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  1. Re: 16 hp Vanguard smoking, leaking oil, and died.

    The alternator puts out alternating current so polarity isn't an issue.
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    Re: Help with Stihl 08 S

    You have a later model with the chain brake which is good. The 08S was popular here with firewood cutters and orchardists but I only saw them with 3/8 chain. A 3/8 60dl chain would be correct for...
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    Re: Need some help with a 6.75 HP B&S

    The engine has been overheated for the seat to come loose. Did you stake it in place so it stays put? Did you check the clearances? Is the head properly torqued with a new gasket?
  4. Re: How to rewind the starter spring on this old edger? Maybe 50 years old

    As he said use the pulley to pull the spring into the housing, I made a tool using an old starter clutch hub. Once in keep rotating the pulley until it reaches the end of it's travel. Now comes the...
  5. Re: Bent CrankShaft on Briggs 625ex..Husqvarna Push Mower

    Briggs and Stratton suggests 093J02-0086 as a direct replacement, no short block available. Check with a local dealer or Jack's for price and availability. You may be further ahead replacing the...
  6. Re: Star blade adaptor sheared, can't remove the blade

    If it is a walk behind borrow or rent an impact gun to remoVe the bolt. Install the bolt at the proper torque, do NOT use the impact.
  7. Attachments Re: Help with Craftsman V60 - grass bag attachment bar came off

    The push nut is missing from the other end of the rod.
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    Re: Cheap Replacement Engine for 12.5 B&S

    Assuming he can do the work himself and the rest of the engine is sound. How did you break a rider engine crank shaft? That is rare.
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    Re: Kohler K161 No Spark

    Did you run a business card or something similar through the points after you gapped them. They have to be clean.
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    Re: Cheap Replacement Engine for 12.5 B&S

    Because Briggs has promo pricing on many engines a short block is likely more expensive. If you can't find a suitable used engine scrap it. I work with a local shop, we run into this frequently.
  11. Re: Cannot remove screws from hull of mower to access pull string.

    They may be rivets, you might have to remove the shroud to service the rewind. May also be stove bolts and nuts.
  12. Engine Re: will not start unless I put carb cleaner in intake!

    Check the cable adjustment, the choke may not be closing.
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    Re: Honda HR214 Sputters and Dies

    Check your spark with an inline tester, cheap at Pep Boys or similar auto parts store, and check for spark as soon as the engine quits. The module may be acting up.
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    Re: Engine replacement for DLT 3000 917.273811

    The things to watch for are shaft diameter and length plus the charging system connections. Some engines have the dual circuit alternator which does not produce enougher an electric clutch if your...
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    Re: Straight shaft available for GT-225?

    X2 Easiest way would be to locate a trimmer with a pooched engine.
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    Re: Looking for Small Engine Courses

    I did the same as MowLife.The course gave me a good grounding in air cooled engines but little on the equipment they powered. It did allow me to get my foot in the door and be productive as I...
  17. Re: is it worth the cost/hassle installing new valve seats and valves?

    Short blocks are no longer available for the L-head engines. If the seat won't stay in after being staked you have a parts donor.
  18. Thread: Hit a rock!

    by Romore
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    Re: Hit a rock!

    Tip the mower with the air filter on the high side to prevent that. With the spark plug disconnected and the bail tied down rotate the blade and and watch for a wobble indicating a bent shaft. The...
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    Re: Vintage tiller questions.

    The engine numbers are stamped into the blower housing/starter shroud.
  20. Re: Is the Kawasaki 26hp DFI a good reliable engine?

    Kawasaki has a very good reputation, that engine is used on a lot of commercial equipment. It should last a long time with regular maintenance, parts are spendy so don't neglect it.
  21. Thread: Which mower

    by Romore
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    Re: Which mower

    My, he was an impatient little beggar wasn't he. I am on the left coast, probably wasn't out of bed when he posted. I just saw this thread, it is after 7 so he is probably snoring in front of the tv...
  22. Re: Recoil start conversion from blown donor engine

    276016 is not an engine model or even a valid part number. Your buddy is pumping sunshine, that shield is required to direct cooling air around the fins. Without it the engine will overheat. It does...
  23. Engine Re: How to put a Predator Engine on a 28" HiVac Riding Mower?

