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There really is no definitive proof on this. Both synthetic and natural oil are comparable in performance when new. it is after time in the motor that the synthetic oil breaks down less, hence you can stretch your oil change a bit more. in that respect synthetic is better.I use it in my car, because…
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If you are in the US, go to a large, reputable auto parts outlet - including Wal-Mart, Pep Boys, NAPA, etc. - and they will have catalogs with many different brands and their matching numbers with various other brands and vehicles. Stay with the most popular brands; that way, you'll have better su…
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Hey Jim I would start by changing the fuel filter. If that didn't help check out the fuel pump. Make sure it runs when you turn the ignition on for 2 seconds when it won't start . GoodluckJoe If it is a random thing, and it just dies when you are driving, or idling, and there does not seem to be …
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Wal-Mart has a little box in there automotive department. With the punch of a couple buttons you can get what your looking for.NEVER guess as filters may APPEAR to be "all pretty close to the same" but you will do permanent damage by using the wrong thread, and even the same thread does not indicate…
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%DETAILS% Answer No kill swoitch. You either got a wire on the wrong place or burned a fuseable link.
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the computer module sets the ratio depending on operating modes,temperate sensor output. more information is in the chilton manual-fuel system.
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Most municipalities have some type of hazardous waste recycling facilities where you can dispose of old gasoline.You could probably also take it to an auto mechanic. Depending on the amount, they may dispose of it for you for free. Assuming you are talking about a small amount of fuel, you could put…
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A sling blade was used to cut tall grass and weeds before the modern machinery was invented. The Kayser blade has a long handle and a person can use it to cut weeds and etc. on banks and hard to reach places. Is the sling blade and the Kayser blade colloquial names for the sickle and the scythe? &…
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On my '98 GSX it's .032. The manufacture of the plug you buy for you car (your Mitsubishi) should come 'Pre Gaped' ie; no need to gap them. I have or my car has a Mitsubishi engine in it and I use NGK plugs for it. You'll find NGK's in most Motorcycle engines and other high rev engines.IMO....Just …
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Depends on what's wrong right? The most common problem is the flame constantly blowing out. The orific that supplies gas to these magnets is very tiny and over time can accumulate enough residue to clog sufficiently to start going out. With a little know-how and a few simble tools the orifice can b…
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Rifle owners manuel GOOGLE rifle shops state by state then e mail or snail mail them with your question. One of them will either have one, or know where you could find one.
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If a person I hired is mowing my yard and the mower hits a rock that breaks a glass in my storm door is he liable?
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Answer Still sounds like your needle and seat in your carbs are sticking. As when you turn on the choke it bypasses the idle circuit and gives the engine fuel,but when the choke is turned off it starves for fuel. If not have you changed the fuel filter? Answer Clean the carbs again Remove t…
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Answer if its a whining sound its most likeley the alternator bearing has dried up
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Look in the paper for people who collect metal. Or try Freecycle in your town. I love www.freecycle.org . It's a wonderful way to recycle junk that we want to keep out of landfills. And one man's junk is another man's treasure.We have a guy that drives around the neighborhoods looking for scrap meta…
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Briggs Stratton Oil Change I changed the oil on 7 Briggs engines today, and my shop is a Briggs service agents. 1) take HT cap off, and make sure it cant move back (a spark can jump) 2) turn machine on its side carb upper most. 3) put a little container under the oil filler/dipstick. (a 3.5 hp e…
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Use 30 Wt Oil Use a straight 30wt oil of your choice. It does depend on if it is the old flat head valve engines, or the new over-head valve engines, which is because of the new EPA laws....all flat heads use 30 hd... the over-head valve engines 10-w30, although prefrence is your own, Briggs &am…
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Recycling a Lawn Mower If your old lawn mower is aluminum, then you can take it to a recycling place in your town. Another excellent way to recycle a mower is to give it to somebody who tinkers with them. People like myself will get them going again and put them back in use for several years, an…
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Answer Scion cars are built by Toyota, in Japan. The xA is known as an 'Ist' in Japan, and the xB is known as the 'bB'. Both the xA and xB have been on the road in Japan since around 2000. The tC is also built 100% in Japan, but is currently only sold in the US. They are built in a single facto…
