Garden Tractor Forums banner

1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Tractorholic
Joined
·
142 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Last week i was cutting down my neighbors tree for a case of beer. i had the massey 1655 and my big trailer, taking the logs back down my hill. ( steep hill and the massey crawls down her ). To make a long story short, my last trip of wood, the engine just went bang and stopped and would not start. after an hour, it started up but only one cylinder. Thinking bad spark plug, changed them out still the same. I took the breather off and tried to start and had fire shooting out of the carb. Then i noticed i was missing a screw that holds the metal breather to the carb and the other two screws where loose to. It's my fault i never used lock washers or 545 lock tight, live and learn and i hope the engine is ok.
 

·
Member
Joined
·
378 Posts
What happened is that the screw got sucked into the intake valve and jamed it open. I hope. You better hope that it didn't go all the way into the cylinder.

I had this same problem with an Onan in a Rounder skid steer. What I did was I got a lockong star washers, they were the style that has jagged teeth all the way around it like a saw. Regular lock washers still has the chance to loosen up under the vibrations of the engine.
 

·
Tractorholic
Joined
·
8,348 Posts
Sorry to hear what happned .Hope it didn't damage your engine and you can get it back together without too much $$$ , Al
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
14,167 Posts
Ouch!, that's a nasty surprise. I hope it's not too much work or $ to set it right!
 

·
Freedom is not Free. Thank those in uniform for yo
Joined
·
8,677 Posts
Man I hate it when that happens. Sorry to hear about the misfortune, hopefully you can get it fixed without to much trouble.
 

·
Certified Wheel Horse Nut
Joined
·
817 Posts
Hope you are able to fix the problem soon!
 

·
Tractorholic
Joined
·
142 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
all is good. I took off the left head and never hurt the gasket. i could see the bottom of the screw sticking out of the intake, but the head on the screw was to big to come right threw. So i got out my dremel and cut a piece off the head of the screw. it took a while, but the surgery was successful.
 

·
Freedom is not Free. Thank those in uniform for yo
Joined
·
8,677 Posts
Good to hear surgery went well for ya.
 
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
Top