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  1. Re: Craftman Mower with 16.5hp Honda Engine runs great without (new) air filter but n

    Black smoke = unburned fuel. Too rich.

    Clean, rebuild or replace the carburetor.
  2. Re: From Kubota To Scag......First Impressions

    Strange as it may seem, you're not doing your engine any favors by doing this. The dirtiest air your engine will get is with a brand new filter and a brand new oil filter passes bigger particles...
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    Re: Need some help with a 6.75 HP B&S

    Thermostat? What thermostat?
  4. Re: How to rewind the starter spring on this old edger? Maybe 50 years old

    I don't think Briggs and Stratton used stickers for ID numbers back in the old days. Look close on the sheet metal; there are small, stamped numbers on there somewhere. In this case, I don't think...
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    Re: ZT52HD DECK VIBRATION FIX

    I noticed the drive belt whipping all over the place, too. It's kind of a weird arrangement in that the drive belt powers the center and left blades and a second belt connects the right blade to the...
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    Re: Yazoos for sale

    Click on the Forums button then scroll down and find the Private Party Ads forum.

    That's the place.
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    Re: Hours add up if you forget key on.

    The combo tach/hour meter on the Kubota is definitely old school--cable driven off the injection pump, just like an old-time speedometer/odometer.
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    Re: Oil ingredient list

    Almost everything has a Safety Data Sheet (SDS; formerly MSDS). You can search for the SDS and see what you can find. It may tell you what you're looking for but sometimes they're very vague.
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    Re: Hours add up if you forget key on.

    Same with the Kubota L3000.
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    Re: General question about Hours of use.

    I merged the two threads.
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    Re: General Question about Engine Hours

    It depends on how you use it. The fewer thermal cycles the better. Avoiding maximum power output for extended periods helps.
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    Re: ZT52HD DECK VIBRATION FIX

    Only way to find out is to make the offer.
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    Re: ZT52HD DECK VIBRATION FIX

    Try the 52" you intend to buy (the exact unit). If it vibrates, take it back. If it doesn't, buy it but with the understanding in writing that if it starts to vibrate, you want a whole new deck.
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    Re: ZT52HD DECK VIBRATION FIX

    I recommend you do some before and after kit installation videos. I know it seems like a waste of time, but I'd install every new component of their kit and if it makes no difference, you'll have...
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    Re: hydro gear 2800 Oil Change Problem

    Good point. I was assuming there was only one pump.
  16. Re: Tiny puncture/rot hole in New TimeCutter Deck

    Lift up that rubber anti-slip pad and have a diamond-shaped patch welded over the hole.
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    Re: Hours add up if you forget key on.

    I am too forgetful to NOT keep records.

    My Cub Cadet and Kubota tractors record engine hours. I like that. The Husqvarna MZ52 tracks PTO hours. I guess since it's a single function machine...
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    Re: hydro gear 2800 Oil Change Problem

    Or the pump itself quit pumping. That's the component of the system that's common to both hydros. If it goes, they go.
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    Re: 2000 Series Chassis Lube

    I'm sure that finding that zerk and greasing after 25 years it falls under the category of BFWOT, but it became a quest. The little flanged brass bushing that it lubricates has probably been worn...
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    Re: 2000 Series Chassis Lube

    Success, at last.

    The key is, both zerks are not on the RH side, as shown in the picture. The aft zerk is on the LH side and can't be seen without an inspection mirror. But it can be reached...
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    Re: 2000 Series Chassis Lube

    Thanks for the link! Mine's a 1994 but I found an illustration that shows two grease zerks in Figure 5-17, page 5-38.
  22. Re: B & S Mower Engine - Fuel Not Feeding Engine + Primer Pumping Air

    Yes, it's a Lazarus thread but Narko's suggested fix was different than the previous fix by greynold99.

    Isn't that a good thing in case someone else is looking to solve the same problem?
  23. Thread: oil

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    Engine Re: oil

    I don't have a Ford Powerstroke, either, but I have a friend who does. That's what got this whole thing started--I bought him a case of Mobil Delvac only to find out it didn't make the Ford approved...
  24. Thread: oil

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    Engine Re: oil

    I don't see the Ford Powerstroke approval. Am I overlooking it? I thought we determined that T4 met the Ford spec?
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    Re: Sick Toro Timemaster

    You might want to post as much information about the engine as you can. Make, model, specification numbers, etc. It varies from manufacturer to manufacturer as to where this info is located. I...
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    Re: 2000 Series Chassis Lube

    Mine is one of the first year's production, so I'd guess there is a nipple back there.