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Unscrew the spark plug, connect the spark plug wire to it, and rest the spark plug on something metal (you might have to use a metal screw driver to link the spark plug to a metal part on your blower). Then yank the starter cord and make sure the spark plug produces spark. If it does not, replace sp…
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Answer I'd guess that you have an injector that is stuck open. If it's throttle body injector, you're in luck. That way you only need to work on one. You might just have a little debris stuck in the injector body, but you'll probably be better off if you work over the throttle body and replace th…
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OK. In winter time you'd want to use a heavier weight oil, so it doesn't thicken up, such as 10w-40. Gasoline will also go bad, so you can buy stabilizer to put in your tanks, or just drain the engine. Michael C. Feel free to email me at Griffin_09@rock.com Use STA-BIL in the gas and run the eng…
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www.ithacagun.com/downloads/model_37_field_maintenance_manual_090402.pdf
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you can actually go to Kohlers website and download a manual for free that will walk you thru step by step how to do this. Their website address is www.kohlerengines.com You can buy one a a kohler repair center I believe it is a part # tp-2379, or old number of ens-575It is actually pretty complex w…
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According to championsparkplugs.com it's .040 BTW the easiest way to determine the correct gap if you don't have a manual for your vehicle is to go to that website and enter your vehicle, year and engine type. Answer .050"
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Answer:It depends on how the farm is used to generate income, and how exactly the mower will be used. If the entire acreage is used for the farm business (that is, no one resides there or uses the space for recreation, and you generate income from the property), then the mower should be deductible a…
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Fuel in the oil Faulty fuel pressure regulator, or injector. Make sure your air cleaner filter is not plugged.
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Remove the Water from Gas Tank: Depending on how much water got into the tank you can use a product like HEET that is sold in the automotive section of most stores that helps remove water from fuel. If there was a large amount of water the best way to remove it is to unhook the gas line where it goe…
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Answer If this happens to be one of the new plastic cams, Briggs did have problems with them, they had many service updates out on this problem. Most of the Briggs engines do have a 2 year warranty on them, so if this is within the 2 year mark yell warranty. You can also do whats called a dispute…
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Make a Lawn GreenerIf it's already in generally good shape, nitrogen is the key.You can tell the amount of nitrogen in the fertilizer by checking the numbers on the package, which are always N-P-K, nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium. Nitrogen causes greenup and leaf growth, phosphorous healthy root gr…
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its probably your TPS Switch or your idle control sensor, check engine light will not come on for either take to Hyundai dealership
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Starting a Flooded Lawn Mower If you are sure it is flooded you could take the spark plug out and wipe it clean with a wire brush. Start over with it out just for a second then put plug back in and try it. If you do not what to do that, you can wait and it should start in about 20 to 30 minutes. …
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Changing a JD STX38 tranny drive belt.Today I undertook removing my almost failed transmission drive belt on a John Deere STX38. In order to do so (it had come off both the engine pully and the transmission pully but was not broken), I had to unbolt the brake pedal lock pin, and disconnect the front…
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bad fuel injector oring, leaking internally take to a qualified mechanic for replacement of intake manifold, gaskets, possible engine rebuild Could also be a bad fuel pressure regulator. Or could be running rich due to bad/dirty MAF sensor, temp sensor, over due tuneup, or poor ignition or bad com…
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A Cold winter starts are the likely culprit. Engines require a significantly richer fuel/air mixture to start in cold weather. A high percentage of the fuel that's delivered from the injectors and vaporized into the air drawn into the engine condenses back into liquid on the cold internal engine com…
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Answer if you buy from the auto store they should come gapped if not i would say call the auto store and ask them the gap ratio. ----------------------------------------------------------- .054 inch
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Small Engine Tach. For several years I used a tachometer on 18 HP Briggs & Stratton Engines called Tiny Tach. It was a screw on plastic tach with LED numbers. They always worked great. I purchased a new engine 2 months ago. My tach would no longer work. I found the paper work where I purchase…
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Answer spark plugs for vehicles with electronic ignition come pre gapped when purchased .044
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you should probably get a carb REBUILD kit...usually it is MUCH cheaper than a whole new carb...try replacing the diaphram in the card...or replace the Primer bulb
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Range King Lawn Mower Solution There is a spring that might be missig down by the carborator. It might be gone.
