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    Strange posting issue.

    When I try to post to a thread my info to the left of the reply box is blank other than my icon picture, the ilengine doesn't show up nor my post count. I can't click in the reply box and type. I can reply to a quote post but when I hit a reply it goes straight to preview screen. I can't...
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    Business being closed due to shelter at home order until at least April 7

    Looks like I am being made to close my shop until the Covid-19 settles down in Illinois Governor just ordered a statewide shelter in place order starting at 5 PM tomorrow for the entire state. May be able to do some emergency generator type work if the power goes out.
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    MTD model number changes effective 2020

    Just for FYI the old numbers starting with 13 as of this year will now be 33
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    757 z trak hydraulic system purge procedure

    Does anybody have the hydraulic purge procedure for the Z trac 757. I have had to drain and flush the entire system due to a damaged pump replacement. this is the model with the single dual kanzaki pump. So I am starting with a new hydraulic filter, empty hydraulic tank. New pump, drained...
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    Gravely intermittent wiring short

    I need some insight in to what you guys think is causing the issue. this mower problem started with blowing the 25 amp fuse feed by the red wire on the diagram. After replacing the fuse it held and the customer used the mower for about a week. Then it came back in with both the brake...
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    Compression test Vs Leakdown testing

    Was working on a small 1500 watt buffalo generator earlier today, and this highlights the inaccuracy of compression testing on compression release engines. Engine has been setting with stale fuel, so had to clean fuel system and carb to get it running. It now starts on the first pull. Now for...
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    Weird mower repair thread

    What is the strangest repair you have done on a mower. Like a blue bottle fly in the fuel tank preventing the last 2 inches of fuel from flowing out of the tank, or having 2 feet of fuel line between the tank and fuel filter packed full of grass, but no grass clipping or other debris in the...
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    New 5400 series Kohler bucket engine

    Learned about the new engine series coming out next year. It uses the same upside down block style as the single courage, but is now a single camshaft(metal gear) engine and the counterbalance system is now a dual shaft system similar to what was used on the old k series engines. The intake...
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    Bad checks

    Have any of you guys had issues with people writing bad checks. I had a customer write me one for $100 back on February 28 of this year,on a closed account, and had to turn it over to the States attorney so they could file charges and collect my money. Guy plead guilty last Wednesday and go a...
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    Noma B3601-040 parts diagram

    Does anybody have a parts diagram for the Murray/Noma model B3601-040 lawnmower. I am needing the part number for the deck drive belt if you have it.
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    Efco trimmer recall

    I just received an email today saying that the selected trimmers that were originally recalled during the 2013 recall because of the broken muffler problem and either were not repaired or were repaired are now going to be replaced.
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    Vanquard big block 35hp oil capacity

    Changed the oil and filter on a Vanguard 35hp big block yesterday. the manual shows 78-80 ounces of oil. After draining the oil, I poured in two quarts of oil, and the dipstick showed full. Started engine and let it finish filling the oil filter, and then rechecked the oil. Still showed...
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    Echo is anti gun

    ECHO INC has posted there Lake Zurich headquarters with a no guns sign under the Illinois concealed carry act. I cannot support a company that wishes to violate my constitutional rights, and will be informing my customers about there anti gun stance.
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    Would like insight to what else to check

    I had a customer call me last Wednesday morning to tell me his ATV had been stolen and keep an eye out for it just in case it came in for repairs. Customer called me this morning to tell me it had been recovered in a rock quarry this morning from a pond, and if I could come get it to see if I...
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    Briggs 5409k and 5410k solenoids

    Has anybody else been having problems with the 5409 and 5410 universal fit Briggs solenoids. I have had 3 of each fail shortly after installation. Changed out 3 that I installed in the past week. One was installed in April, and of the other two installed. One failed after 3 starts and the...
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    Repair Scenerio

    I would like your thoughts on this repair. Guy drops a rider off at the shop, and due to normal shop flow, you determine that the rider needs a new battery, new drive belt, new bearings installed in the right spindle, and due to the engine stopping on the compression stroke when cranked with...
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    Strange run issue with Poulan Pro rider

    Had a Poulan Pro rider model PD20PH48STB year 2004 come into the shop the other day. The problem was it would start and run fine, but would die when you released the clutch pedal. Ok, now everybody is going to tell me it is a seat switch issue. Now for the interesting part, if you engaged...
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    Scag Tiger Cub blowing 20 amp fuse

    Guys I have a problem, that is giving me and the customer (commercial cutter) fits. I am working on a Scag that is blowing the main 20 amp fuse, which also kills the engine. The mower will run from 20-45 minutes between blowing fuses. When it blows the fuse, you can jump of the seat, and...
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    Briggs MST

    How many of you guys on here are Briggs and Stratton Master Service Technicians other than me. Just curious how many are on this forum since there is only about 5000 in the world.
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    Poulan/Poulan Pro/Weedeater warranty

    This message is mainly for any other Poulan handheld warranty dealers on this site. Poulan has changed there handheld warranty policy. for all warranties exceeding 50% of replacement cost, Dealer must contact Dealer Tech for exchange and not repair unit. Poulan is paying a 30 minute...
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