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    17AFCACT010 Hydro

    We need to start a "5=ish" club. Lmao.
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    17AFCACT010 Hydro

    Man, that stuck all over it. Customer thought I was a genius. LMAO.. Little does he know I'm a 5 on my best days. :rolleyes:
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    17AFCACT010 Hydro

    You're a genius man. The arm connects to a cable that was froze up, not allowing the brake to release. I just had to pull on the brake itself to free it up. Afterwards, I sprayed some grafite down through the metal tubing that the cable slides through, and that helped a lot. I sprayed some...
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    17AFCACT010 Hydro

    I see what you mean, #55 on this diagram. This diagram is grainy.
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    It's Offical. Briggs files Chapter 11.

    IIRC, I got the UN/PW and submitted something. I think I got a confirmation email. It's been so long, I can't remember a lot of the details about it. Just that I got frustrated because of my errors and not being able to correct them. Gonna check to see if it's still on my computer. I may have...
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    It's Offical. Briggs files Chapter 11.

    IIRC you posted a business program that you used. I downloaded it, but couldn't get through the sign up part of it. I misspelled my name or something and it wouldn't let me change it. And a couple of other issue.
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    17AFCACT010 Hydro

    The park brakes are the arms themselves, pushed all the way out. Seeing as there's no movement at all, in forward or reverse, the brakes would have to be extremely locked. Example: On my pick up, when I have the emergency brake on, with it in gear, if I mash the gad a little, the truck still...
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    It's Offical. Briggs files Chapter 11.

    LoL. When I get an order in, I'm still writing price on it as I check off the order count. PO's, (purchase orders) isn't something I can see a point in. Having only a few places I get.my parts from, I let them keep all that info. As in stens, I can go back to the first of the year and see...
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    17AFCACT010 Hydro

    Looking for advice on how to diagnose this RH hydro. When I push the handle forward or backwards, it doesn't do anything, except whines a lot. It sounds like it's locked up. The other side does perfect. The belt could be a little loose, but since there's only one belt, I'm pretty sure it's...
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    It's Offical. Briggs files Chapter 11.

    @bertsmobile1 I'm trying to build up my parts. But it's tough starting from scratch. Seriously starting with nothing. When I moved in with my dad, I helped him with a lot of the money I made at my shop in Arkansas. Then I found this shop in a town 80 miles away and gave my new live in some to...
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    It's Offical. Briggs files Chapter 11.

    A few months ago, Stens had a $50 limit on free shipping. I was ordering like crazy. Now, I find myself getting OEM stuff from Amazon because I can't seem to get to the $150 mark. I'll have say $100 worth of parts in the Stens cart. Then need a part they don't have, but Amazon does. So, I'll put...
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    It's Offical. Briggs files Chapter 11.

    I wished I had the money to come check out you and your operation. Sounds like you have it "going on, " as we say up here. BTW, I've noticed that many of Stens "packs" aren't all that much cheaper than individuals. Trying to increase my on hand parts is getting expensive. Finding that I need...
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    It's Offical. Briggs files Chapter 11.

    @bertsmobile1 , when do you sleep? Australia must have like 36hrs in one day. LoL. Seriously, what you do and how you do it, to get all that done in one day/night, makes me think you're very good at what you do. Knowledge and experience cuts repair times way down. I spend much of my time...
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    Stabil for Gasoline Storage?

    If you're on an island maybe. We spent two weeks without power in arkansas a few months ago. Power lines down all over the county, and other counties. In fact, there was some power outages all over the south. But, not everywhere. We had to drive like 20 miles to a gas station to get gas for our...
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    Stabil for Gasoline Storage?

    Seafoam top lube is the only thing I use on 2 cy. carbs. A little dab will do ya. I can't say I've ever stored gas for any reason. Even at home, since gas stations are on every corner, why bother storing it? Unused equipment gets ran at least once a month, usually until there's no gas in...
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    Stabil for Gasoline Storage?