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There should be some sort of adjustment screw on top of the sprinkler head, otherwise you can change out the nozzle.
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Answer When you say power surges, are you referring to the engines surging, or the equipment jerking? If its the engine doing so, then chances are you have debris in your carb, coming from stale or old fuel, or even moisture. Before cleaning the carb, check for intake manifold air leaks; make sur…
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If your looking for a small tiller you could try the STIHL MM55 good for small flower beds or in between gardens rows. For larger applications try the Husqvarna 700DRT. these are both very usable by all shapes and sizes. Small Woman and a Rototiller I depends on what size and kind of tiller you …
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had the same problem, was never able to solve it. Suspected fuel pump, fuel injectors, or possibly a sensor somewhere. Best to just take it to your local Hyundai dealer.HI mine is doing the same thing..I put a bottle of DRY GAS in ..it helped..the car runs and I increased the idle speed by the screw…
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If this happens to be a engine with a aquare paper air filer on it, about 4x6, behind the air filter box itself where it joins the carb, there is a funky shaped gasket there that eventually gets eaten up by fuel being pushed thru the primer channel, solution, replace it. This could also be a carb p…
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http://www.motorcraftservice.com/pubs/content/~WOVMRK/~MUS~LEN/41/97mrkog1e.pdfhttp://owner.ford.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=Owner/Page/OwnerGuidePage
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Answer how long of runnng fine then starting its surge problem? Could be a air leak, does it do it under a load, or no load situation ? Check the air filter. Is it puffing smoke when it sugrges ? if so, what color smoke? Blue is oil burn, black is fuel, so if puffing black smoke, you have carb pr…
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If the part number is AM125424, the FRAM equivalent is PH8170. Generally, the JD filter is cheaper. This one from JD Parts is $6.25. The FRAM filter equivalent is $12.95 from NAPA auto parts. Hope this helps. Just tried STP filter S3512 and it worked great. I found the cross reference in a Auto Z…
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If you mean that you did not add oil to the gasoline you used in your leaf blower, you have probably burned up the engine. Two stroke engines do not have a separate oil system, instead getting the lubrication needed from oil in the fuel. There are some two stroke engines which have oil injectors, wh…
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I gave this answer = (How do you replace the belt on a MTD 13A0772G055 v belt?( = which is the answer to the below answer. I want the routing diagram if possible. Answer Mtd is the worlds largest builder of lawn & garden equipment, they make many different types and designs, please post t…
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fisrt you need to get a ford baler I recomend looking at aution fliers in the Midwest [much more time comsumeing then eBay] If this step takes long enough you may never have to make hay just keep going to auctions. Once you have the baler you will need to have a tractor to power it I recomend inheri…
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I have a similar problem with a kawasaki mower. it was running fine, emptied the catcher and wouldn't restart. Found plug fouled, no start with a new plug. removed coil, and with an ohm meter tested continuity of poles to each other, inconclusive. found a good coil from a different B&S mower and…
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yea easy job if its a carb.but the car engine must be cold when adjusting.both electronic and water chokes are held on by a pinch ring with 3 small screws, loosen the screws so the choke turns.turn the choke until the tension on the choke butterfly (the brass flap on top of the carbs primary venturi…
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The dealer is installing Mobil 1 0W40 on my 98 E320. Answer 2: I was a Mercedes mechanic. I don't like multiviscosity oils. I use Valvoline 40W in my 1998 E320 wagon. I live in LA and the car has 140,000 miles on it. My previous car was a 1987 240 DL Volvo I gave away after it had 315,000 mmhkbhj,…
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If the engine starts to slow down and then stops all together, it is most likely "Seizing" up. The best way to check if this is the case is to try to start it when it has just stopped. If it will not crank or you can not pull the start rope it is because the clearance between the piston and the cyli…
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Snow Blowers Here is input from FAQ Farmers: If you are considering a "Craftsman" DON'T buy the one of discount (they are difficult to turn and have problems with plastic parts) but the new models (probably won't be at a discount) are approx. $900 - $1400 U.S. 2 companies are known for their lo…
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Answer before that can be answered , you need to tell what needs to be repaired throw it away buy a john deere
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Carquest premium filters go to this website, you will have to register Carquest Premium Filters at the address to the right needed was a cross refrence chart for diffrent brands of oil filters.walmart even has that.
