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Accessing Snapper cylinder head

Hi, gang.

My buddy has a Snapper 175246E with a 7.5 hp Briggs and Stratton. I think he's blown the head gasket but I can't figure out a way to get access to the cylinder head.

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Here is a link to the engine service manual to help you.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...ylinderOHV.pdf

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I'm not anticipating trouble getting the cylinder head off the engine--I'm having trouble getting the housing away from the engine . . . .
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I'm not anticipating trouble getting the cylinder head off the engine--I'm having trouble getting the housing away from the engine . . . .
You have to remove a bunch of stuff before you can get to the head. Gas tank, snowcowling, muffler, carb and intake manifold, throttle plate (under the tank), valve cover and by the time all that is off, you will find the fasteners for the shrouds and other doodads. There are a bunch of layers. Don't forget to get replacement gaskets for intake and exhaust and valve cover while you getting the head gasket. Chances are, if you have new gaskets available, the old ones will be fine. If you don't have new ones handy, the old ones will all break. (thanks Murphy). Don't forget a torque wrench for reinstalling the head.

That manual mentions all the stuff that needs to come off in Section 6, but they don't go into detail as to how to remove each piece.

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