Search:

Type: Posts; User: tom3

Page 1 of 10 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.01 seconds.

  1. Replies
    26
    Views
    673

    Re: Briggs and Stratton L Head - Low Compression

    My son starts his up with the spray head removed and the wand trigger tied open. Will pump some water but no pressure to deal with, then let off the trigger and see if the pump goes up to pressure...
  2. Replies
    4
    Views
    140

    Re: Best Riding Mower for 2k or under?

    I'd look for a Briggs engine with an iron sleeved cylinder, a manual (non-hydro) transmission. About anything else would be common on all machines in that price range. Routine maintenance and care...
  3. Replies
    5
    Views
    178

    Re: Good fix for wheels?

    Have taken a strip of aluminum flashing material and made a bushing for the inside of the all plastic wheel. Roll it around the bolt to get it to size. Might need to ream out the bore a little bit,...
  4. Replies
    4
    Views
    259

    Re: LA 145 Vibrates bad!

    Another satisfied customer. Now if I could just get my wife on "her lawnmower".
  5. Replies
    26
    Views
    673

    Re: Briggs and Stratton L Head - Low Compression

    These little engines on washers really get a workout, high rpm and loaded about 90% of the time. Did the cylinder bore look smooth and shiny? Could be a valve guide is worn and sucking oil from the...
  6. Thread: striped screw

    by tom3
    Replies
    2
    Views
    78

    Re: striped screw

    Stripped the screw or the threaded hole? Sometimes if you look into the hole you can see a couple good threads left at the bottom. Screw in a stud and secure the carb with a nut if so. There are...
  7. Replies
    26
    Views
    673

    Re: Briggs and Stratton L Head - Low Compression

    One thing I've done a lot with head gaskets is to give the gasket a good coat of aluminum paint on both sides, bolt together while the paint is still tacky. Helps with old engines with not so good...
  8. Re: F-340 Experts - Altitude Screw Adjustment Question

    Same here. Mine is an F engine with a metal Walbro carb, worn throttle shaft bores, no mixture adjustments, tried everything to get it to smooth out. Even put a fine wire through the main jet, cut...
  9. Replies
    3
    Views
    87

    Re: New member/ Old mower

    Sounds like you mow some serious grass up there. My wife's mower is a Ranch King hydro with a Briggs twin. She has never sat on it. Kind of a joke around here. You are a lucky man I think.
  10. Replies
    26
    Views
    673

    Re: Briggs and Stratton L Head - Low Compression

    Could be an easy start engine? That would have a compression release that works up to a certain rpm to reduce the pull needed to start, give you a low reading on the test. I'd suspect the...
  11. Re: F-340 Experts - Altitude Screw Adjustment Question

    From what I've gathered the screw allows air into the float bowl. Seems odd but I guess it's an emission thing. I do see that if you turn it in the motor runs fine until it just shuts down from...
  12. Thread: Lightest Models?

    by tom3
    Replies
    29
    Views
    973

    Re: Lightest Models?

    [QUOTE=Lawnboy77;336376]Alright, got some of them weighed and about what I figured, except for the D-400 bricks of the 60's compared to the 1970 bricks, the 60's bricks are about 2 lbs. heavier. All...
  13. Replies
    7
    Views
    176

    Re: Demoed a 31 hp Kohlar EFI Cheetah today

    I wonder how the engine speed is controlled. Sounds like a governor problem if not electronic. For sure something is not right.
  14. Replies
    8
    Views
    463

    Re: 2004 Scag Wildcat motor

    First thing I'd do - just me - is pull the valve covers and look for a dropped push rod. Might get real lucky, fish it out, replace it, and have a good motor. At those hours with routine...
  15. Re: Looks like security document has expired, can't access with FireFox

    I put a post on the tractor forum about it last night, back up today. My message said to contact the website admin. Duh. Hard to contact them when you can't access the forum. Glad it's back.
  16. Replies
    6
    Views
    183

    Re: Should I Run It Up?