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Answer Question is not specific enough. Could be battery, spark plug, solenoid, wiring, magneto, ignition switch, old gasoline left in tank & engine, etc.... Please re-ask your question and give more detail. ita 4125 strimmer it starts after some work then idles but cant give it any gas or i…
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possible causeThe muffler is extremely hot after mowing, when the ignition is turned off, the fuel air mixture continues to be drawn into the engine through the carburetor and when the engine comes to a complete stop the fuel air mixture is now stalled and what is in the muffler is ignited by the he…
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I have a 1995 200SX and when I bought spark plugs they were pregapped. Shouldnt have to gap them. I put NGK iridium spark plugs in and k&n air filter and my fuel economy is excellent for an older car! edit: Sparkplug gap should be .44
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Answer One reason is that you do not have all the components to make it start. It takes only 3 things to make a gasoline engine operate properly: Fuel Fire Compression Answer Water in the gas tank! Look in the tank and see if you can see a bubble of water underneath the gas (gas floats on…
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The 108 is an 8hp Briggs & stratton tractor made from about 1980 to 1986. It was replaced by the JD 130. Your JD dealer should be able to look up the microfilm listing for the tractor and give you an exact year of manufacture from the serial number.
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ANSWER: Call me at 920-606-2425 and I will tell you what the prblem is if you don't understand ... the left lever on the machine moves the lever which you can see at the left on the bottom. The lever is welded to a shaft that has 2 forks that push a plate against a wheel that drives another shaft t…
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A couple of things to try:I have used a Dremel type tool to cut a slot in the remaining piece and used a screwdriver as normal.You can obtain a type of drill bit that will drill into the screw and allow you to remove it. I believe it is an Extractor or Extracting Bit. If you tell the clerk at the ha…
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it isn't bad, but it needs to be fixed. You should go to a discount auto parts store, and purchase a tire plug kit. It will consist of a slimy black tar like length of material which will be threaded into the needle, which looks like a screw driver with an eye on the end of it, thread it about one t…
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Answer remove gas tank. Unbolt carb and remove. If you inspect the rubber gasket closely you will see a area along the outside edge slightly distorted. This causes the mixture to suck to much air. Replace both gaskets - they are sold by Briggs this way. There is an upgraded gasket available thru Br…
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Gap ratio should be listed in owners manual. If you don't have one go to the local library and look through the chiltons car book for specs. You can also call Mitsubishi and ask them the gap. The type of plug you want to buy is one that is going to give you the best performance for your type vehicle…
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It is a known (by everyone in the trade but not admitted by the nice people at B & S - as far as I know) fault in that modern fuel eats through the carburetta diaphragm within 12 to 18 months. It is a 15 minute task to replce and a $5 part. They do not make a more durable diaphragm, sadly. Apar…
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Answer There can be many reasons why it keeps turning off. First, check to be sure all filters are clean. This means air filter and gasoline filter. Some gasoline filters are hard to find and may be in the tank. Other possible causes are bad wires to spark plug. Check them to be sure there are no…
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To replace a transmission drive belt on a Cub Cadet LT1045 or LT 1050 you need to remove the deck, preferably put the front wheels up on blocks or stands, unplug the PTO power (directly under the engine, which can be difficult ), use an impact wrench (you need the speed of the impact wrench because …
