Model #917377042 CRAFTSMAN Walk Behind Lawnmower, Gas

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Q:

Valve cover gasket compound 917.377042

A:

Thanks for the inquiry and for being a valued member.

I use and recommend Permatex RTV silicone gasket maker. There are a few different options. I would recommend going with the RTV Blue which is heat resistant up to about 500 degrees, or you could go Ultra Black oil resistant. It's also rated to about 500 degrees. These are widely available and can be picked up from a local automotive store. 

I hope this helps and thanks for using SearsPartsDirect.com. We appreciate your business. 

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
June 08, 2015
Q:

Ignition coil 917377042 Craftsman Mower

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Thanks for the inquiry and for using SearsPartsDirect.com. 
Based upon the Honda engine used on the Craftsman mower, the flywheel air gap should be set to .016". 
To help out, I have linked below a piece of literature you can refer to on setting the air gap for the engine. 

Flywheel Air Gap for Model GCV-160 Engines

Hope this helps and thanks for using SearsPartsDirect.com. We appreciate your business. 

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
July 24, 2014
Q:

question about mower carburetor

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Hi,

Thanks for contacting ManageMyLife.  I understand how frustrating it is having trouble with your appliance.

To help keep the gasket supple you could use a slight layer of lithium grease on both sides.   

Please feel free to let me know if you need further assistance. We are always here to help.

Thank you for using ManageMyLife.com.

Bill

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Bill__W -
Sears Technician
November 26, 2013

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