    I wouldn't worry about it, should be fine. Might top off the tank(s) if you have a spare minute. Hope everything turns out OK with your young'n.
  17. Re: New Chinese engine spotted on budget craftsman mower at Sears

    Well, Wisconsin used to be the engine capital of the world. Then the mfrs. found they could get labor for $5 a day and low import taxes from Mexico so that's where a couple of the major power...
  18. Replies
    3
    Views
    194

    Re: How to bypass B&S twin opposed fuel pump

    I think the crankcase is actually vented through the air cleaner, but to be safe I'd probably leave the vacuum line attached to the pump and just run the fuel lines together. Not real sure how the...
  19. Replies
    10
    Views
    476

    Re: Briggs fuel/air mixture issue

    Some of the newer carbs don't have any actual adjustments for mixture, just a screw that adjusts the air bleed into the float bowl. Weird deal for sure but I guess this controls emissions from the...
  20. Replies
    6
    Views
    343

    Re: Creeping Charlie Consuming My Lawn

    Haven't found anything that actually kills the stuff and leaves the grass but I've controlled it with Scotts Weed and Feed granules in a drop spreader. Have to get up early with heavy dew and put it...
  21. Replies
    11
    Views
    507

    Re: Backfire when hot only

    Somewhat normal for some mower engines I think. When you shut it off, the engine pulls fuel/air until while it is winding down, maybe has a easy start exhaust valve opening at low rpm too. This...
  22. Replies
    6
    Views
    594

    Re: JD x590 48" Deck Accumulates Grass

    Is that a welded fabricated deck or the standard stamped steel deck? Side discharge? Seems like a wet grass deal but I guess you'd know that. Odd problem for a stamped deck though.
  23. Replies
    2
    Views
    180

    Comparison Re: whats the deal with the Troy Bilt XP series?

    This guy is not impressed:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KopCkfsjkpA


    Looks like the XP might stand for xtra price?
  24. Replies
    1
    Views
    208

    Straight shaft trimmer head maintenance?

    My gas straight shaft trimmer is 4 or 5 years old and wondering if I should pull the head apart and lube or relube? What is actually inside the angled head on these? It does seem to get real warm...
  25. Replies
    6
    Views
    440

    Re: Picked up another LB

    Aluminum/mag deck too. That's a good find these days. Nice looking machine. I took the primer bulb off mine, never needed it. Push throttle full on (choke) and it starts on second pull usually.
  26. Replies
    27
    Views
    707

    Re: Argh! Briggs Recoil

    I usually clean that extension with some steel wool, clean the bore, add a drop or two of oil, runs for years. Very unusual to have problems with that old style ball bearing recoil deal. Might look...
  27. Replies
    5
    Views
    201

    Re: JD L130 mower deck

    Might check the action of that tensioner pulley. The swivel point of the mounting bracket can get dirty, rusted, dry, and not let it follow the belt like it should. Clean and lube if so.
  28. Thread: Hello

    by tom3
    Replies
    13
    Views
    597

    Re: Hello

    Internal balancer? Or an electric blade clutch not anchored right?
  29. Replies
    17
    Views
    667

    Re: Replacing under-deck mandrels

    Impact wrench would be the best bet I suspect. Or use a Dremel tool to cut the nut as much as you can get to then finish splitting it with a chisel and hammer.
  30. Replies
    5
    Views
    201

    Re: JD L130 mower deck

    And when running the clutch is coupled straight through, no bearings in play there. My L130 deck is pretty noisy too, I suspect it's the design of the deck that transmits noise combined with the...
  31. Replies
    2
    Views
    525

    Re: John Deere S-240 Is A Major Disappointment

    First thing I'd do is pull the spark plugs, engage the blades, rotate the engine with the starter motor and observe the blade rotation. I've heard of the counter-rotating blades, never seen them in...
  32. Thread: Yet Another Toro!

    by tom3
    Replies
    6
    Views
    351

    Re: Yet Another Toro!

