Responder a:Adjusting valves on a 17 hp briggs & stratton motorI see alot of advice here, some of it being verbatim Briggs and Stratton specs and procedures and some being, to put it politely, a slightly improvised version. I would suggest that you always initially stick with what the manufacturer has published making sure that you check for the latest revisions and any service bulletins that apply to your specific model. Valuable hacks may exist, but this is how I look at it. Who knows more about a product than the people who designed, manufactured, sell, and provide tecnical support.
Responder a:Multimeter continuous beeping in continuity modeI hate it for you buddy, but I thinks it’s gone. Like you, I'm not sure what is causing it to continously indicate continuity regardless of the leads even being connected or not. I think I know what caused it in the forst place though. I probably monmentarily connected to a circuit intending to measure for voltage but failed to adjust the DMM measurement settings from ohlms to voltage. It's an easy mistake to make. I have always heard that it is one of the worst things you can do to one. I must have been fresh out of luck this time. My advise to you is not what you would like to hear. Don't waist your time and money and hopes on trying your troubleshooting skills on a possible fix. If you somehow did happen to isolate the problem, attempting a fix is ultimatly going to result in failure. That sounds a bit pessimistic but, really, it's not if your goal is to minimize the negative impact of accidently frying your only DMM. Seriously though, I screwed around with mine for almost a half an hour to no avail. In th...