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Shannon Offline OP
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It seems that I'm regularly adjusting the gap between the clutch body and the engine. It's quite annoying when i'm cutting the lawn and suddenly i feel the vibration becomes strong. When this happens, the clutch body has moved closer to the engine and i have to readjust it. I usually set the gap between 5mm to 7mm between the clutch body and the engine. Will this be the correct gap ? If yes, is there something else i should check to prevent this from moving from time to time ?.

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Snannon, if this is happening, you quite likely have something flogged out in the engine side clutch half. There are 2 types of clutch half - those with a single bolt and key, and those with a couple of set screws.

If its moving in and out, then there is play. I have seen so many motors with flogged out crankshaft keyways that I would suggest you remove the motor (or disassemble the clutch) to have a good look for issues. The clutch half will likely have an oversize (flogged out) hole.

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Shannon Offline OP
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Thanks Tyler. I will attempt to check this out and get some photos.


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