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dogboy

is this a big problem?

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dogboy
i checked out and fired up my new 1962 B&S 4hp today--its on a simplicity sno-away blower- theres a tin shroud over the head and carb, held on by 2 of the head bolts, i noticed a small amount of oil on the bolts, they may have not been tight enough, is this normal or is this a problem, the whole machine was covered with grease and oil when i got it.rather fix it now than do any damage later

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MPH
Certainly isn't normal. Did you have them off? Might find out the torque specs, I'd say pull them all, and retorque in proper sequence. MPH

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Cylinder head torque is roughly 90-100 inches, 7-1/2 - 8 pounds. Make sure bolts turn freely befroe retightening them or clean up tapped holes with a 5/16 NC tap. It's not uncommon for head bolts to loosen up. Maybe something spilled over on machine also if it has been sitting that long.

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