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should I hone my briggs 8 hp 190707

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I need to rebuild my briggs but do you hone a aluminum cylinder? And I had a exhaust seat fall out , can I use the green lock-tight "sleve retainer" and peen it in ? I work on diesel engines for a living ,but this thing is very small to me. Thanks for any help !![A href='brent@kconline.com']brent@kconline.com[/a]

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JonetteP
Hi Brent, we hone many aluminum cylinders. The key to doning this is to use say a 500 grit stone set, and use mineral spirits to keep the stones from loading up. Do not use clean mineral spirits, we have a little oil in ours to keep the fluid from cleaning too well. Next, rinse the whole thing very well with mineral spirits to make sure it is very clean. Then use dish soap and water to give a really good cleaning. The dish soap releases any oil deposits from the cylinder and block. After you have the engine assembled and running, change oil after about 15-20-minutes. Then go about 45 minutes, then a hour and a half. These initial changes are done with no load. It is only to get the break in debree out of the engine. Next, do one mowing of about an hour and change oil again. Now you are finally to the point where you can go back to regular oil change intervals. Name of the game. No filter== change oil often. Hope this helps Neal

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You will have a problem with that valve seat,locktite will just melt under extreme heat.Put it back in and steak it wth a punch all the way around alum to seat it. Even then its only a temp. fix a new block is best,,

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