Small Engine Repair

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by CBCNei, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. CBCNei

    CBCNei New Member

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    Greetings! First time at this web site and I hope I can find some help. My trusty MTD 5 hp rototiller picked up a rock and lodged it solidly between the tines and the cover above the tines. The motor made bad noises, lurched and stopped quickly. After I got the rock removed and the machine started again - usually on pull, many after this incident - the motor idles slowly and I had less tilling power than a toddler with a dinner fork. Perhaps this is a good time for me to begin learning about small engine repair. Perhaps not. Your thoughts are appreciated.

    Eric
     
  2. Farmer Willy

    Farmer Willy Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Try posting in the shop forum, see if any of those folks can help ya out.
     

  3. agmantoo

    agmantoo agmantoo Supporter

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    The flywheel on the small engine typically has an aluminum key. I am of the opinion that the key is partially sheared and that the timing is now off. You will have to remove the flywheel and replace the key if I am correct.
     
  4. MELOC

    MELOC Master Of My Domain

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    i bet agmantoo is right. that is actually a good thing. those keys are a good feature. it normally saves the shaft.