    But I'll be damned if I can figure out how to grease it. I tried this morning just to feel it and failed. ...
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    2000 Series Chassis Lube

    Attached is the lube chart for my 2140 AGS. The red arrow points to the steering mechanism. It indicates there are TWO grease zerks. I can only find one; the one that lubes the thru shaft.
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    Re: Tiller engine problem

    If it's an overhead valve engine, check your valve lash.
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    Re: Sears Torque Wrench?

    Are those bolts now single-use?
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    Re: How to flush/clean this carb

    There is a check ball in that plastic tube to prevent gas from flowing the direction you're trying to make it go. If you put pressure on it, the ball may be stuck.

    It is replaceable and cost very...
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    Re: How to flush/clean this carb

    There is a check ball in that plastic tube to prevent gas from flowing the direction you're trying to make it go. If you put pressure on it, the ball may be stuck.

    It is replaceable and cost very...
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    Re: How to fix valve lash on a non OHV engine

    There is no valve adjustment on small flathead engines. That is taken care of when the engine is originally built (or the valves replaced) by grinding the end of the valve stem to obtain the correct...
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    Re: Sears Torque Wrench?

    Sears quit doing the lifetime warranty on the torque wrenches years ago. I had to take mine back and the new one came with a 60 day warranty.
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    Re: 345 Cylinder Head

    The problem is that extractor is as hard or harder than any cutting tool, so a small shop may not have the machinery to do it. I haven't seen a water jet used to remove a tap or extractor but it...
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    Re: Replacement Engine for 28V707

    The Briggs & Stratton website used to have a 're-power' section. Have you checked that?
  36. Re: Hustler raptor kawasaki crankshaft end snapped off

    I think most manufacturer's set aside money for 'unusual' warranty claims. This should certainly qualify as an unusual claim. If it isn't, Kawasaki has a big problem on their hands.

    It would be...
  37. Thread: ZD 331 -

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    Re: ZD 331 -

    When was the last time the fuel filter(s) were changed? Does it have a restriction indicator on the air filter? If so, what's it reading? If not, when was the last time it was replaced?
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    Re: Can't adjust toe-in

    You're right, the skipped tooth wouldn't do anything for alignment. Don't know what I was thinking.

    A friend had an Ariens lawn tractor that had a severe toe-out problem. Nothing was adjustable....
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    Re: Can't adjust toe-in

    Look close at the steering components, especially the brackets that attach the tie rods to the front spindles. Somebody has probably plowed into something and bent a steering system component, OR...
  40. Re: In a BIG PICKLE!!! Need Cub Cadet 603-0690 Spindle Assembly

    I bought a couple of those spindles off of ebay. I'm not sure they have tapered roller bearings, as the seals both face each other. In the true CC spindles, they face the same direction.
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    Re: B&S Vanguard Synthetic 15w-50 oil

    That's true. So are all the other oils on the list that Ford provided. But the fact that some don't meet the specs that CJ-4 did means that it isn't backward compatible.

    It used to be that all...
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    Re: B&S Vanguard Synthetic 15w-50 oil

    We still have to remain vigilant. Once the API decided that the CK-4 rating didn't have to be backward compatible, everything changed.
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    Re: Tecumseh formula 11hp issue

    I had a similar problem with a 10 HP Tecumseh on a generator.

    My engine had a low oil shutdown system. The oil was registering midway between low and full on the dipstick but when I filled it up...
  44. Fuel Re: Engine starts after priming, then dies in 2-3 seconds

    Why did you replace the carburetor and what did you replace it with?

    It sounds like you replaced a defective carburetor with another defective carburetor.
  45. Re: Hustler raptor kawasaki crankshaft end snapped off

    I have never seen a crank break outside of the crankcase.

    Definitely a manufacturing defect. Kawasaki need to make this right.
  46. Re: Hustler raptor kawasaki crankshaft end snapped off

    Your signature says "Midwest." How far are you from Hesston, Kansas, the home of Hustler?
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    Re: B&S Vanguard Synthetic 15w-50 oil

    You're right, it was in a PM. I'm going to share a bit of it here in case tom3 is interested:
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    Re: B&S Vanguard Synthetic 15w-50 oil

    Yes, we did but I can't find it now. Maybe it was in a thread someone else started?
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    Re: ZT52HD DECK VIBRATION FIX

    Thanks, Bullgoose! I'm glad you joined the forum.

    I wish Gravely had you working on the problem!
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    Re: B&S Vanguard Synthetic 15w-50 oil

    Not to worry, they already have.

    Some brands the latest rating, CK-4, is not backward compatible. Ford has issued a statement not to use any CK-4 oil unless it carries Ford's specification on the...
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