Model #917271635 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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I am replacing my head gasket on my craftsmen tractor. Do I need to put the bolts back in a particular order and do I need a torque wrench? 917.271635

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Based upon this 31000 series Briggs & Stratton OHV engine, Briggs recommends tightening the head bolts on a cross-pattern with the torque at 220 Ft/Lbs. A torque wrench will be needed to get the proper torque. 

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
October 18, 2014
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Torque at 220 Ft/Lbs seems like a lot. Perhaps 220 in/lbs would be closer. Otherwise, you may need helicoil inserts and/or bolt extractors.

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mike -
October 23, 2014
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transaxle grease 917271635 Craftsman Lawn tractor

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The grease that was originally used by the manufacturer is Bentonite grease. However, you could probably be just fine using a 00 (double ought) grease. We would recommend using the grease that was originally used.

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
October 15, 2014
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mower jerks when engaged, taking brake off 917271635 Craftsman Lawn tractor

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May 14, 2014

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