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2016/09/24 20:15:08 (permalink)
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B&S 5.5 550 engine

I have a fairly new 5.5 550 edger that started to smoke out of the exhaust and does not like to run. Oil level is perfect. Took plug out and belt off and turned over but stiff. Popped head off, same thing. No scores in cylinder. Any ideas on tight engine?
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    Re: B&S 5.5 550 engine 2016/09/25 15:21:36 (permalink)
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    Still under warranty?
    What color smoke, how much smoke and when does it start?
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    Re: B&S 5.5 550 engine 2016/09/25 20:45:47 (permalink)
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    Not under warranty. B&S stuff breaks down one day after warranty. Smoke looks blue I think, coming from under the muffler or bottom of engine. How come I cant find exact specs for the 10t802 engine. I have the B&S repair book but it was printed before my engine was made.
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    Re: B&S 5.5 550 engine 2016/09/26 14:56:27 (permalink)
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    So is it burning inside the cylinder or is their a oil leak near muffler, not sure?
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    Re: B&S 5.5 550 engine 2016/09/26 16:54:18 (permalink)
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    Hard to say but never the less, its hard to turn over with the head off. Something is tight. Cylinder looks good.
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    Re: B&S 5.5 550 engine 2016/09/26 20:14:09 (permalink)
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    May have to take apart to find the problem with it being tight.
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    Re: B&S 5.5 550 engine 2016/09/26 23:02:24 (permalink)
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    Can i chuck the governor parts inside the engine? I have a cable attached to the throttle
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