How To Tilt Mower
You’ll find useful resources on this page, tips, links to tools, parts and supplies required to complete your repair.
Yes, tilting or turning your mower over on the wrong side can cause some problems, none serious but seriously inconvenient.
The most dramatic symptom of tilting your mower to the wrong side is a cloud of white smoke. Other symptoms include, leaking oil from the muffler, leaking gas, no start, starts but stumbles, stiff pull cord.
In this video I’ll show you how to side step this common error.
Tools & parts
To nail this procedure you may need the following tools, parts and supplies..
Ratchet Tool Set
Before we can do anything, we'll need tools. I've selected this set as I own some Craftsman tools and while I have worn some out, they did do a lot of work. So I expect this set will last the occasional user quite a long time.
This set carries both metric and standard sockets and that's important, because some mowers will have both type of fastener sizes. Set includes spark plug sockets. Picture links to Amazon.com
Gas Line Clamp
Teng 1/2 Torque wrench, fantastic tool I use it every day and mine is still going strong. A torque wrench is advised for tightening components such as flywheel nuts and blades. The torque spec of these components is very important. Picture links to Amazon.com
If you are considering buying a torque wrench, definitely check out my review of Teng torque wrench.