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Rod-connecting 494504S

Part Number: 494504S
Briggs and StrattonToro
Availability: In Stock
Price: $108.87
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*This part replaces obsolete part #: 494504.

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Description:
This part is an OEM from Briggs & Stratton. The connecting rod (standard) is compatible with many lawn and garden engines, and is sold individually. The heavy-duty metal item fastens the engine piston and crankshaft. For the repair, you will need a screwdriver, pliers and a wrench set.
Compatibility

This part is compatible with the following machines:

Toro
Briggs and Stratton
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Products Compatibility

This item works with the following types of products:

  • • Engine
  • • Lawn Tractor

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Repair Instructions: Submitted by Customers Like You
4 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Lawn Tractor
Parts Used:
Gasket-cylinder Head - 271866S
Gasket-crkcse/015 - 692226
Ring Set-std - 696403
Seal-oil - 291675S
Rod-connecting - 494504S
Repair Difficulty:
Medium
Time Spent Repairing:
More than 2 hours
Tools Used:
Screwdriver, Pliers, Socket set, Wrench Set, Nutdriver, Impact wrench.
The engine seized
I disassembled the engine. I discovered that the rod had seized to the crank, but I had shut it down before the rod broke. I soaked the aluminum off from the crank using oven cleaner and then polished the crank in a lathe. I marked all the parts and found the engine to be in spec, so I installed the rings, slid the piston home, torqued the rod to spec and turned the engine over to check for binding. It was fine, so I torqued the rest of the crankcase and head to spec. After reinstalling the engine to the tractor I added oil and fuel and it fired it up. I let it run for a couple minutes keeping an eye on things. It seemed fine so I took it out mowing. I like to break an engine in under load with out abusing it, so I put it under a varying load at various throttle settings. After about an hour of this, it had quit smoking and was running nicely.

One additional thing I did that doesn't pertain to the original problem is bring the valves to spec. On this engine, the stems have to be ground a bit at a time. I also tapped the valves to the seats. I consider the project a success. The parts come with any unusual techniques or specs needed to do this.
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