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  1. Re: Honda GX390 Backfiring Thru Carburetor (No Start)

    Backfiring through the carb is caused by
    1) air: fuel ratio way too lean
    2) spark way too far advanced
    3) exhaust valve not opening
    4) cam out of time.

    Try a different spark plug and widen the...
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    Re: Lawn Mower to Log splitter

    1) is the grub screw removed from on to of the key.
    2) tap the key from both ends in & out till you can knock it right through.
    Degrease the pto shaft with the strongest degreases you cah find amd...
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    Re: LawnBoy 10324 suddenly went wild

    Sitting in the hot sun fuel can be forced through the carb and then because it is a blue smoke accumulate in the sump
    Thus the mower is getting fuel from both the carb and the crankcase.

    Other...
  4. Re: Raptor SD 54 inch drive belt keeps coming off

    Any thing that leads to a discussion between people with opposing views is a very good thing so be pleased with yourself for initating it.
    One of the signs of a civalized society is the ability for...
  5. Re: Raptor SD 54 inch drive belt keeps coming off

    And like any other system, capitalism needs to be strongly regulated or you end up with monopolies or duopolies that become "too big to be allowed to fail" to quote a previous President of the USA....
  6. Re: Raptor SD 54 inch drive belt keeps coming off

    Firstly i do not retail at al I have a repair only business and stealing IS an Appropriate word to describe this immoral business plan.
    Technically it is called SKIMMING and is technically ILLEGAL...
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    Re: CS-4600 no start

    Yes a line coming from the block is the impulse line to power the fuel pump..
    The 2 lines you are seeing are the pick up & return lines.
    The fuel tank runs at pressure of around 7 to 10 psi.
    Any...
  8. Re: New CV740 doesn't reach RPM at full throttle

    If they inspected each & every part properly then you would be paying air graft type prices for engines & engine parts.
    So a sample of every part is tested and a sample of every engine off the line...
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    Re: Expired Security Certificate

    Professions data thieves set up a fake site.
    SO you log on to what you think is this forum and in fact you have logged into the data mining site and it then logs into the forum.
    So it sits between...
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    Re: Battery advice for 16HP Vanguard

    You might want to consider the clutch very carefully because if it dumps on the teeth will strip out of the box.
    Those old boxes were only designed to handle 12 Hp and many of them have gears that...
  11. Re: From Kubota To Scag......First Impressions

    Yes it was a problem with engines that relied on debris settleing out and forming a sludge suddenly having all of the contiminants staying in suspension.
    IT is staggering just how much of the solids...
  12. Re: Troy built Horse xp deck engagement cable

    he Pulley is the PTO ( Power Take Off )and the lever you pull - push - twist to make the blades spin is the PTO lever.
    Some times called the "Deck Engagement Lever" to make the mower sound more...
  13. Re: Maintenance: Oil Change with K&N Oil Filter & Valvoline High Mileage Full Syn 10w

    The problem with 99.99999999999 % of those monkeys they have no idea what they are looking at.
    Find one who has done a diploma in materials engineering or has any other formal qualification that...
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    Re: Courage 19

    A friend who has been a professional mechanic all his life used to go look at everyone's screwdriver drawer / rack
    He always maintained that a real mechanic will have at least 50 screwdrivers and...
  15. Re: Maintenance: Oil Change with K&N Oil Filter & Valvoline High Mileage Full Syn 10w

    I really wish the oil companies used the alternative description of DISPERSANT rather than detergent .
    People just can not get the idea that a detergent cleans; out of their heads.
    You can probably...
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    Re: Stx 38 steering problem

    45911
  17. Re: Help! Wahat have i done to my mower? (unusual vibration)

    The blades are not located properly on the shaft.
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    Re: Stx 38 steering problem

    This is a big job so allocate a full weekend for it and lay the parts out in order because there a re a lot of washers that are all different thicknesses.
    The steering wheel turns a shaft and welded...
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    Re: New guy here - 5216 Help

    The last photo is as it should be.
    If it really urks you then buy a flat idler as large as you can get that will fit between the side rail & the belt then bolt it in so it deflects the belt about...
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    Re: Viking MR380

    Are we talking about a green & white Viking bought from a Stihl Shop or a brand that is local to Kiwi land ?
  21. Re: Troy built Horse xp deck engagement cable

    I like to start from the deck and fed the cable in backwards cause there is less for it to get stuck on that way
    No real secret to it just make sure the PTO lever is in the off position.
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    Re: edger stalls

    Please start with the model number so we can look it up.
    Then some details of exactly what is happening.
    By now I can just about diagnose a lot of trimers by ear but all we have to go on is the...
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    Re: 48" Bobcat Ransomes Belt sizes

    When faced with your situation and I regularly am I measure the belt run with some rope either 1/2" or 5/8"
    Take the springs off any tension arms then run the belt .
    Measure the length of the rope...
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    Re: Courage 19

    So the confession of a "cheap tool " user.:laughing:
  25. Re: From Kubota To Scag......First Impressions

    You have been watching too many Castrol TV adds.
    Detergent oils clean nothing never have and never will
    A detergent molecule will attach itself to anything other than oil, at one end only.
    So what...
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    Re: Courage 19

    Scrubby,
    been doing it long enough now to eyeball 1/2"
    Find an old cheapie & grind it a touch thinner
    Stahlwillies & some of the better snap ons will be hin enough to get between the bowl & the...
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    Re: Battery advice for 16HP Vanguard

    Not familiar with a Wolf Cart.
    Does it use a governed engine or a strait throttle control engine.
    If the former the control goes to the loose end of the spring on the governor arm.
    If not it goes...
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    Re: Expired Security Certificate

    Yes ,
    I had to use an old copy of Safari on an old box running OS 10.1 to bypass the expired certificate.
    Happens fairly regularly .
    I see it more than most in the USA as the certificates...
  29. Engine Re: Honda GCV135 engine: throttle valve open in idle position when not running?