    Around here, (east Texas) it goes from the refinery to the gas station. The two gas stations across from the shop has at least one truck a week refilling their supply.
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    Walbro aftermarkets

    I'm looking in the catalog, and not seeing the Walbro style. I'm seeing the nikki style. I suppose that's what you're talking about? What am I missing? Maybe we have different catalogs. I'll post part numbers tomorrow.
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    Great conversation piece

    I got'r fired up and running. She actually runs pretty good. I'm hoping to sell it before I have to replace anything. lol. Any offers?
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    SRM225, runs fine, then not

    It held 7lbs for the 5 minutes I pressure tested it. Also something I noticed, nothing really changes now about the L side. It idles fine, even when it's completely closed.
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    SRM225, runs fine, then not

    New NGK BPM8Y plug, fuel line, filter and cleaned the spark arrestor. Had to removed the little plugs in the carb so I could adjust it. Got it started, adjusted it what I think is spot on. It idled pretty smooth, had lot of power on the WOT. Let it sit for about 10 minutes and it fired right...
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    Great conversation piece

    Is this 08S a 50;1 mix? I've read on here, IIRC, about things that was used before the mix ratio's of today came about.
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    Walbro aftermarkets

    The vice is for more leverage? As far as Stent goes, none of the part numbers for both of these common walbro carbs are listed online. I even checked the capable part numbers and nothing came up. Maybe I should resort to the catalog instead of the website.
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    Great conversation piece

    I seen one like this Ebay for $500. Wishful thinking on his part?
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    Walbro aftermarkets

    Never? Well I will, once. Maybe even twice, BY GOD!!! LoL. ;) Seriously wanting both of these old things out of the shop and got into a hurry. After so much, one gets to thinking, "This has got to be the last problem." Both of these have proved me wrong a couple of times now.
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    Great conversation piece

    I picked up an 08S from a customer the other day. I haven't done anything with it yet. Not even tried to start it. Seems these old saws are heavy and not very powerful. But it looks cool.
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    XT1 doesn't move forward or reverse

    The fluid, what part of the mower was it under, the engine or transmission. The neutral lever, does it actually move the lever coming out of the transmission?
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    kohler command pro 23hp runs rough

    Was thinking water in the gas too. Experience has taught me to drain several ounces gas from the entire tank fuel line during all carb cleanings. It's a bich to R & R a carb, only to find water still in the lines.
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    kohler command pro 23hp runs rough

    Is it black smoking when it's dying.
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    Cracked shaft on flywheel

    I had of these a few months ago. It actually wideneed the gap in the crankshaft keyway. I wrapped the new flywheel key a couple of rounds with tin foil. Customer hasn't called me back. So I guess it's still good. His key was stretched and bent out of shape, instead of breaking.
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    PTO Switch Melting

    Did you get a quality switch? Or a cheaphone one from amazon?
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    Walbro aftermarkets

    Honestly, I'm not this with 99% of my customers. But she's an old widow woman, with a fairly big horse ranch, where she's broke and trained horses almost her entire life. Now everything she has is falling down around her. The young guy she hired, robbed her blind for drug money. Sometimes I...
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    Is this rare? Or just rare to me?

    Darn'dest thing, I just got another one in this week. Only difference is this last one doesn't have the high/low trans.
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    Walbro aftermarkets

    Yes, I have straight flathead, with a little wider tip, that in most cases, have almost no wiggle once inserted. Out of several Walbro carbs I've done in the last 4 years, I have 4 or 5 that I just could not get the main jet out of. Plus the handle is T shaped so I can press harder on it, as I...
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    Walbro aftermarkets

    Customer brought in 2 old mowers with Briggs engines. IIRC, one is a 12hp and the other is a 17. Both have Walbro carbs that are junk now, since I can't get the main jet out of them. She doesn't want to spend any much money on them since she's only going to be using them 2 or 3 times a year...
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    I lost the crab grass battle this year

    Crab grass, when it's growing and green, is awesome. But then about the first of August, it starts dying and you can't keep it green. I tried a spot in my last yard, to just grow crab grass. Thought of maybe filling up the yard with it. But then it all turned brown. The friggin root system on...
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    Sandpur

    THE only way I've ever done gotten rid of sandburs is to pull them up by the roots and toss them into the trash bin. I've gotten so acquainted with them, that I can recognise the plant before the stickers come out. When the ground is dry, I usually wet the soil before I pull them, just to make...
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    I lost the crab grass battle this year

    But next year, it's on!!!!! I couldn't get any help from the 30yr old teen ager that occupies part of the house. And so, the crab grass won this year. I planted some bermuda seeds about 2 months ago, and quite a bit of that took off. But that was about the time the crab grass started showing...
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    Parts cleaner solvent

    I'm 50. So I know exactly what you're talking about. It's already started. Today a concrete guy stopped to ask me about working on his machine (walk behind trowel). He didn't have the one that's giving him problems. But did have one just like it. I told him to bring help when he delivered it. LOL
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    21A707 0223 E1 Governor

    Ok, I got it. I was trying to adjust it with the throttle linkage on it. AND the idle screw on the throttle plate was screwed in all the way. I removed the throttle linkage, unscrewed the idle screw and now it's running at low idle again. Thanks Rivets for the link. If nothing else, it kept...
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    21A707 0223 E1 Governor

