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    Quote Originally Posted by jmurray01 View Post
    He is going to clean the carburetor himself - No labour costs!
    Still not worth it cause the cost of a new one.

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    Re: Honda mower difficult to start

    !6 dollars for a new carburetor, can' beat that price. Is that the price retail from a dealer? Anytime it seems I look at new carburetors it is always over 100 dollars. For 16 dollars you can't mess with the old one very much. I can also understand Jmurray point. Time you go to dealer to buy the carburetor, pay tax it it's a lot more then 16 dollars. When just a quick cleaning for a little of your own labor would fix it why not and if you still have problims then time for throw away and buy new.

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    Re: Honda mower difficult to start

    I forgot to add this. If you are having a dirt problem it is just important to take care of where is is coming from as the carburetor work or the problem will just keep coming back.

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    Re: Honda mower difficult to start

    Quote Originally Posted by reynoldston View Post
    !6 dollars for a new carburetor, can' beat that price. Is that the price retail from a dealer? Anytime it seems I look at new carburetors it is always over 100 dollars. For 16 dollars you can't mess with the old one very much. I can also understand Jmurray point. Time you go to dealer to buy the carburetor, pay tax it it's a lot more then 16 dollars. When just a quick cleaning for a little of your own labor would fix it why not and if you still have problims then time for throw away and buy new.
    Exactly
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    Re: Honda mower difficult to start

    Quote Originally Posted by reynoldston View Post
    !6 dollars for a new carburetor, can' beat that price. Is that the price retail from a dealer? Anytime it seems I look at new carburetors it is always over 100 dollars. For 16 dollars you can't mess with the old one very much. I can also understand Jmurray point. Time you go to dealer to buy the carburetor, pay tax it it's a lot more then 16 dollars. When just a quick cleaning for a little of your own labor would fix it why not and if you still have problims then time for throw away and buy new.
    $16 dollars is retail price.

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    Re: Honda mower difficult to start

    Quote Originally Posted by reynoldston View Post
    !6 dollars for a new carburetor, can' beat that price. Is that the price retail from a dealer? Anytime it seems I look at new carburetors it is always over 100 dollars. For 16 dollars you can't mess with the old one very much. I can also understand Jmurray point. Time you go to dealer to buy the carburetor, pay tax it it's a lot more then 16 dollars. When just a quick cleaning for a little of your own labor would fix it why not and if you still have problims then time for throw away and buy new.
    Quote Originally Posted by reynoldston View Post
    I forgot to add this. If you are having a dirt problem it is just important to take care of where is is coming from as the carburetor work or the problem will just keep coming back.
    You guys must have way too much free time to be cleaning worthless carbs that can easily be replaced for $16 bucks.

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    Re: Honda mower difficult to start

    Quote Originally Posted by davbell22602 View Post
    You guys must have way too much free time to be cleaning worthless carbs that can easily be replaced for $16 bucks.
    It is what is called using what you have.
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    Re: Honda mower difficult to start

    Quote Originally Posted by davbell22602 View Post
    You guys must have way too much free time to be cleaning worthless carbs that can easily be replaced for $16 bucks.
    Lets talk about time and money. The closest Honda dealer is 25 miles from here, that is 50 miles at 3.60 a gallon for gas and sales tax with lots of stop lights and traffic. The carburetor has to be R&R no matter what new or cleaning. The only Honda carburetor I have cleaned was on a generator this pass summer and I thought it was just a simple job. The cleaning part haft hour tops. Now what do you think I would have charge the coustomer more for the 2hr. trip plus gas or the haft hour cleaning job. Now if the carbureator needs major work and worthless yes a new carburetor. I thing I can't get over is the price of the carburetor 16 dollaars for a new carburetor I had to buy a new B&S carburetor for a John Deere last year and my cost was 130 dollars. Must be the differant between John Deere and Honda. I just payed 30 dollars last week for a used B&S carburetor from a salvage yard and I had to clean that.

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    Re: Honda mower difficult to start

    This site will help you in getting that carb clean. Just go to the service tab and look at the Service information and service movies on the drop down menu.

    Honda Engines Europe EEC

    Want to buy a replacement carb and have it delivered to your door, these two places offer some pretty darn good prices. I've bought from both myself.
    http://www.boats.net/
    http://www.planopower.com/store/hond...r_key.shtml#42

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    Re: Honda mower difficult to start

    Quote Originally Posted by reynoldston View Post
    Lets talk about time and money. The closest Honda dealer is 25 miles from here, that is 50 miles at 3.60 a gallon for gas and sales tax with lots of stop lights and traffic. The carburetor has to be R&R no matter what new or cleaning. The only Honda carburetor I have cleaned was on a generator this pass summer and I thought it was just a simple job. The cleaning part haft hour tops. Now what do you think I would have charge the coustomer more for the 2hr. trip plus gas or the haft hour cleaning job. Now if the carbureator needs major work and worthless yes a new carburetor. I thing I can't get over is the price of the carburetor 16 dollaars for a new carburetor I had to buy a new B&S carburetor for a John Deere last year and my cost was 130 dollars. Must be the differant between John Deere and Honda. I just payed 30 dollars last week for a used B&S carburetor from a salvage yard and I had to clean that.
    Amen!

    I'm not saying $16 isn't a good deal, and I would go for it (if I didn't live in Scotland!) it I needed to, but if the carburettor was simply dirty, I'd clean it rather than replace it.
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