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  1. #51

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    Re: Suggestion Box: How can we make this site better?

    Create stickies addressing the fundamentals of gas powered lawnmowers. Electric too, although that topic seems to frighten many. Information on gas flow from tank, gas in carb, basic timing and shear pin, spark and what can stop it, proper tightening of fasteners, what is a seal and where, oil leaks, starting cold vs up to temp, piston rings are not like your bathroom faucet, expected life of "average gas engines," learn to use a Digital Volt Meter (DVM-it won't bite and can cost very little.) doping gas to prohibit gum..... others .

    The techs who ARE busy are often faced with explaining fundamentals in order to communicate. Users of this site bear a responsibility to inform themselves as best they can before they ask questions, and before they expect someone to solve their problem. I see that when inquiries seem sincere and show even some effort, that the techs and others almost always respond , and more willingly in such cases.

    Be a supporter of DIY. Start slow if necessary. You are an anitdode to slippers and couch. Stop letting arthritis stop you . You should know that working on your lawnmower is old-man/woman YOGA and will relieve your pain!


  3. #52
    Russ2251's Avatar
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    Mar 2018
    Huntington Station, Long Island, New York
    Lawn-Boy(6) Craftsman, Craftsman LT2000, Rally...and NO SEAFOAM or any other additives.

    Re: Suggestion Box: How can we make this site better?

    Add a drop down menu, such as:

    drop down menu.jpg
    I particularly like the "Mark Forums Read" option.
    The others come in handy as well.

  4. #53
    Boobala's Avatar
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    Feb 2015
    Central Fl. about 2 hours from DAYTONA !
    Murray Select 21 H.P. 46" ( 2004 )

    Re: Suggestion Box: How can we make this site better?

    Anyway to fix PM's to include pic's instead of just a URL..??

    Mower : Murray Select 46 " deck
    Model : 465306X8A
    Serial # : 733781D027
    Date of Mfg. : 2003/12/03

    Engine : Briggs & Stratton
    I/C V Twin
    21 H.P.
    Model : 4045A7
    Type : 0211 E1
    Code : 031104YG
    Family YBSXS . 7242VF 22844

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