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onebadfish

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onebadfish
I was doing a final cut on the grass yesterday with the sunrunner(8hp B&S)When it made a noise that would surely bring a relative out of a coma. I tried to restart it and it spins freely...too freely like it has no compression. I inspected the outside of the engine and the block isn't ventilated. Can someone tell me what likely happened? I am thinking connecting rod or wrist pin? I have never been inside a small engine and am trying to determine if a tear down is in order. Oil level was full.

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MPH
Pull the plug out and insert a screwdriver in til you hit the piston. Turn it over by hand, if the screwdriver moves your still connected. Could be a valve but from your description of the noise sounds like your piston is disconnected.

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goatfarmer
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I was doing a final cut on the grass yesterday with the sunrunner(8hp B&S)When it made a noise that would surely bring a relative out of a coma.
I hate when that happens....

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simplicity707
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Originally posted by goatfarmer
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I was doing a final cut on the grass yesterday with the sunrunner(8hp B&S)When it made a noise that would surely bring a relative out of a coma.
I hate when that happens....
LOL!

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