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Have an older model engine is back firing thru carb engine

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have an older model engine is back firing thru carb engine is running commpresor
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Make and model of engine? Backfiring is sign of valve open when the spark occurs. Have the valves been checked?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It is a brigs and Stratton engine how do I free up the valves with out pulling head
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Flat head engine? Valves are in the cylinder block, and the springs are accessed through the vent cover, behind the carburetor . You would want to check the valves for clearance.

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