The engine cover is cracked, will this affect the performance?
I dropped my hammer on my engine and now the cover is cracked exposing the engine parts. Is this bad for the engine?
Briggs & Stratton 190cc Model 120000 Quantum 675 Series Lawn Mower Engine. Released February 2011. For Toro 6.75 ft-lb torque Lawn Mower.
The plastic cover on the top of the engine is mostly for appearances, so if it is cracked it should not be a problem. However, the middle section of the cover is designed to act as a small filter so that big items do not get in the engine, so if this portion of the cover is completely broken, you may want to think about replacing it.