Recent content by slomo

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    Half stuck engine

    I thought is was written with poor English. Just like I write everything. LOL slomo
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    kawasaki fh601v 19hp compression test

    How is a leak down done with an ACR? Guessing valves fully closed obviously. slomo
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    I lost a blade

    Old timers used to WALK the entire yard prior to mowing. They would take a bucket to retrieve sticks, rocks, log chains, mower blades and so on. slomo
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    Half stuck engine

    Guess I missed the part where the engine was ran with no oil. Is this the case here? Wait, is this a new Briggs engine sales gimmick again? Now we don't need oil at all? slomo
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    Half stuck engine

    Is the deck choked with barbed wire or a log chain? Did you WALK the yard prior to mowing? Remove the spark plug/s. Rotate the blade/s by hand. Engine should turn over easy. slomo
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    Quits running when hot

    Do you have spark after 10 mins? Water in the gas? I like that one. I think Rivets preaches that one, water in the gas deal. Someone does..... Does your engine have a fuel pump? Remove the hose AT the carb inlet. See after 10 mins you have good fuel flow INTO the carb. Cylinder block cooling...
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    Is the Kohler Courage really that bad?

    Dude, your engine blew. Get over it. Blaming a brand name for life, does nothing productive. You still have a blown engine...... Like a little child throwing a tantrum. Put your juice box down and pull up your diaper. As for attempting to correct guys like Scrubcadet10, Rivets and...
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    Honda HRR216 poor bagging when lowered

    Calling BS on the Honda thatch deal. These mowers will barely fill the bag up. Needless to say suck up dead thatch at the dirt level through the foliage. How can some Honda employee see this from a video? LOL slomo
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    Honda HRX Surging and Popping

    Make sure you clean the bottom of the cylinder too. Most engines have a side metal cover that hugs the lower cylinder block fin area. Grass and junk will get trapped in there easily. slomo
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    Honda HRX Surging and Popping

    If the fins are dirty, it stops cylinder block and head cooling. That leads to warped aluminum blocks, bores out of round, valve seats popping out, valve guides coming loose and so on. It overheats the engine. These are air and oil cooled engines. No coolant to cool them. Should be cleaned...
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    Honda HRX Surging and Popping

    If it is still surging, carb is still dirty or a fuel delivery issue. Valve adjustment would be nice too. Clean the engine block cooling fins yearly also. slomo
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    I found THE best ultrasonic cleaner

    Ammonia is 11.6 on the ph scale. Again available in most homes and cheap. If ammonia can't clean or degrease a part, you've got issues LOL. That stuff will clean anything. I too have no use for brake cleaners and carb dips. I use foaming window cleaner in a can as a save substitute for brake...
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    Craftsman briggs and stratton Platinum 21 HP 540cc XRD

    Dirty carb Weak battery Like others said, valve clearance check Clean engine block cooling fins all around the cylinder/s yearly or more often if you bag or sling grass. Check and clean all ground points Rust on a coil has zero issues firing a plug. Same with a rusty flywheel. Remove plug and...
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    Hard starting New T10 Craftsman

    Take it back to walmart under warranty. slomo
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    I found THE best ultrasonic cleaner

    Yup, remove all rubber and plastic parts if possible. The wonder cleaners can eat rubber parts. slomo