PTO Assess Rebuild
I had posted in another thread all the difficulty I was having getting a B&S 18.5 HP Intek motor to crank past compression. The problem kind of fixed itself and now it cranks nicely and even starts. I did get some smoke coming from the front of the motor and I believe it is the PTO. It is possible that it was not adjusted correctly and could also have contributed to starting issues.
Since I probably decreased its life significantly in the little while it ran, is there a way to verify it still might work and possibly clean it up and replace the friction surface? I think backing off the adjustment nuts may have gone a long way toward making it work, but I decided to remove it and hopefully clean it up and make it usable again. Any suggestion on PTO evaluation, maintenance?
PTO is part# 180505.