    Yes sir. Loosen the nut. Push throttle lever to WOT, (clockwise) then turn the governor rod clockwise til it stops. Tighten nut. About 4 times now. With the throttle lever pushed all the way (towards the carb) it's still wide open.
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    21A707 0223 E1 Governor

    I suppose, that after you set the governor, Both the governor shaft and the arm clockwise) and bent the spring tab down (closer towards the spring) and it still runs wide open, then the governors broke, right?
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    Parts cleaner solvent

    What does anyone think about WD40 as a parts cleaner. I know it works awesome on aluminium. But IIRC, @bertsmobile1 said something about some adverse affects it has on plastics or rubber. But can't remember exactly what he said.
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    Parts cleaner solvent

    The new shop I'm at now came with a parts cleaner vat. The pump still works pretty good. But the grud in it, needs to be removed and some new solvent put in it. I was thinking about using WD40, simply because it's a good cleaner. Especially on aluminium. What's everyone else's choice for this?
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    From a 4 to a 3.

    I sure wished they still made mowers like this Murray. Everything is easy to find and reach.
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    From a 4 to a 3.

    There's like 5 different tests, other than that one, that could've been done. I think I tested 4.lol I checked the fuse, the fuse plug (both of which have nothing to do with the solenoid. But will have the same affect as a bad solenoid. I checked the voltage going to the battery. Checked the key...
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    From a 4 to a 3.

    Y'all remember the 1 to 10 scale someone posted about a few months ago, I slipped a notch yesterday. Old Murray rider with a bad battery. Replaced it and still got nothing. The solenoid wouldn't click. So I replaced it along with the fuse, and still nothing. Turned out to be the PTO lever...
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    Testing Spark Plugs Using An Ohmmeter

    Well for $2K, you mean I can become a professional? WOW. going from a 3 to a 10 for just $2k. I'll take 2 of them. LoL
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    Testing Spark Plugs Using An Ohmmeter

    If a plug looks kind of old, I replace it and test it later. If it tests good, it gets cleaned then goes into a used plug box as a spare, in case I happen to run across a bad plug in a customers engine. At least that's the way I've always done it. Now with the shop in town, a part store just...
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    Flywheel Nut Stuck but Flywheel Spins

    But but but, you didn't spend 10 minutes showing us your animals, give a weather report or any safety tips. LoL
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    Flywheel Nut Stuck but Flywheel Spins

    I got a headache watching this. As far as winging it goes, I give him a B+.
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    20 HP SV810 -3011 wont start

    Glad we could help. 😁
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    rant - a story about the crazy things we find

    I used to get that. But since I've moved to this new town and shop, I only get crap. Nothing worth fixing.
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    Thanks Bert

    Good news. Got a kit for it, US cleaned it for about 30 minutes. And bam, she's working like a champ. Now I just got get the oiler to work and she'll be finished. I'm scared to death of chainsaw and trimmer carbs. I don't know why. To the pro's they're easy. So when I rebuild one, and it comes...
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    rant - a story about the crazy things we find

    LOL.. The folks around here, don't care what color. They just want it cheap and working. That's what I sell, when I have stuff to sell. Cheap and working.
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    rant - a story about the crazy things we find

    I've never had any problems from people I sold a mower to. I have repaired some minor things on a couple. But never within a month or two. And the customer's didn't get out of sorts about it. I guess I've just need lucky. At my shop now, I wished I had 20 push mowers and 10 riders for sale...
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    rant - a story about the crazy things we find

    I don't flip mowers like the OP is describing. Those go in the back for spare parts. One can have a great looking mower that runs half arse. And one that doesn't look so good, that's in tip top shape, with a ton of new parts on it. But people will buy the good looking one over the ugly one...
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    Courage 20hp carb mounting studs...

    It was my ignorance that caused me to post this thread. That other long screw was stripped out if through plastic heat shield. Not the head. I almost tried some epoxy on it.but said screw it and order the part you posted. Also, I got me a can of WD40, with the long bendable spout, got behind...
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    MM55

    Thanks man.
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    Courage 20hp carb mounting studs...

    I'm glad you posted that because I remember having trouble getting the right carb bolt to stay far enough out to get a nut on it. On many occasions. That's what's different abut this one. The right bolt being threaded into the head. Thanks man.
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    Courage 20hp carb mounting studs...

    My apologies for not having a modLe number handy. Will post tomorrow when I'm back at the shop. This is the typical courage. The same one that always has the cranked block in the front upper corner. 2 studs hold the carb on. With a short bolt beside the one on the right that has the ground...
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    Green mower blades

    I've seen some 8ten blades on Amazon. They're green. Almost bought some to try. But Can't bring myself to.
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    MM55

    These little cultivators, you're supposed to be able to turn the tines, while the engine is off, correct? The one I just got in, they're stuck solid. Any fix for this? or do you just have to replace them?
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    PP5020AV paw spring

    Yesterday, when I put the new hub spring on, I was pretty careful about not tightening it down too much. And each time it tightened the recoil, I'd have to take the cover, and loosen it a bit to get it to recoil. So I was surprised to see the new spring bent out of shape. Looking at everything...
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    Spindle bearings

    OK, You caught me. I just made it up. LMAO... :rolleyes: :D
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    PP5020AV paw spring

    The spring under the hub on this saw... When I tighten down the screw that holds it to recoil, it tightens everything down. When I keep the screw loose enough to pull the recoil rope, after a few pulls, the recoil is tight again. I'm not missing any parts, as seen in this diagram. 33 through...
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    Spindle bearings

    No, I didn't take one. I ended up grinding off a little of the dust cover to fit the tool I made between the bearing and the spindle shoulder (at the bottom).
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    Spindle bearings

    The spindles without the dust covers close to the bearings, I have no problem with. It's the ones without enough room to get between the dust covers and bearings that I'm talking about. Trying to figure out a way to get those bearings off without doing anything to the dust covers.
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    Koehler Courage 20HP no power

    In the Bogart movie "They drive by night" a guy in a truck stuck says "the only thing on that truck that doesn't make noise is the horn."
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    7411 blade change

    My apologies for wasting your time.
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    CV15S RPM's

    I was magnet fishing and caught a HUGE one. lmao Actually, the flywheel key was broken, so when I got the flywheel off, turns out ALL of the remaining magnets (2 missing) were loose. In fact, one was stuck on the alternator. Customer is really attached to this mower, so he wants it fixed. For...
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    7411 blade change

    They're already gone. Was gone when I posted this.
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    Engine won't start--I've think I've tried everything...

    Before I got my US, I used the Barryman's. But I'd place it on top of the A/C compressor, in the sun. Every time the house AC would kick on, it would agitate. By the end of the day, it was done. Except I never had much luck with the dip. It never did a fabulous job. Just sort of little above...
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    Kohler sv590s engine blows smoke

    Is the spark plug coated with freshly burned oil?
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    CV15S RPM's

    Ah, crap. Sorry man. I've got too many things going at once today. Trying find a flywheel for the SV15S. Thanks for straightening it out.
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    CV15S RPM's

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    7411 blade change

    Someone came in and just wanted the blade changed. No, problem. Except that after getting the huge nut off, there was another under it.. Much smaller, but even the big impact wouldn't budge the one I tried. They was in a hurry, so they took it somewhere else. Leaving me wondering what the other...
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    May be a dumb question, but...

    The Kohler V style valve cover gaskets, I noticed on the Stens website, there's 3 different model numbers, for what looks like the same gasket. Bolt holes look to be in the same places. What's the difference? The thickness?
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    CV15S RPM's

    0017
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    CV15S RPM's

    I just wanted to double check what I'm seeing. A CV15S should run at top RPM's at about 3500 rpm's with no load? I'm at about 3100 right now. But it seems too low. Especially when the blades are engaged.
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    KOHLER 19 SV590S Surging

    Surging is usually the engine not getting enough fuel. You probably have a clogged jet that didn't get cleaned. Post the engine model number.
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    Thanks Bert

    Yes, the primer rebounds immediately. And has some fuel sucking up into it. But not much. And after thinking about this, if the primer wasn't rebounding, that would mean a clog. Rebounding quickly, with mostly air, makes it a leak somewhere. I've got that fancy MityVac, the one that...
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    Thanks Bert

    After reading what you wrote in the "echo carb kit" thread, I'm scared to take a chainsaw carb apart. lol :p CS-305. Customer says it just needs a primer. Difference being, this customer doesn't seem to be the kind to use his saw once a year. This one looks used regularly. None the less...
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    kawasaki fr651v won't stay charged!

    Use the engine model number to find the correct alternator. But make sure it is the alternator before you replace it. Because if it's not, then you'll be wasting your money. And you'll still have to fix what ever is actually wrong. Alternators rarely go out.
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    kawasaki fr651v won't stay charged!

    If the CCA's and the battery isn't defective, take a multi meter, with the engine running and see if the battery is getting any juice. It should read close to 14. If it's not, then you'll need to check the wiring coming out of the alternator. If it shows to be producing voltage, then your...
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    Spindle bearings

    With the air hammer, I never really have a problem getting the bearing off. It's mainly trying to do it without messing up the thin dust cover. The HFT one doesn't look like it'll fit between the dust cover and the bearing. Maybe I'm caring too much about the dust cover. Spindles without them...
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    Spindle bearings

    I've ran into this more times than I can count. The bottom spindle bearing stuck on the spindle, with very little room to get to it with say the air hammer. Especially if it has the dust cover over it. The dust covers being very thin, and easy to bend. I was wondering if someone has come up...
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    Done for a bit, due to drought.

    Here in e. Texas, we're getting our last good rain for the season. Ran so hard and long, they have closed some roads. By the end of the week it's supposed to be close to 100 degrees again. And humid.
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    Site slow down

    I get fast WiFi at home and the shop. So I'm sure it's not the wifi. Because this site is the only one that slows down for me.
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    Done for a bit, due to drought.

    Most of Texas is that way from mid June til sometime in September. Which is why I've been studying up on 4 wheelers (ATVs) But you have me to thinking more abut sprinklers. The mowing season down here, except for those with sprinklers, is about to dry up. If I can get something going with...
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    Hart impact's

    After 3 months, the Hart impact is still working good. Even after a few falls from about 4'. I go about 3 days before charging the battery. And actually, I don't need to charge it then. It just dawns on me it's been a few days since it was charged.
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    Done for a bit, due to drought.

    The bigger the yard, the more profit. I installed a sprinkler system at my old house, it was easy peasy. The hardest part was learning to use the trencher. But after about 10 minutes, I had it down pat. Seriously, sprinkler systems are easy money.
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    Are these blades shot or salvageable?

    Get you some sanding disks, instead of the grinding blades. My son, who's a welder, calls them tiger disks. I use about a medium grade disk. They make sharpening a lot easier.
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    Are these blades shot or salvageable?

    Around here, with soooo much sand, the back edge of blades get razor sharp. I'm gonna start stocking low lift blades. At least for customers who have a lot of bare spots to mow.
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    Happy Independence Day!

    I have friends in the UK, that I always say "Happy 4th of July" to. Then follow up with "you're not still upset over that whole revolutionary war thing, are ya?" LoL.
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    Site slow down

    Both my laptop and phone, from different WiFi connections, are loading the pages on just this sight, extremely slow. Am I the only one this is happening to?
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    Done for a bit, due to drought.

    Sounds like a good time to get into the sprinkler business.
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    Belt takes a few seconds to engage

    Come to think of it. The tension arm was hanging pretty low. So I pried it up some. Something gave way and it sort of snapped when I did. Not a broken kind of a snap. More of a moved back into place kind of a sound. I have a deck idler pulley coming in today, so I'll remove the deck and see if...
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    Belt takes a few seconds to engage

    It's loose when not engaged. And tight when it is. I remember your belt problem with Stens, you posted about before, and have always doubled checked most of them since. Although I didn't measure it, I did check the tension. And it seems to be right on.
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    Belt takes a few seconds to engage

    Cub Cadet Rider M# 13WX91AT056 New belt (Stens 265-216 for 954-04219), when I engage the manual PTO, takes sometimes 3 seconds to start turning the blades. The idlers and blades move freely. And the belt is tight when engaged. The engine doesn't bog down when engaging the PTO. But every time...
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    Engine Powermore 420cc Model # 4P90HUB

    I just set the valves on one of these at .005/.005 (like I do Briggs and Kohler) and it turns over great. I wonder if this guy ever got his running?
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    Where does this hose connect?

    :oops:
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    Where does this hose connect?

    Fuel filter to carb body. From the other carb outlet back to primer. Other primer nipple back to tank. The other, as @mower king stated, is a single line with a vent. Primers suck fuel from the tank, through the carb then back to tank. You may already know that. But I remember when I first...
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    331877 0036 G1, every 6 seconds

    That could very well be true. But the engine cover was made with the holes for the fuel pump. everything looks stock. Who ever did the swap, did a bang up job. I have a good mind to just remove the fuel pump and install a shut off valve. There's no real need for a pump on this engine. Unless...
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    331877 0036 G1, every 6 seconds

    Oh yeah. I sell nothing with known problems. Unless the customer knows about it prior to the sell. But that's rare. I usually fix everything I know about before for sale sign gets stuck on it.
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