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Question by  gromgorn (14)

How do you time a 6.5hp Briggs and Straton push mower?

My lawn mower engine needs timing.


Answer by  John85 (42)

Many times the timing can be easily adjusted by removing the spark plug and cleaning it. The spark plug can be removed with the correct tool and then wiped off with a towel.


Answer by  eldergeek (473)

Spark timing is set with the flywheel key while the valve timing is set by lining up the timing marks on the crankshaft and cam.


Answer by  Kozmo (286)

The engine cowling has to be removed, and the flywheel nut taken off. At that point you will be able to see if the keyways are aligned or not. If they are not the flywheel will have to come off and the key replaced. This should help you time your motor.


Answer by  JR82 (28)

Marks are on the crank gear, the came gear on the crank its a small line on the cam its A dot or dimple both are stamped in the metal.


Answer by  bobk (10)

Remove the shroud and then the flywheel from the engine. Next make sure the points are gapped properly. When you install the flywheel use a new crank key.

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