Techumseh 5 hp power sport Timing

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I have a techumseh 5hp powersport, I had over revved it and belw the govener gear into bits, I had to take it apart for removal and the crank hung down and skipped a few teeth on the cam and now it runs very poorly, while running there is almost a solid mist of gasoline coming out of the carb, how would i adjust timing correctly? do I find tdc and make sure both valves are closed?
 

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There is usually a mark on the crank gear and a mark on the cam gear that need to be lined up. I use a business card to set coil gap between flywheel. It also works on car points in a pinch. :thumbsup:
 

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thank you, if it doesnt have one/ doesnt fix the problem what may it be? bad spark, sparking to late? sparking to early? not sparking? ive had this happen to other engines so i get tired of em and use em for parts, this is one of the first engines im actually trying to take care of
 

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Lining up timing marks on crank and cam needs to be job #1, too far out and a valve goes through the top of a piston. Then check to see if you bent the pushrods at all. Then a compression test to make sure the valves aren't now crooked, and they're seating properly.
 

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Red Beard's Garage is a trusted Youtube site for working on gokarts. Check the link below for how to change out a OEM connecting rod for a proper billet rod, then about the 14:50 minutes mark he shows the timing marks for putting the cam back in. Check the matchup of the marks on your cam and crank accordingly.................
Predator 212 Stage 2 Install ~ Billet Rod, Billet Flywheel & Mod2 Cam - YouTube
 
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