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I would definitely keep the WA. Consider this. I can’t remember, but I currently have six or seven Q models, but have only ever found one WA.
I think I'm definitely going to keep the WA and sell the Q as parts/repair. How much do Q's usually go for? This one is is nice shape overall except that the rod doesn't spin on the crank as easily as it should. Probably easy to ream it out but I don't have the tools to do that.I would definitely keep the WA. Consider this. I can’t remember, but I currently have six or seven Q models, but have only ever found one WA.
I just noticed a Model Q on EnginAds that evidently does not have a low oil seized, snapped and brazed rod. Maybe could get that and combine the two?
Ok that makes sense. I'll see if I can buy some in bulk.Detergent oils suspend dirt in the oil to be filtered out by a filter, which these engines do not have. Non-detergent oils let the dirt fall to the bottom of the oil pan.
check with Walmart in the oil section close to where the chainsaw bar oil is and so forth.I think the 30weight hd oil is beside of it..They carry a non detergent 30weitght oil in the super tech lable.Seems to work on the stuff I use it on.About any oil now adays is cleaner than the oil was back then.Ok that makes sense. I'll see if I can buy some in bulk.
On another note, I was messing with the carb on the WA (Tillotson M18a) and I realized the one jet (low speed I think) was screwed all the way in and the other was the only one being used. Does anyone know how far out I should turn the screws? I usually start at around 1.5 turns each for most engines but this one I have no idea, the one jet was about 3/4 turn out and the other was screwed all the way in
Thanks, I'll print that out for future reference. Retorqued the rod bolts, adjusted the valves, and cleaned the valves off. Now my squeak is gone and it's purring like a kitten. I can't believe how smooth it is, especially for a huge single cylinder!