    Worst looking carb I've ever seen. Kind of an oddball looking mower too. $5 for a $300 mower that looks in decent shape is a deal for sure. Did you get it running?
  33. Replies
    11
    Views
    582

    Re: Simplicity Conquest transmission

    Not sure of the whole situation. But if the gears can be salvaged I'd remove the lock parts and make a patch for the outside of the busted case. Form a piece of metal pretty close to the case...
  34. Re: Couldn't get my D-series to start after running out of gas

    Couple things. Check sparkplug, if wet clean it up good or replace. Give it a shot of starting fluid in the spark plug hole. I sometimes use a drill and a socket on the top flywheel nut to rotate...
  35. Replies
    4
    Views
    311

    Re: New Acquisition: 21" Commercial Toro

    I'd pull the air cleaner off, unhook the crankcase breather tube and see if there's a lot of blowby with the motor running. From looking at the mower it doesn't have a lot of hours on it, and a...
  36. Thread: John Deere G100

    by tom3
    Replies
    4
    Views
    351

    Re: John Deere G100

    This is pretty much a beefed up L120/130 mower. With the bigger motor and stronger transmission it is certainly a worthwhile project. That transmission does use the same oil for the differential...
  37. Replies
    30
    Views
    3,053

    Re: Do we all need to round up our Roundup?

    I've always assumed that this stuff, mixed properly, is so weak and used once or twice a year is harmless to the average consumer. Much like eating microwave popcorn once in a while.
  38. Replies
    26
    Views
    1,824

    Re: New Kobalt 80V Max Line

    I just can't see spending $500+ on a mower with a potentially short life span. I've had tool Li-ion tool packs that went south in three years and no warranty. With these mower batteries sitting for...
  39. Replies
    10
    Views
    746

    Re: Oversizing Snow Blower Engines?

    Oddly enough, I noticed in the video that engine was not revved up much, thought it would really kick butt if running faster, but I see it's a diesel. Not so sure a V8 diesel is a good choice for...
  40. Replies
    10
    Views
    746

    Re: Oversizing Snow Blower Engines?

    Reminds me of the V8 chain saw video, and those V8 powered motorcycles. I could go for one of those, even though it's absurd.
  41. Re: Briggs 4hp mower with carb that bolts on gas tank

    Several different versions of this engine and carb setup. Need to post the engine numbers, locate on sheet metal housing just above the spark plug, or just above the muffler on the side. I'd guess...
  42. Replies
    6
    Views
    413

    Re: Peerless hydrostatic transaxle fluid replace

    Not sure what's inside that hydraulic unit. I wonder if that motor oil is not compatible with seals and such in the unit. Other hydros use the same oil for the gears and the pump so those might be...
  43. Replies
    4
    Views
    553

    Re: X500 will not start

    Pull the spark plugs and see if they are wet.
  44. Replies
    6
    Views
    500

    Repairs Re: 2008 LA130 Automatic Won't Move

    Sure agree with that. My father-in -law had a couple JD mowers, 345 series I believe. I was impressed with the life of them and the serviceable hydros, two filters in those actually. I got this...
  45. Replies
    0
    Views
    238

    JD L130 blade clutch - adjustment?

    On my old Sears GT rider I can switch the blade clutch on and it engages pretty smooth but on the John Deere L130 mower it grabs and janks the whole deck pretty hard, even at a real low motor RPM. ...
  46. Replies
    6
    Views
    500

    Repairs Re: 2008 LA130 Automatic Won't Move

    I doubt the belt is the problem too. But I'd put it all back together and test it out. Usually they will go when cold, reverse will be weak but still working. When heated up the reverse goes almost...
  47. Thread: X570

    by tom3
    Replies
    5
    Views
    678

    Re: X570

    Might depend on the layout of the mowing. Pretty much open space and even terrain, go for the bigger deck. Otherwise I'd probably get the 48, still plenty of width and maybe a bit more user...
  48. Re: Toro Personal Pace Model 20334 Valve Won't Seat / No Compression

    There is a section in an old Briggs manual about replacing the valve seats. I've done this a couple times on old engines and it does work. Basically pull the valve, put the seat back in as it should...
  49. Replies
    10
    Views
    746

    Re: Oversizing Snow Blower Engines?

    I think there's a guy who used to work for Binford tools that did this to his blower. More power.
  50. Re: Peerless 2000 series Hydrostatic Interchange and Repair Information sought.

    I have read that an oil change in these Peerless hydraulic drive units can work wonders on these hydros. I did that on my Tuff Torq (different design, same principle) and got three more years out of...
Results 1 to 50 of 456
Page 1 of 10 1 2 3 4