Calling everyone with small engines experiance! (Video update)

Ok I decided to rip into my tractor today because I was bored. I knew if I ripped into the actual cylinder that it would probably look pretty horrible with the way I drive my tractor. Needless to say I was right...

I want someone to tell me what I can do with this!! I have it sitting open like it is in the pictures right now and I don't wanna put it back together until someone looks at it!. Also, how do I check that the valves are working right?

Can someone PLEASE look at this asap?? Also does anyone know what I could clean the cylinder top and the cover with?? Would varsol paint thinner be a bad idea because of the gasket??

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 if its sputtering more than likely its the carb try messing with the screws and throttle control a little. It may just need a little tuning.  Or if you've done repairs to it in the past you may not have placed the cam and/or timing gears back in the case properly
Punkguyta (author)  LetsExplodeSomething7 years ago
 I'm actually starting to think it might need a new camshaft....
 how so gears slipping?

lemonie7 years ago
I say just put it back together. If there wasn't anything wrong with it leave it alone. Varsol should be OK if you don't let it penetrate anything, if it runs fine your valves must be OK.

Punkguyta (author)  lemonie7 years ago
 Ohhhh but there is LOTS wrong with this engine. For one, I have to constantly adjust the bowl screw, and I can run the machine for 2 hours cutting grass, but if I start revving it (I have a manual throttle lever for driving :P) then it starts sputtering out on me until I adjust the screw AGAIN.

I really have no idea what the hell is wrong with the engine. I tried varsol on the head and the cylinder plate and it did like nothing.. maybe if they were soaked but I doubt even then it would help, I need the power of tools!
This is a fuel problem I think - it's the carb' that needs attention.

Punkguyta (author)  lemonie7 years ago
 I'm gonna post up a youtube video in a little bit, keep checking back lemonie, or I'll PM you maybe.
.  Yep. Sounds like a fuel/carb problem to me, too.
Missing the pictures...  
Punkguyta (author)  killerjackalope7 years ago
 Now is it?!?
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