04-15-2015 02:13 PM
by Steve
0 101
lawn care by Aj
aj10261984
04-14-2015 06:50 PM
04-15-2015 01:43 PM
by Steve
2 124
Contact last years...
googus
01-28-2015 08:13 AM
04-15-2015 12:54 PM
by SC93
7 1,119
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
04-15-2015 08:35 AM
by Bradcook21
7 801
trying to sign up for...
JBENI
04-14-2015 10:20 AM
04-14-2015 12:11 PM
by Steve
1 273
Charging customers for...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
04-14-2015 07:34 AM
04-14-2015 10:35 AM
by Steve
1 138
New member
Jdlandscaping,LLC
04-11-2015 03:24 PM
04-14-2015 05:45 AM
by Jdlandscaping,LLC
2 190
hello
oasis_greenscapes
04-01-2015 06:18 PM
04-13-2015 12:03 PM
by Steve
8 417
New Member
Greenturion
04-11-2015 02:00 PM
04-13-2015 11:59 AM
by Steve
1 151
Client with...
OldSalt
04-07-2015 09:47 PM
04-13-2015 11:57 AM
by Steve
8 358
Getting rid of "mulched...
Mr. Mow
04-12-2015 04:21 PM
04-13-2015 11:26 AM
by biglee
3 178
String trim BEFORE mow...
Mr. Mow
04-12-2015 08:13 AM
04-13-2015 11:11 AM
by biglee
7 284
Billing methods
jcurr33
03-26-2015 01:33 PM
04-13-2015 11:07 AM
by biglee
15 781
Landscape Fabric
CurbAppeal1
04-10-2015 03:58 PM
04-13-2015 08:02 AM
by Chilehead
4 236
I lost a long term...
Sprinkler Buddy
09-04-2011 02:24 PM
04-12-2015 04:27 PM
by Mr. Mow
17 3,846
Poll & Discussion...
CHEESE2009
09-16-2011 06:16 PM
04-12-2015 04:24 PM
by Mr. Mow
22 5,384
I'm Back With The Best...
aduttonater
02-21-2015 12:41 AM
04-10-2015 12:05 PM
by Just for Cuts
45 2,067
Snow removal contracts
CDLAWNCARE
03-31-2015 02:57 PM
04-10-2015 11:37 AM
by kslawn
6 431
Do you have medical...
Steve
09-10-2011 11:46 AM
04-10-2015 11:28 AM
by Steve
17 5,153
Shopping Centers
avetslawncare
04-07-2015 07:16 PM
04-10-2015 11:27 AM
by Steve
7 346
Leaf Vac's?
ABurlison
11-07-2007 10:18 PM
04-10-2015 06:12 AM
by RSE
14 5,643
Grass and Leaf vacuum
captain200
04-07-2015 07:05 PM
04-10-2015 06:02 AM
by RSE
4 300
Covering a landscape...
Dan Tanner
03-29-2015 09:01 AM
04-10-2015 06:00 AM
by Dan Tanner
19 905
I have a great idea!
biglee
04-05-2015 06:20 PM
04-09-2015 12:54 PM
by Steve
4 351
lawn care school
kevinburch48
04-09-2015 09:13 AM
04-09-2015 11:27 AM
by Steve
1 206
What do you suggest?
Growing Green
09-20-2011 09:56 AM
04-08-2015 03:09 PM
by Steve
8 3,078
Survey
Ducke
09-20-2011 07:27 PM
04-07-2015 11:33 PM
by SGL1
12 3,405
DOT Number
acrajchel
03-20-2015 05:56 PM
04-07-2015 10:55 PM
by SGL1
14 1,200
Avoiding Clients
CHEESE2009
09-08-2011 10:58 PM
04-07-2015 06:05 PM
by GLAN
24 6,356
Mass/New Hampshire...
jcurr33
04-06-2015 09:48 PM
04-07-2015 04:19 PM
by jcurr33
2 251
Ferris FW35 questions
Chilehead
03-10-2015 08:31 PM
04-07-2015 05:19 AM
by Chilehead
9 775
Dethatching attachments
jcurr33
03-29-2015 08:56 PM
04-06-2015 09:21 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
6 487
First estimates
jcurr33
04-04-2015 07:04 PM
04-06-2015 07:19 PM
by jcurr33
4 373
Bid on Mulch and...
TRBW2
04-03-2015 09:11 PM
04-06-2015 07:01 PM
by avetslawncare
7 444
» Popular Tags
ad landscaping aerocore apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate applying auger billy goat brushcutter blowout bush commercial contract help curb appeal services deliquentaccounts demonstration design ditches door hangers employee problems estimate facebook foreman google growing a lawn care business how to husqvarna hydraulic jobs john deere quik trac landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business seo lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo lawn mowing managing a lawn care business marketing marketing secrets mulch new mower patio install per hour service pricing pto secrets to landscaping seo shell shreaded snow plowing sq ft starting a lawn care business steep lawns theft toro toro grand stand tractor auger trailer trailer mate pro up sell employee web design website website design winterization wood wright stander rh www.greenturion.co.za
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:43 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:43 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy