Recent content by slomo

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    New Greenworks Pro 60 volt outdoor tools

    My neighbor has one of these battery mowers. He mows like once a month. Takes him all day to do his maybe 1500sf front yard. He gets 1 foot and the blade stops. Has to back up and sometimes clean out the deck. Better not let your grass get out of control if you have one of these. As in mowing...
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    What am I missing?

    Never rely on a color of a wire. Trace the circuit out with the proper schematic. Someone could of "helped" you out and rewired the sucker just as you mentioned. For all we know that could be the main + wire off the battery LOL. And since the wire is black, people think it needs grounding...
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    Kawasaki 22hp vtwin

    This isn't a John Deere problem. Your issue is with Kawasaki or actually all the owners of said engine. Pretty sure with proper maintenance, that motor would of been fine. Someone with a little small engine knowledge would of kept her going. slomo
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    Toro Super Recycler Model 20472 Leaking Oil Under Deck

    New mower or hire a lawn crew time. slomo
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    Simplicity Broadmoore unable to pull its own weight

    Just got refreshed today. Might help someone out. slomo
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    Simplicity Broadmoore unable to pull its own weight

    Wonder if that machine has fluid filters or screens that are plugged up? Remove a hose before it connects to a drive motor and see if you have fluid flow. Probably need new drive motors. Could have a plugged up hose or three.Sounds like it has given several years of good service. slomo
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    Hydrolic hoses

    Hopefully you get the hoses mounted in the proper oil in and out flow. Download your manual or call your Kubota dealer. slomo
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    Help me help someone....

    Call Kawasaki direct. That have a toll free number. Check the engine block. slomo
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    Husqavana GTH 2754 deck adjustment issues

    Welcome to the forum. slomo
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    Hydrolic hoses

    Might be able to rough install them to see how the hoses are bent and the reach of each hose?? Kind of hang one hose up there and see how it fits? Like installing spark plug wires in custom lengths. Ever put plug wires on a straight 6 engine? slomo
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    Lawn Boy 10515 Residue in Gas Tank

    You need a good degreaser. I use 70% ammonia and 30% water. You can run the ammonia full strength if you wish. Depends on how dirty the item is. Spare nuts like Rivets said works great. If the above doesn't get it clean nothing will. slomo
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    Stabil for Gasoline Storage?

    Another reason to run Stabil year round. Keep the tank full at all times if possible. slomo
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    Kohler Command CV15S-41562; Voltage regulator and ground wire made contact and something blew

    Hope that butt splice wire doesn't have to carry a lot of current. I would run a new wire of equal gauge or larger copper. Could be a fusible link like the others suggested. slomo
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    HRR216K8VYA - Can't Pull Mower Backwards - FIXED (READ HERE FOR TIPS)

    Another "can't pull my mower backwards" post? Never heard of a quality mower doing this. slomo
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    Engine Suddenly Dies

    Either the flywheel fins are gone, not likely or the block fins are covered up overheating the block. You should be able to mow in 100+ temps all day long. This is without removing hoods and other panels. Need to take your blower to the engine and mower after every mow. Don't forget to Turtle...
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    Engine Suddenly Dies

    Where it says 23hp is the blower/flywheel shroud/engine cover. You need to remove that YEARLY to clean out all the grass, dirt, oil and bugs that will collect on the block cooling fins. Could have a mouse condo in there too. There are fins all the way around the cylinder. Get your engine manual...
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    Well that was stupid

    Shoot, a little Seafoam or that Restore junk will fix her right up. If it was a Briggs, I don't see any issue. Unless the rings flew off the piston LOL. slomo
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    Troy Bilt 42" with 17.5 Intek engine, leaking or blowing oil on right foot

    So true Walt. We don't know if his block vent hose that goes to the carb is even connected proper. Could be blowing out the muffler or other areas. slomo
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    18.5 hp B&S starts but no high rpms

    Can you manipulate the throttle linkage and make it run faster with your fingers? Check for bent linkage and gov maladjusted. slomo
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    Troy Bilt 42" with 17.5 Intek engine, leaking or blowing oil on right foot

    Inteks are know for head gasket failures. Run the engine for a few minutes. Stop the engine. Remove the oil dipstick. Look for smoke coming out of the dipstick tube. Also run the engine and remove the stick again. Feel and look for oil mist blowing out of the same dipstick tube, engine running...
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    Bermuda Grass

    I wouldn't worry about it unless you are trying to fill dead spots. You can cut Bermuda at 1/4" to 10 feet tall. That stuff grows on concrete LOL. slomo
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    Craftsman 143.666072

    I would say it's magnet time. You replaced everything else right? Maybe drag a screwdriver across them and see how they are attracted or not to the driver. ?? slomo
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    Toro 20334 Personal Pace Mower - Strange Noise When Engaging/Disengaging Drive

    I've opened a couple of those transmissions up. All were bone dry lacking lube. Gears were noisy as you might guess. Cleaned them out with Diesel and an old paint brush. Refilled with 00 Snapper grease if I recall correctly. Took all the noise out. The ones I did were on Super Recyclers. slomo
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    Craftsman 143.666072

    Is 0.020" gap correct? Trying to recall but the Ford 390 v8 was like 0.014". Actually you used to use a matchbook flip open cover to gap those. Magnets could be out of polarity. slomo
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    Repairs Gas tank replacement for Craftsman (part #179115 )?

    I weld them with a soldering iron. Actually just fixed my trimmer tank. Mine had a seem crack in it. Take a flat iron tip and do circles on the plastic. You will see the plastic start to melt and flow. Don't park the iron tip as you will melt a hole in it. Gentle circles was what worked for me...
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    MTD Cub Cadet 42 inch deck belt size

    That's it Bert? I'm with you. You probably don't want me to be as plain spoken as you are. Like you said we have a different culture. (y) Slowy
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    MTD Cub Cadet 42 inch deck belt size

    No need attempting justification for your abrasive action Bert. This is the internet not the Supreme Court. We are all human and most of us, not you I guess, make mistakes. ME, I make them daily. slowy
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    Snapper RER exhaust pipe muffler options

    What kind of high performance coating is on the carb and tires? Well the entire mower actually? Is that the new bedliner junk people are spraying their cars down with? slomo
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    Snapper w/ Kawasaki carb issues

    Call Kawi directly. Tell them you need a carb rebuild kit or new car-bu-trator. Take your engine numbers and use that brand new site called Google. Search for Kawi parts. Glad we could help you out sir. slomo
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    21" Ninja deck questions

    Thanks for responding back. slomo
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    This Snapper section has the be the slowest

    Just thought I would check this Snapper section for some action. Nothing new in a while. slomo
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    MTD Cub Cadet 42 inch deck belt size

    Isn't this the cub cadet section? Guy needs a belt. What's wrong with this post exactly? I'm not seeing it. You might lighten up on the internet forum etiquette and help someone in need. (y) slomo
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    A case study Craftsman YT4500

    If any battery, drops below 10.5 VDC while cranking, it's bad. Or you have corroded grounds, poor cables/connectors and such. Charge the battery. Check your main ground off the battery. Think hospital clean down to bare metal. Do a voltage drop test on the + and - sides of the battery, down...
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    New to the forum and a leaking left motor when the parking brake is applied

    https://www.grasshoppermower.com/ask-a-technician/ https://www.grasshoppermower.com/support-manuals/ Call them directly. Tell them you need a manual for that mower. slomo
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    725d Lost steering. Help!!

    Just read, those have a fine particulate filter in the hydro system. I'd change all the hydro filters and fluid. Find out how the hydro system gets powered off the engine. Man those are some heavy mowers. Like 1400 to 1500lbs. Must rut the turf like crazy. Some of the real experts will be...
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    18hp opposed twin flooding- spark issue?

    Take away the food source and the mice and moles go away. Spray the yard for bugs/grubs. Leave nothing for them to eat or shelter in. Now back to the original problem. Gas fouled plugs means needle and seat to me. Float level setting should be checked. Flip the carb over with the bowl off...
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    Testing Spark Plugs Using An Ohmmeter

    Electrically speaking, that is not a short. Shorts are caused by excessive current, blow breakers and burn wires and houses down. I know what you meant. Just busting your chops LOL. slomo
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    Testing Spark Plugs Using An Ohmmeter

    Remember they have ceramic insulators. Either a bad batch or they were dropped. One thing for sure is they went like hot cakes. slomo
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    Testing Spark Plugs Using An Ohmmeter

    And today is 28,000,000 plugs later. Probably safe to rule out Mexico. slomo
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    Testing Spark Plugs Using An Ohmmeter

    Inline spark testers showing false positives LOL If they were shorted they would ALL work. slomo
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    Testing Spark Plugs Using An Ohmmeter

    You guys got it ALL wrong. I've never seen so many supertechs argue over a spark plug. This is like "what is the best oil to run" flame war. Break out the popcorn. slomo
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    Testing Spark Plugs Using An Ohmmeter

    Which means someone dropped them probably in shipping. slomo
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    Craftsman mower won't start. Cleaned carb. What else to check?

    $4.99 at HF. https://www.harborfreight.com/in-line-spark-checker-63590.html
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    Craftsman mower won't start. Cleaned carb. What else to check?

    You either need glasses or something. Those pictures you posted up showed a filthy mower. Look at the air filter box. It has a ton of sand/dirt inside past the air filter. Go to a mower shop and look at a NEW mower. Those are clean. Like Bertsmobile1 said there's clean then there's CLEAN. Think...
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    No spark Briggs Intek 20HP

    Doesn't Briggs re-magnetize flywheel magnets? I saw something about that a while back. It was on a 40 plus year old Briggs engine. Think Donnyboy or Taryl did a video maybe?? slomo
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    21" Craftsman Mulching Mower

    You mean it was the spark plug this whole time? That is the #1 thing people change first. Then the air filter and totally forget about the cylinder block cooling fin cleaning ritual. Glad to hear it is running. slomo
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    Cub cadet SRC621 wont start

    And a carb rebuild. Needle and seat time. Fuel in the oil = disaster. slomo
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    Flywheel Nut Stuck but Flywheel Spins

    It's 2020 now. You can turn your cell phone and get a full screen wide video image. slomo
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    21" Craftsman Mulching Mower

    That rust on the flywheel/coil has ZERO magnetic impact on the coil. Don't waste your time sanding and polishing. slomo
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    Flywheel Nut Stuck but Flywheel Spins

    That dude was stressing me out in the video. He really sprayed the pen lube, lol. On camera he didn't even get it where it needs to be. Has more tools than common sense. slomo
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    Tecumseh LV195EA (6.5 HP) surging/uneven idle

    Welding tip cleaner sticks are hardened abrasive steel. Main jet, pilot jets and emulsion tubes sometimes are brass. Brass is softer than steel. Never mind..... slomo
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    Failed Attempt to Adjust Valves on Kawasaki FD750D Water Cooled Engine

    Some engines do that 1/4" into the bore deal. Comp release as you know. I have done this method for years, no issues. slomo
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    Failed Attempt to Adjust Valves on Kawasaki FD750D Water Cooled Engine

    Glad we could help you out. slomo
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    Hose connection RER 28" Deck for clean out

    Bad idea, nothing but a marketing gimmick. Does nothing to prolong the life of everything under the deck. Wastes fuel and makes a mess on the driveway. slomo
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    This Snapper section has the be the slowest

    I've got a pusher that does this. Thanks for the tip UUaA. slomo
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    Hard start

    Most of those issues are age related. Fuel line doesn't last any more. slomo
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    Kawasaki FD590 engine overheats.

    A cold radiator means the coolant isn't getting into the rad. All you need is to boil yours on the stove. The wife will love it. slomo
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    Snapper P2167519B (Deck) with a Briggs and Stratton 125K02-0141-E1, code 05101056

    Glad to hear you got it running or actually walking. Now that you are finished, I would of installed a new Briggs short block on her. Last one I did was around $125'ish range?? Wasn't much as I recall. slomo
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    snapper nxt rider

    Sorry to hear that sir. You might offer a mower model number so the other experts can assist further. slomo
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    Snapper w/ Kawasaki carb issues

    Dump the oil ASAP. Get the carb needle/seat working proper. Make sure there is no fuel smell in the oil. slomo
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    Valve adjustment

    Got it Rivets. Best to know the exact engine don't you think? slomo
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    Looks Briggs is going to file Charter 11

    Bet the execs and ceo losers are getting a fat check, per usual failing company policies. Got to keep the heat on at the winter home LOL. And the floor worker walks to the unemployment line. Got to love Ru-merica. We wear cloth masks during pandemics to feel safe. Stupidity running wild...
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    Fv460v

    Glad we could help you sir. slomo
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    Valve adjustment

    Curious how you knew this without the engine numbers? Guess you are just "that" good. slomo
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    Valve adjustment

    Not necessarily. YES on the neglected maintenance items. slomo
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    Kawasaki FD590 engine overheats.

    Take that "new" thermostat and boil it on the stove. Take a coat hangar and suspend it off the bottom of the pan. Get a candy thermometer and verify WHAT temp it opens at or not at all. A new part doesn't mean it's a new part. slomo
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    FR600V on Toro Timecutter 4235 dies after it warms up.

    Hot dog we have a winner. Nice work on getting the Toro running again. slomo
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    Cub cadet SRC621 wont start

    Here's another super list of checked things and STILL a no run condition. We will have to get all CSI on these. slomo
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    Cub cadet SRC621 wont start

    Spark plug soaked with gas, carb needle and seat time. Does the oil smell like fuel? If so time for some carb love. slomo
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    New Solenoid issue

    Are you trying to steal it? LOL Sounds like you got it "hot" wired. slomo
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    Hard start

    A buddy at work had a Poulan saw. He ran it for 15 years with no issues. Think the coil died and was no longer made. Finally had to junk the saw. That thing had zero maintenance I bet. He is a slob LOL. slomo
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    Craftsman mower won't start. Cleaned carb. What else to check?

    Remove and clean the fuel tank out. Make sure you have good fuel flow to the carb inlet pipe. Get an inline spark tester. 5 bucks at Harbor Freight. slomo
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    Looks Briggs is going to file Charter 11

    Those Vangards are made in Japan right? Might explain delays. slomo
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    Briggs Bracket-Control plate part # 491594 Wanted

    First one says Order Today, Est. In Stock: 07-19-2020 Last one says Order Today, Est. In Stock: 07-19-2020 slomo
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    Craftsman mower won't start. Cleaned carb. What else to check?

    How old is the fuel? Are you running E10? slomo
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    Briggs Bracket-Control plate part # 491594 Wanted

    https://www.google.com/ https://www.green-parts-direct.com/briggs-and-stratton-part-491594-Bracket-Control/PD/4299607 https://weingartz.com/PD/3071681/Briggs-and-Stratton-Parts-Bracket-Control-491594 slomo
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    No Spark On Briggs

    Check the ground surface for the coil. Coils hardly go bad but possible. How did you set the coil gap? Verify the coil plates have a clean direct path to the engine block. slomo
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    Grass is getting long....

    If you drop your sperm plug one time, it's done. TIme for a new plug. slomo
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    Blades High Lift blade for 21 inch HONDAS push or self propelled mowers

    I never required a clutch that will in time fail on you. They can be spendy to repair. Look up a mower you like and price out a blade clutch. 99% of people mulch mow these days. slomo
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    stumped

    Exactly, check the camshaft. slomo
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    ChargingSystem Opposed twin

    Did you have your Taryl teeth in when you had your eureka moment? ;) slomo
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    IGNITION COILS

    Glad we could help. slomo
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    exhaust problems

    Might check the camshaft while you are at it. Or the exhaust valve might be sticking half way open. slomo
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    Cranks once then stops.

    Sounds like you need to hire a lawn crew. slomo
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    Blades High Lift blade for 21 inch HONDAS push or self propelled mowers

    You put the Snapper air lift on a Honda blade, wow. I mentioned that this Snapper Super blade will use more fuel. Funny how these Honda engines do not have the capability to spin one. I've used Briggs and Kawasaki engines with no issues. Why don't you guys just buy a Snapper Hi-Vac and be done...
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    Tecumseh LV195EA (6.5 HP) surging/uneven idle

    Was just typing out loud. I've noticed a bunch of posts where guys cover every base and still have a poor running machine. You had an awesome paragraph of details. slomo
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    Tecumseh LV195EA (6.5 HP) surging/uneven idle

    Surging/uneven idle is caused by several things. Gov could be bad. Car-bu-trator linkages slash return springs. Chinese car-bu-trator alert - Get an OEM carb Spark plug that came with the Chronese carb is probably suspect. After 16 years a valve clearance check wouldn't hurt. BTW, is this a...
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    noisy flywheel?

    Sounds like a Kawi with the vertical muffler up front. slomo
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    Craftsman 6.5 HP B&S Motor Surges, Have I Tried Everything?

    Might be missing that small throttle return spring in the linkage. Make sure all the carb linkage and springs are proper. slomo
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    Craftsman mower won't start. Cleaned carb. What else to check?

    Try the gas cap trick. slomo
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    Craftsman mower won't start. Cleaned carb. What else to check?

    Crack open your gas cap. See if it makes the engine run proper after say 1-2 minutes. After 1-2, the fuel bowl will get low and make the engine stumble. If your vent in the cap is bad, it will cause this.It stops the fuel flow to the carb. Bet someone just threw on some carb they had sitting...
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    Opposed twin, need some help

    Small potatoes but I've see an idle or low speed of 1750rpm. Might try that in the future?? As usual, great job on getting her going. slomo
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    IGNITION COILS

    To be clear, impedance is measured in AC circuits only and at a certain frequency. You meant to say resistance. Just bored at work..... Get an inline spark tester. They are 5 bucks at Harbor Freight. Unless you are making some podcast or library book and need the value for your project? slomo
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    noisy flywheel?

    Sounds to me like the muffler gasket is leaking or muffler has a hole that doesn't belong. Listen to the video again. Kind of sounds like a dirt bike. It's got a chuffing sound. That is a new word you guys can use LOL. Engine seems nice and smooth. Very well could be a loose coil like Scrub...
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    Hard start

    Thank the EPA for hard starts in 2 cycle engine. Was it a new OEM Poulan carb? Fuel filter and lines need replaced? Spark plug need replaced? Good spark? Muffler spark arrestor clogged? Remove the muffler. Take out the window screen spark arrestor. Throw it in the garbage UNLESS you are in...
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    Engine Surging Diagnosed As Vacuum Leak

    Carb is plugged up or bad diaphragm. slomo
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    1982 5hp, spark plug very wet and black, engine popping

    Is the oil over filled? Valve seals might need replaced. Oil rings might be bad. slomo
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    Hard cold starting - catches, then won't start again

    Threre are a few stumper like this on here under this Briggs section. Seems like the owner has covered all the bases. So the plug is 2 years old? How about the fuel? Is it 2 years old? You said you put in a new plug. How can we help with bad info? Go back to the basics with air, fuel, spark...
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    noisy flywheel?

    Would be nice to rotate the engine without it running. That way you could pinpoint where it might be rubbing, if it is rubbing on something. Take that top screen with the round holes off. Should be able to run it without that only. Should have three small screws holding it on. See if the sound...
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    Mower dies when hot

    Can you elaborate? slomo
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    Craftsman mower won't start. Cleaned carb. What else to check?

    Flywheel key jacked up? Are you priming to start all the time? Don't overlook anything on a new to you used mower. A good cleaning wouldn't hurt either. Turtle Wax the deck and engine cover. Tire dressing..... That sucker is filthy. Did you partially crack the fuel cap yet and try to run it...
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    noisy flywheel?

    Exhaust gasket or muffler leaking? I would apply anti-seize to the muffler bolts and torque to spec. Make sure the gasket is good. Remember that is an aluminum block. Don't need to gorilla slam the muffler bolts. Something under the plastic engine blower housing rubbing on the flywheel? Remove...
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    Briggs and Stratton 675 EX series 190cc-will not start

    Like Rivets said, look under the deck and see if something is there that doesn't belong. Put you hand on the blade and see if you have any play. slomo
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    Briggs and Stratton 675 EX series 190cc-will not start

    That Poulan is not a long term quality mower, as you can tell first hand. Should mow grass with any other though. Saving money on a cheaper mower will only cost you more in the long run. Now you are looking at a new mower, see?? The new Toro Super Recyclers have a cool electric start feature...
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    Z-Turn crapped out while cutting

    Glad to hear you are mowing again. If you can hold multi-meter probes while cranking the engine, look for a voltage reading above 11 volts dc. Higher the better of course. Anything under 11 is bad. Remove the spark plug so the engine doesn't fire. Just want it to crank under the starter/engine...
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    What are some reasons for my single cylinder not idling down after its warm?

    Fouled up carb linkages throttle cable adjustment if it has one carb pilot screw adjustment if it has one dirty carb pilot circuit idle screw adjustment valve clearance adjustment governor adjustment slomo
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    Mower dies when hot

    Vacuum leaks around carb and manifold slash spacer?? slomo
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    Craftsman 6.5 HP B&S Motor Surges, Have I Tried Everything?

    Very well could of been a float setting or pilot jet setting if adjustable on your carb. Either way, good to know it's running now. slomo
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    Troubleshooting Slow Troy Bilt Bronco (2011) - FIXED!

    Nice find there dan2. Wonder how that arm got bent? Might need to keep an eye on it in the future? Probably some heavy footed drivers LOL. slomo
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    Blades High Lift blade for 21 inch HONDAS push or self propelled mowers

    Put the original twin blades back on. Measure from the lower blade cutting edge to the lower deck lip. Call it half an inch gap there. Then install the Oregon, measure again. You might need to space the Oregon blade away from the engine or down closer to the ground. That way you won't have to...
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    What carb is this?

    I meant inside the carb body, my bad. I've had them where you couldn't even get the main jet out from all the corrosion. slomo
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    What carb is this?

    Got to love E10 fuel. Did it look like someone poured acid inside the bowl? That is what E10 fuel will do. slomko
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    Briggs and Stratton 31r976-0016-g1

    A hardened steel tap shouldn't break in soft aluminum. Might get a Craftsman tap and die set. Those have been good IMO. slomo
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    B&S 17.5 hp opppsed twin valve seat???

    Copy that, I saw Scrubcadet10's post and saw a different engine type with the head off. No doubt L-heads are not removable. slomo
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    Blades High Lift blade for 21 inch HONDAS push or self propelled mowers

    Only running one blade, how is the cut height now? Is it cutting taller with one blade? Your blade edge is now higher in the deck. Might need to space the blade down to match the OEM dual blade setup. slomo
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    21" Ninja deck questions

    Sounds good sir. Have you ran the Snapper Hi--Vac deck as well? Wondering how the two decks compare at mulching? What other mowers have you used to compare your new Snapper Ninja with? slomo
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    B&S 17.5 hp opppsed twin valve seat???

    If available, buy a new head for it. slomo
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    Briggs and Stratton 31r976-0016-g1

    WD-40 works perfect cutting aluminum threads. Friends dad owns a machine shop. Learned that trick from him. Some metals, best to use certain oils when cutting threads. slomo
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    What carb is this?

    Looks like the OP carb just has a bowl nut. Different engine series than mine. My engine has a commercial like dual air filter element. https://shop.briggsandstratton.com/pages/parts-lookup#/Briggs_%26_Stratton/110788-0182-01/Carburetor%2c_Air_Cleaner_Grp/110788018201/85110004AQ/y slomo
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    What carb is this?

    Does your carb have the bowl nut that has the main jet protruding from it? On the bottom of the fuel bowl, look for a screw with a spring. Yours might have a simple bolt. Mine has the main jet adjustment screw. slomo
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    What carb is this?

    Easy there. I have a 4hp MAX series 190cc Briggs. For my engine, that carb is discontinued, no replacement carb listed. Unless you know some other will cross over and run proper?? slomo
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    Briggs and Stratton 31r976-0016-g1

    I would use a real tap on the threads. Same size as the mounting bolts. Use plenty of cutting oil when cutting threads. slomo
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    Z-Turn crapped out while cutting

    Might get a full sized tractor to mow farm fields. Machines called mowers will fall apart from all the bouncing and rough terrain. slomo
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    MS170 starting problems

    I used to run my gear dry for the winter, no fuel. I started having fuel line and tank issues the next spring. Lines would dry out, get hard and crack with no fuel. Now I run Stabil year round. No more issues since. Never had an issue till I started draining tanks and running dry. Those 2...
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    Are there any high quality 30" walk behind mowers?

    Think guys have better luck buying mowers from a reputable mower shop rather than big box stores. Mowers from Lowes and Home Depot should be avoided. That and a lot of people do not know how to do simple adjustments to a mower. Then complain how bad the machine is. Videos from lawn crews should...
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    MS170 starting problems

    Your manual states to use 89 octane fuel and 50:1 oil mix on page 32 below. https://www.stihlusa.com/WebContent/CMSFileLibrary/InstructionManuals/STIHL-MS-170-180-Owners-Instruction-Manual.pdf Do you have fresh fuel and oil mix? Are the fuel lines and fuel filter in the tank 10 years old...
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    MTD Yardwork mower kick back , is flywheel key damaged ?

    On a broken blade issue like this, probably have something internal went foul on you. Old timers would actually WALK the yard prior to cutting. That way the old wise smart people would never have an issue like this. slomo
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    Mower running very rich

    Sounds like one of the ignition coils is not firing. That could make a plug black. A stuck/sticking needle and seat in the carb. Get an inline spark tester and check for proper running spark. slomo
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    Motor help

    You can get a rebuilt Chevy 350 for less than that. Throw an LS1 on and have the baddest mower on the block. slomo
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    Murray 30" Won't Turn Over After Hitting a Stump

    HOW, did you check them? I'm reading it was a visual check. Grounds need to be tested at minimum for continuity and better yet under load.
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    B&S 17.5 hp opppsed twin valve seat???

    Clean the pocket where the valve seat rests. Gently hammer valve seat back into the head with a proper fitting socket. Then you have to use a punch to push metal towards the valve seat ,all the way around the seat. Called restaking the seat I think. Should be several videos on youtube about it...
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    Lawn boy smokes a lot

    100:1?? o_O slomo
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    Craftsman 6.5 HP B&S Motor Surges, Have I Tried Everything?

    This ebay page has a couple cheaper OEM Briggs carbs. Are these labeled OEM Briggs Ebay carbs legit or what? Those Sten carbs should be okay, I've never used one myself. The other real experts here might have...
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    Fuel filter paper vs screen

    I do notice a lot of air in these paper filters. Would think they would stay full of fuel all the time. I've ran this style on other car/Jeep engines. They to had a lot of air with car fuel pumps. Once the engine gets warmed up, fuel level seems higher in the filter. I use fuel shut off valves...
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    Craftsman 6.5 HP B&S Motor Surges, Have I Tried Everything?

    I'd bet that Chrinese carb is not a 1:1 parts wise carb to a real Briggs. It might work just fine. Is there a pilot screw to adjust on the Chrinese carb? slomo
  136. S

    Craftsman 6.5 HP B&S Motor Surges, Have I Tried Everything?

    I trust you on pricing but Briggs normally has competitive parts pricing? Shouldn't be too far off other reputable places. slomo
  137. S

    Fuel filter paper vs screen

    None of my "mature" Snappers have any EPA nonsense on them. Never had an issue with the paper filters. Ran them on Toro Super Recyclers and Snappers. I see what you mean with the emissions junk causing fuel flow. slomo
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    Who runs E10 fuel?

    To sum up E10 fuel, bad idea. Simple as that. Okay lets look into it. Are you saving money using E10? Take our work truck, a 2018 Chevy Suburban. This pig gets roughly 12mpg average per the computer. That is your test mule. The same driver drives this thing. He reports 3-4 mpg better on 100%...
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    Fuel filter paper vs screen

    I've ran the paper type probably same as your picture with no issues on gravity tanks. That red 150 micron Briggs style, yup logs and bricks might be stopped. Test the paper type on a gravity carb. Simply remove the fuel line AT the carb. See how much go-go juice comes out. These engines don't...
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    Craftsman 6.5 HP B&S Motor Surges, Have I Tried Everything?

    Needle and seat test Take the "car-bu-trator" off. Remove the fuel bowl. Turn carb upside down. Blow into the main fuel inlet hose barb. Needle and seat should hold back your lung power. Then raise and lower the plastic float. Should hear your air go in and out of the "carb-bu-trator". This is...
  141. S

    Gas & Oil from filter

    Might want to get that fuel leak repaired asap. Don't risk burning down your mower, shed and house. slomo
  142. S

    Ads are killing this site. Lots of good people here.

    I have ran ABP and now on ad block ultimate. They seem to be the same animal. slomo
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    Craftsman mower won't start. Cleaned carb. What else to check?

    Now THOSE are pictures. Thanks for the clarity. (y) As Bertsmobile1 said, there's clean then there's clean. Remove the car-bu-trator. Remove the bowl gasket, plastic float and needle (needle and seat). Remove the main jet and emulsion tube above it. Pilot screw gets removed also. Place the...
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    Kohler 26hp surges and pops - why?

    Thanks for getting back here and letting us know. Someone in the future will appreciate it sir. (y) slomo
  145. S

    17.5hp Kawasaki in John Deere F710 hard starting and back firing

    Inline spark tester. Remove fuel line where it enters the carb. Make sure you have good fuel flow to the car-bu-trator. Clean the carb or replace it. Set valves to proper clearance. Clean all the oil, dirt, grass and bugs from the engine cooling fins. slomo
  146. S

    Best way to patch this deck without welding?

    I bet you have a brand spanking new air filter in that Bad Boy Mower. Sucker is soooo clean, you got to wear shades. (y) slomo
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    Replacement Engine Husqvarna RZ 4216

    By the way, noticed you are new here on your post count. How do you like all our ADS on this site? How about some Chummy Tees? Need another home mortgage? How about a Rad Power Bike? Need Affordable Lawn Mowing? We got that too. Go to another page and see more. slomo
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    Ads are killing this site. Lots of good people here.

    Welcome to the best mower forum with a TON OF ADS on the planet. We allow free shopping with a minimum of 30 ads per page on this site. Get all your Christmas shopping done early right here. If you need a new ladies swimsuit, we can help. Home mortgage loan, check. Dog collars, we got those here...
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    A web page is slowing down your browser

    Welcome to the best mower forum with a TON OF ADS on the planet. We allow free shopping with a minimum of 30 ads per page on this site. Get all your Christmas shopping done early right here. If you need a new ladies swimsuit, we can help. Home mortgage loan, check. Dog collars, we got those here...
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    Push Mower Not Shutting Off

    If you need more help, StarTech will be around shortly, once all his ads load LOL. slomo
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    Push Mower Not Shutting Off

    Here you go. You should be able to find all the parts below. https://www.jackssmallengines.com/jacks-parts-lookup/manufacturer/briggs-stratton/briggs-stratton-engine/020000-09z999-series/09p600-to-09p699/09p602-0096-f1 slomo
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    Wiring location problem on a MTD garden tractor

    Sounds like a safety interlock wire possibly. There has to be something close around to follow the length of the wire. Unless it was ripped away from the mower?? You might change the hydro fluid since your fan was bad. Could of over heated the fluid and trans. Post up pictures here of your...
  153. S

    Wiring location problem on a MTD garden tractor

    Welcome to the best mower forum with a TON OF ADS on the planet. We allow free shopping with a minimum of 30 ads per page on this site. Get all your Christmas shopping done early right here. If you need a new ladies swimsuit, we can help. Home mortgage loan, check. Dog collars, we got those here...
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    Craftsman Lawnmower 917-387161 - rich mixture ?

    Take a picture of the valve cover or where ever your engine numbers are. Post it up here so we can see what you are working on. You have to look on the ENGINE, not the mower deck. slomo
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    Neuton Smart Mower Promotional Video (2004)

    Welcome to the best mower forum with a TON OF ADS on the planet. We allow free shopping with a minimum of 30 ads per page on this site. Get all your Christmas shopping done early right here. If you need a new ladies swimsuit, we can help. Home mortgage loan, check. Dog collars, we got those here...
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    Push Mower Not Shutting Off

    Sounds like the engine brake might be working. Check the coil wire that runs to some switch that GROUNDS the coil to kill the ignition. Post your mower model and engine numbers here. We have no idea what you have other than a "push mower". slomo
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    Craftsman Lawnmower 917-387161 - rich mixture ?

    Need the engine and date code for YOUR engine to help. Is your choke partially stuck on all the time? Carb linkage messed up? Probably needs a "car-bu-trator" cleaning or replacement. You said you recently got the mower, sounds used possibly. Hope they didn't run E10 fuel in it. You can also...
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    A web page is slowing down your browser

    Yup, these ads come servers from all over the world. Internet itself is congested now everyone is "working from home" LOL. Losers like me on mower forums and Youtube LOL. This site still requests ads for every page. Ad Blocker blocks them only when they are about to load up. Page is waiting on...
  159. S

    331877 0036 G1, every 6 seconds

    Wow you went all out on that sucker. $850.00 is a serious tool. No wonder it works better LOL. The videos I've seen, guys always had to run them again several times to get them partially clean. Probably the cheap machines like you said. Think I will stick to my poor man recipe of cleaning LOL...
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    Stihl Trimmer FS-90 revs hard and spins when idling

    Sounds good sir. slomo
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    Stihl Trimmer FS-90 revs hard and spins when idling

    I would say get a small flat blade screw driver that fits that torx head screw. Turn it one way then the other. StarTech will be back soon to "properly" answer your question. slomo
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    331877 0036 G1, every 6 seconds

    Hammer, you said you have an ultra-fabulous cleaner. In your opinion, does someone that cleans say less than 10 carbs a year need one? I get by pretty swell without. Do they really clean better than soaking in Diesel overnight then spraying with carb cleaner and rotting out with a nylon bristle...
  163. S

    331877 0036 G1, every 6 seconds

    Say it again Hammermechanicman, fuel shut off's for everyone!! (y) slomo
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    A web page is slowing down your browser

    Weren't you leaving this forum in protest? :D You can't keep away from all your buddies here LOL. Glad to have you back Rivets. (y) slomo
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    Craftsman 6.5 HP B&S Motor Surges, Have I Tried Everything?

    And make sure you have the valve cup/cap deals that ride on the small stem end of the valve. Those cups/caps are pressed on by the rocker arms to actuate the valves. Yes, valve to rocker arm clearance check is wise...... slomo
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    Surging with new carb on the motor

    As usual the super team chimes in Scrubcadet10 and Rivets). OP possibly has the wrong car-bu-trator installed. (y) slomo
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    Fabricating exhaust

    Flowmaster and Magnaflow.com. slomo
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    Craftsman 6.5 HP B&S Motor Surges, Have I Tried Everything?

    How was the spark test? slomo
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    331877 0036 G1, every 6 seconds

    Fix it proper BEFORE selling it. Or properly disclose the unique running problem prior to selling. I would NEVER let an engine like this go if I were to sell anything. All mine are 1-2 pulls every time, rain or shine and on time. slomo
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    Surging with new carb on the motor

    You don't just bolt on a new car-bu-trator. Need to check intake gaskets, possibly tune the pilot screw and idle speeds. Guess you can get lucky with a replacement car-bu-trator that runs ok out of the box. Best to dial it in so you know it's perfect. slomo
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    b&s 5hp cutting out

    No your engines doesn't run well at any speed. It won't idle and max revs now are shot. Dirty carb is your issue and or possilbe failing spark. Running with the choke half way on is not proper operation. slomo
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    b&s 5hp cutting out

    Your "car-bu-trator" sounds like it is clogged up. Pilot circuit for sure. Having to run the choke confirms the engine wants more fuel at low revs. Get a can of "car-bu-trator" cleaner. Remove the plastic float and needle, pilot and main jets. Also any brass emulsion tubes present. All those...
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    b&s 5hp cutting out

    That surface rust, magnetically, will cause you zero problems. No need to remove rust on the coil or flywheel. Gap normally is around 0.010". Use a piece of junk mail, business card or a 3x5 index card. Rotate flywheel where it will magnetically suck the coil to the flywheel magnets. Insert...
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    Stihl Trimmer FS-90 revs hard and spins when idling

    Remove that plastic trigger group. Take the throttle cable out and shoot PB Blaster penetrating oil inside the cable housing. Cable might be sticking in a shortened position? Remove air filter and exercise the throttle trigger. You should see a closed then open throttle. slomo
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    This Snapper section has the be the slowest

    She's a beauty. slomo
  176. S

    Stihl Trimmer FS-90 revs hard and spins when idling

    Maybe you turned the wrong screw? Some have high and low mixture screws. Some cheap trimmers like Echo and Stihl, the grip can twist there by shortening the throttle cable just a bit. That results in a fast idle. Something is making the throttle cable get shortened, gently pulling to open the...
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    Hours

    Don't be shocked if the new gauge reads 0. slomo
  178. S

    Brand new HRX217 takes multiple pulls to start when cold. Is this normal?

    Have you guys seen a mower carb that looks like someone poured sulfuric acid inside it? On these used mowers I get, you can tell if they ran E10 or not. I cringe when I get a new to me used rider and open the carb up. Praying heavily for no E10. These rider carbs get pretty pricey compared to a...
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    Brand new HRX217 takes multiple pulls to start when cold. Is this normal?

    Still it is best to use 100% gasoline. I think some engines are built to "tolerate" E10 but not really MADE for it. E10 has less potential energy than raw gasoline. Plus all the water issues corroding the carbs and eating the rubber fuel lines ect.... Yes it is best to run 87 real gas if you can...
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    Troubleshooting Slow Troy Bilt Bronco (2011) - FIXED!

    Sounds like you need a new variable pulley then. slomo
  181. S

    This Snapper section has the be the slowest

    Part of this forum. I'm a Snapper freak but leaning towards getting a couple Honda mowers. There are a ton of posts daily on those machines. Seems like every part on a Honda mower someone has a question on. Like wheel adjusters??? Mower won't pull backwards? Transmission issues just to call a...
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    A web page is slowing down your browser

    Think if some of you guys get off dial-up you will be fine. Only 23 ads blocked right now on THIS page. Moderator must be getting the message. LOL slomo
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    Looking for a Volunteer

    Fair enough and your follow up comment was stand-up'ish. Thank you for that sir. Welcome to the best mower forum on the net. slomo
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    Rims/wheels for Raptor SD 48 in.

    Harbor Freight does as well. slomo
  185. S

    Honda gcv190 mx8

    Which is not taking apart the engine? Removing the valve cover? Sliding the rocker arm off? Pulling OUT a push rod? I'm dumb YES, but sounds like taking "something" apart to me. slomo
  186. S

    Looking for a Volunteer

    On a serious note, do you have any mower help or questions you need to ask. Most of the time,,, we try,,, to help with some good ol' southern mowers. slomo
  187. S

    Looking for a Volunteer

    So you would NOT be interested in a negative review? I'll nitpick the snot out of that Crinese lamp. Send it to me. I will write about that ultra extreme output mode over taxing the driver circuitry that will burn out in three months. Not to mentioned fail soon from all the bouncing around...
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    Surging with new carb on the motor

    Did you adjust the pilot jet? Most carbs have a pilot and a main circuit. Sounds like it runs good on the main only. Your Crinese carb should have a pilot screw. Okay I got to throw this one out. "Did you try loosening the fuel cap" LOL Oh and the other one, did you replace the spark plug...
  189. S

    Honda gcv190 mx8

    What? Take apart the engine just to get a better reading? Heard them all now. slomo
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    A web page is slowing down your browser

    T h is si t e is do i n g g r e at ri g ht no w . sssssl o m o
  191. S

    Shorting at positive battery cable - AKA I screwed up

    TSC said that part does NOT include the ignition key. Who would ever need or use the key????? :rolleyes: slomo
  192. S

    Brand new HRX217 takes multiple pulls to start when cold. Is this normal?

    Might put some Turtle Wax on the blades while you are at it. Help keep them clean. slomo
  193. S

    Shorting at positive battery cable - AKA I screwed up

    Post up pictures of all the "new" parts you bought. Details will help a lot. slomo
  194. S

    Craftsman 6.5 HP B&S Motor Surges, Have I Tried Everything?

    Unlikely or not, your mower runs like crap. Fuel is covered and air. Get a cheap inline spark tester. Here you go a whopping 5 bucks. https://www.harborfreight.com/in-line-spark-checker-63590.html slomo
  195. S

    Can't Pull Mower Backwards - HRR216VLA to bearing conversion

    It said honing and sharpening an oilite bearing is NOT recommended. It removes the pores that hold the oil. Failure will occur. So wear and tear from a mower will leave that bearing dry. slomo
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