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PostSubject: 2004 18.5 ELS slow crank   2004 18.5 ELS slow crank Icon_minitimeNovember 29th 2013, 11:53 am

well, its back at it. a few of yall know that ive been having problems with my 04' briggs ELS 18.5 horse. it cranks slow, even with a truck battery directly to the starter. i can turn it over easily by hand so its not compression related. i have torn down ALL electrical, cleaned every connection on this POS. Even tore down the starter. It cleared up for about a week, then yesterday i went to start it so i could move it, same ol' stuff. any ideas? i am ready to tow this thing to the road with a free sign on it. now i see why the guy gave it to us (we aquired it for free)...
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PostSubject: I have the same one   2004 18.5 ELS slow crank Icon_minitimeJanuary 29th 2014, 2:39 pm

I have the same engine a little bit older and have had the same prob. What I have to do I haven't used it for more then 2 days or so. After that I have to put up to the big tractor and jump it with tons of starter fluid for 2 or so min.
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PostSubject: Re: 2004 18.5 ELS slow crank   2004 18.5 ELS slow crank Icon_minitimeJanuary 29th 2014, 3:44 pm

mine got towed out into the woods, where it still sits. im just going to replace the starter
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PostSubject: Re: 2004 18.5 ELS slow crank   2004 18.5 ELS slow crank Icon_minitimeJanuary 29th 2014, 3:49 pm

adjust the valves
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PostSubject: Re: 2004 18.5 ELS slow crank   2004 18.5 ELS slow crank Icon_minitimeJanuary 29th 2014, 4:15 pm

Yep adjust the valves ^
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PostSubject: Re: 2004 18.5 ELS slow crank   2004 18.5 ELS slow crank Icon_minitimeJanuary 29th 2014, 5:38 pm

Tractorreed wrote:
jump it with tons of starter fluid for 2 or so min.

If it takes 2 minutes of cranking with a spitload of ether, something is wrong with your engine. The bad news is, it's getting worse. DON'T DO THIS!
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PostSubject: Re: 2004 18.5 ELS slow crank   2004 18.5 ELS slow crank Icon_minitimeJanuary 29th 2014, 5:44 pm

Doc Sprocket wrote:
Tractorreed wrote:
jump it with tons of starter fluid for 2 or so min.

If it takes 2 minutes of cranking with a spitload of ether, something is wrong with your engine. The bad news is, it's getting worse. DON'T DO THIS!

goodbye piston rings and valves
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PostSubject: 2004 18.5 ELS slow crank   2004 18.5 ELS slow crank Icon_minitimeJanuary 29th 2014, 6:08 pm

for sure 2004 18.5 ELS slow crank Affraid
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