    Unhook the wires and throttle cable, unbolt the motor, lift it off and remove the drive disc. It is not difficult. What is the model and type number stamped into the valve cover?
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    Re: Leaking gas cap on Exmark Metro mower

    Replacement gaskets are not a common service item, a new cap is in order before you have a fire.
  25. Re: charging system not working on 12.5 briggs engine. I can not find voltage reg. Is

    Can you give us the model and type numbers stamped into the valve cover?
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    Re: Troubleshooting trimmer engine

    Try disconnecting the switch, it may be making an intermittent ground. Otherwise I would suspect the module. Shop time will cost more than a new trimmer is worth, after 9 years it doesn't owe you...
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    Re: Briggs 400000 / Briggs 126T02 Problems

    We recently had tthe same issue with a Kohler Command, just keeep running it until the smoke clears and it starts easily. One benefit is any carbon deposits will be cleaned out.
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    Re: Craftsman riding mover frame broken

    It is a 23 year old machine, I am really not surprised. The frame may be rusted through in which case time to retire it, you have gotten your money's worth. Bolting some mild steel scabs on may buy...
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    Re: Need a parts source

    The box stores don't nnormally sell parts. Have you tried Tractor Supply or the local CC dealer?
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    Re: 19.5 Briggs threw a rod

    What is the model and type number? If the crankshaft and/or block are damaged you might be further ahead installing a complete engine, they are often cheaper than a short block.
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    Re: PYT-9000 with 26hp B&S professional series

    It started the first time so can't be too much wrong. Check for loose or corroded battery connections as well as at the solenoid and ground.
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    Engine Re: Craftsman Briggs and Stratton problem

    It can't be 180 degrees out, the cam turns at half the speed of the crankshaft so rotate the flywheel a full turn to line the marks up. To verify cam timing rotate the flywheel until the exhaust...
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    Re: Equipment to load tires with liquid.

    You will need that plus hose and a reversible pump so you can pump the fluid out to do repairs, otherwise it needs to be broken down and the pump turned around which is messy. I worked at a farm...
  34. Re: Tiller identification and drive belt diagrams

    Can you post some pictures?
  35. Re: Throttle/Governor trouble on 5hp Briggs & Stratton

    The governor spring pulls the throttle into the wide open position, once the engine starts the governor tries to close it. It sounds like you have the spring incorrectly installed.
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    Re: Broken valve washer Is the engine toast?

    You will need to remove the head to reinstall the keeper and likely find it and the piston badly damaged.
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    Re: 11 HP B&S governor not working

    If you have set the static adjustment correctly the only thing left is to remove the engine sump and inspect the gear and shaft.
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    Re: Need Tecumseh carb 632755

    That is a casting number, we need the engine model and spec numbers to help you.
  39. Thread: Country Clipper

    by Romore
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    Re: Country Clipper

    I tried one but couldn't get used to the joy stick. It seemed like a well built machine.
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    Re: Longevity of Scag Mowers

    That is a commercial machine designed to be operated every day and commercial operators don't baby their equipment. With reasonable care it might well outlast you.
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    Re: What can i replace my gxv120 engine with?

    Those engines are specific to Honda products so you will likely have to go through a dealer which won't be cheap. That mower is thirty + years old, unless you have a strong sentimental attachment to...
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    Re: 2004 Scag Wildcat motor

    It is 15 years old, before spending money on the engine check the whole chassis and drive train for excessive wear and failed parts. Pay particular attention to belts, idlers, pivot points and the...
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    Re: old craftsman tiller

    That is not a valid type number, can you check it and get back to us?
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    Re: need a mower that rides smooth

    Unfortunately such a machine does not exist to the best of my knowledge. Ferris makes a commercial zero turn with suspension but it ain't cheap. Toro offers a Timecutter z-turn with a really nice...
  45. Re: Which Of These Lawnboy Models Are Good? Any Of Them Junk?

    I miss the 2 stroke Lawnboys, simple, lightweight, reliable as gravity if properly cared for and a sound like no other. My first one came off the scrap pile, we wouldn't warranty it after he straight...
  46. Re: Mower Starts but then Dies when I disengage the parking break

    The flopping belt likely damaged the wiring, it should be easy to see once the deck is rremoved.
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    Re: Need new B&S push mower engine

    With the model and type number of the engine valve cover we can look up a direct replacement. You can then price it out and decide whether you want to go this route or replace the mower. With promo...
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    Engine Re: Gx270 won't start

    Some basic troubleshooting is easier and cheaper than throwing expensive parts at it. You need compression, spark, fuel and air in the proper amounts and the proper time. What is the compression? If...
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    Re: Hi lift versus low lift blades

    X2 High lift blades work better for bagging heavy grass but require more power and are very noisy. Under normal conditions the OEM blades will work just fine.
  50. Re: tecumseh hh60 leaking oil around the governor shaft ! how to repair! any ideas

    It will likely be weeping, really not much you can do about it. You could disassemble the engine and have a bushing machined to fit but is it worth the effort?
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