    People think that the throttle control moves the throttle valve.
    This is the case with your car but not with a governed engine
    What it actually does is limit how far the governor can close down...
  30. Re: New around here, SV735 fast idle surging issue. Already tried all the obvious th

    Also why we either fit genuine parts or parts that come from a certified supplier who will take them back if we find them to be defective.
    Sorry itt happened to you in 7 years and over $200,000 (...
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    Re: Expired Security Certificate

    Went back and double checked and the certificate from "Lets Encrypt" is in fact expired.
    Not an "I am smarter than you" situation SSL's are very important .
    Not particularly necessary for this site...
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    Expired Security Certificate

    According to Firefox the security certificate expired on the 13th and it will not connect to the site because it can not make a secure connection
    Checked & I can connect via the smart phone but have...
  33. Mower deck Re: Model YTA24V48 Rattling noise coming from under mower

    Remove the deck & drive belts, one at a time see if the rattle vanishes with one of then off the engine pulley.
    grab the PTO clutch and twist it back & forth to see if that sounds like what you are...
  34. Re: Raptor SD 54 inch drive belt keeps coming off

    I really was not trying to be insulting but there is a consequence every time some one opens their wallet.
    Lowers are effectivly stealing from the dealers who have to cover the very expensive...
  35. Re: Brake Pedal Pulsating/Bouncing 917.271022

    You have a chunk missing from your drive belt or a tree nut , seed pod or other such is stuck in the belt or one of the pulleys.
    I am talking about the long belt that goes from the engine all the...
  36. Re: New around here, SV735 fast idle surging issue. Already tried all the obvious th

    Dave,
    Well you are at the limit of my knowledge on this one.
    The idle adjustment is not a fuel jet
    If it is in the flange then it is a passage way metering jet that controls the volume of the idle...
  37. Re: Raptor SD 54 inch drive belt keeps coming off

    Lowes make a 100% profit selling the mower to you even at clearance prices and to top it off they don't pay for floor stock
    The dealer makes a 30% selling to you at a higher price and has to pay for...
  38. Re: New around here, SV735 fast idle surging issue. Already tried all the obvious th

    Kohler used Nikki & Keihin carbs \The latest manual number I have is # 32 690 01 Rev. D
    Go to the Kohler USA web page then under customer support go to manuals
    If you come to a log in page log in...
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    Re: Honda GX200 sparking

    Remove the spark plug and clean the insulator with brake cleaner.
    Saturate the plug cap with WD 40 then tip it out and blow dry
    When the plug is out check the plug gap and clean the tip with some...
  40. Re: New around here, SV735 fast idle surging issue. Already tried all the obvious th

    Using propane seems to be a USA specific idea and while you are right, the chances of a Whoof is low that still does not make it a good idea.
    IT also does not work particularly well in any situation...
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    Re: Tire Help Please

    :welcome:

    However you will be more welcome if you only post the same question in one place.
    So as the post will be most useful in the Gravely section please use the edit feature & remove this...
  42. Re: New around here, SV735 fast idle surging issue. Already tried all the obvious th

    And propane gas around the manifold is dangerous , stupid and ineffectual
    Dangerous :- the gas can ignite
    Stupid :- because of the above & potential for serious injury
    Ineffectual:- because of the...
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    Re: CS-4600 no start

    Firstly these engines are very small so the amount of starting fluid needed to make the fire is tiny.
    Most spray way too much in the engine and effectivly flood it
    My GuESS is the flywheel key has...
  44. Re: New around here, SV735 fast idle surging issue. Already tried all the obvious th

    Air , like any other fluid takes the path of least resistance.
    An air leak through a bad manifold gasket is DRIVEN by the venturi effect of the air rushing into the engine.
    Thus at low revs there...
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    Re: Pulled out the axle. OOOPS

    Did you try heating dull red then quenching a few time to break the rust bond ?
    Never had one that wouls not hammer out.
    The one catch is you have to lay into the hammer so it never looses contact...
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    Re: EXmark quest model qts708gem4200

    Take the plug leads off one at a time and see if it makes a difference
  47. Sticky: Re: Welcome to the Murray Forum -- Check in Here First!

    Briggs & Stratton bought the remains of Murray from the liquidators
    They have sold the rights to the brand name to a Chinese factory so the Murrays you see now days are fully imported.
    I can buy...
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    Re: Fall Cutting

    So that is where all of our rain has gone .
    You water theif :laughing:
    Send it back down here where it belongs.
  49. Sticky: Re: Welcome to the Murray Forum -- Check in Here First!

    That code is not one I am familiar with.
    However if it has a Briggs engine in it the first 2 digits of the serial number will be the year ,
    From that I would go to jacks web page...
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    Re: Pulled out the axle. OOOPS

    Never beat off a wheel.
    The only thing that holds it in is either an E clip or a round wire gear retainer.
    Both bear against a thrust washer on the alloy case.
    You now have a very big job ahead of...
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