Victa Disassembly Guide Part III – Chassis

Tools/Parts Required PliersSocket Wrench – 11mm SocketAdjustable SpannerFlat Head Screwdriver Step 1. Remove the back wheels by first removing the plastic cover then the e-clip which holds them in place, they may now slide off the shaft. the front wheels may be removed by the same method, however if you would like to completely remove the […]

Remove Victa Blade Boss

  Tools/Parts Required. Anvil Hammer WD-40/Lubricant Step 1. Remove the engine from the lawn mower (click here for a tutorial). When looking at the blade boss you will notice on one side there is a hole, fill this with WD-40. Step 2 Place the boss over the anvil and hit it with a hammer, rotating […]

Victa Disassembly Part II

Tools/Parts Required Phillips Head ScrewdriverSmall Wooden BlockRagSocket Wrench – 10mm & 12mm SocketVicta Crank Pin ToolAnvilHammer Step 1. Undo the two Phillips head screws that hold the carburetor manifold to the engine block. Step 2 Undo the decompressor using the appropriate spanner. Step 3 Remove the spark plug boot and undo the 4 bolts that hold the […]

Victa Disassembly Part I

Tools/Parts Required Phillips Head ScrewdriverPliersFlat Head ScrewdriverSocket Wrench – 24mm Socket Step 1. Begin by removing the screwing holding the top cover, unplug the fuel hose and remove the top cover altogether. Remove the muffler from the front of the engine by using a screwdriver to disconnect the 2 clips (top and bottom) holding it in place. Step […]

Victa Big End Bearing Replacement

Tools/Parts Required Hammer20mm Or 3/4 SocketReplacement Big End Bearing Step 1. Remove the conrod from the engine and place it in a vice (no need to remove the piston). Place the socket inline with the old bearing and tap it with a hammer to remove the old bearing (heating the conrod may make things easier if […]

Victa Engine Removal

Tools/Parts Required Socket Wrench – 12 & 24mm SocketsPhillips Head Screwdriver Step 1. Either disconnect the fuel line and remove the top cover or empty fuel from the mower before turning it onto its side. Step 2 Remove the blade carrier with blades attached by undoing the bolt in its center, which holds it in place (use […]

Blade Boss Removal

Tools/Parts Required Two Jaw PullerBolt or Cylindrical Picec Of MetalSocket (To fit size of Two Jaw PullersPipe Wrench or Locking Pliers Step 1. Place bolt/piece of metal into the hole in the middle of the boss. Ensure that the diameter of the bolt/metal doesn’t exceed the size of the hole (it needs to sit inside). Step […]

Cylinder Honing

Tools/Parts Required Cylinder Honing Tool, 100MM length, Must fit bore 61.5cmElectric Drill Step 1. Disassemble mower down to an empty clean bore. Step 2 Please note it is important that a cross hatch pattern is left after honing the bore this helps bed in the new rings, this can be achieved by moving the hone in […]

Victa Head Gasket Replacement

Tools/Parts Required Replacement Head GasketSharp ChiselSanding Block and Sandpaper – between 200-600 Grit Depending On Condition Of Surfaces.Socket Wrench – 8mm, 12mm & 13mm Sockets Step 1. Remove fuel hose and top cover. Step 2 Remove cylinder head by loosening the four 12 mm bolts, sometimes these are 13 mm. Step 3 Once the head is […]

Victa Piston & Rings – Part 2

Tools/Parts Required Piston Ring CompressorSmall RagFlat Head ScrewdriverSocket Wrench – 8mm, 12mm & 13mm SocketsWD-40/LubricantAdjustable WrenchNeedle Nose PliersStandard PliersVicta Rebuild KitLocking Pliers Step 1. Inspect the bore. Only severely damaged bores require honing, most will be fine with a new piston and rings. Sometimes the exhaust port has carbon build-up that should be removed before a […]

Victa Piston & Rings – Part 1

Tools/Parts Required Small RagFlat Head ScrewdriverSocket Wrench – 8mm, 12mm & 13mmLocking PliersStandard PliersNeedle Nose PliersVicta Rebuild KitWD40/Lubricant Step 1. Remove fuel hose & top cover bolts Step 2 Use your 12mm socket wrench to remove the starter, be careful not to lose the rubber seal located on the underside of the starter. Step 3 Next, […]

Compression Testing

Tools/Parts Required Spark Plug SpannerCompression Tester Step 1. Firstly we remove the spark plug; then screw in the compression tester. Step 2 Next pull the starter cord 4-5 times to get an accurate reading. Anything above 80 psi is great, anything less and it’s likely your piston and rings need replacing.