When you are overhauling your Tecumseh engine or want to turn in into a racing engine, you will need to know the proper way to remove the speed restrictive governor from the engine. The governor is bolted into the engine block next to the flywheel on top of the engine. When the flywheel spins too fast, the governor flap will blow away form the flywheel, pulling the throttle linkage it is connected to down and decelerating the engine. Remember that removing the governor will void the engine's warranty.
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Things you need
- Wrench set
Unscrew the bolts holding the metal shroud over the flywheel on the engine. Use the appropriate-sized wrenches to remove the bolts. Pull the shroud off of the engine.
Locate the governor bolted next to the flywheel. The governor is a small plastic flap that has a single bolt holding it to the engine block and a spring running from the flap to the carburettor's throttle linkage.
Unscrew the bolt holding the governor to the engine block with the appropriate-sized wrench. Unhook the spring attached to the flap from the throttle linkage. Remove the governor from the engine.
Replace the engine shroud and tighten it into place.
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