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OLD GAS AND GAS RECONDITIONINGYes and no. Gasoline tends to lose oxidation and deteriorate after 4-6 months of non-use and will be for the most part useless after 1 year. While it certainly will still ignite and burn, the octane content for any engines usability is severely diminished as well the ga…
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Answer 32 to 1 hi i have an 04 yz125 and i use motoul 800 and i mix 10L of fuel to 330 ml of oil
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"if its a 2 stroke yes if its a 4 stroke no " This is not competely accurate. Some of Yamaha's 2 stroke bikes have a separate reservoir under the seat for the 2 stroke oil and the bike then mixes the gas and oil and the correct proportions while riding so that the user doesn't have to deal with m…
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No "1.8 tdci" whatever a tdci is. 2001 FORD FOCUS 2.0L 4-cyl Engine. 1. Use Ford part no. XO-5W20-QSP or equivalent motor oil meeting Ford spec WSS-M2C153-H. 2. SLF is MT fluid meeting spec. WSD-M2C200-C A 1.8 tdci focus eng. is a Dura- Torq 1753cc DIESEL eng. TDIC =turbo diesel commonrail inje…
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All Suzuki RM's up the the late 80's use 20:1 ratio. That's right, 20:1. Don't be fooled into thinking less oil is better somehow. I have 5 Suzuki RM's that all get this mix ratio and they all run perfect. And believe it or not, they do not smoke. These old motors need that much oil to survive. Use …
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So, if your getting gas - then it has to be spark or compression....put the 3 together and laws of science say you get a bang!
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Answer Generally, over time, the compression release will get out of adjustment. Remove the overhead valve cylinder cover (the dead cylinder for twin cylinder engine) and adjust the compression release with the cylinder at TDC. Loosen the adjuster locks and set intake valve clearance to between .…
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Try going to www.briggsandstratton.com you can reference parts based on the engine model number and you can even email questions to people. This is where I go when I need to find something out for my mower.
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Dislodging, solarizing, and spraying are ways to control ivy. The perennial vine in question is shallow-rooted and therefore responds well to manual or mechanical removal as long as all fibrous root crowns and trailing stems get dislodged and disposed of. Spraying with select pre-emergent and post-e…
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Some tips I'm no expert on the different kinds of lawnmower but... Test for spark by pulling plug lead, inserting a big nail where the plug would go and (holding the lead with two sticks so you don't get a nasty shock) hold the tip of the nail 1/8 inch away from the engine block as someone spins…
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dripping from tailpipe oil getting by the rings causes white smoke and oil dripping out of the tailpipe.
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Answer Replace the keyway under the flywheel, change the camshaft timing.
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Hi there, I hope that I can help as I have had a heck of a time trying to find the answer to this question myself. The valve setting for a Chevy 350 engine is as follows :- Intake 10 - 27 thou (inches) Exhaust 10 - 27 thou (inches) I have a 1977 Chevy Scottsdale camper Special C20 2 wheel drive, 3/4…
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When your lawnmower won't start.Check the outlet from the gas tank, the fuel line, and the carburetor for obstructions.
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on the blower most bearings are flange mount, and will have a Allen set screw locking the shaft to the bearing,
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Answer moisture in gas, bad spark pulg, no gas flow, remove plug squirt some gas into hole replace plug will it start? Battery cable, starter solenoid, ignition switch, bad ground, blown main fuse, short in the harness.
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It is very important to let a professional sharpen your clipper blades. It takes precision tools, experience, attention to detail, and a "knack". Sharpeners are very cheap to use, and they cost far less than replacing blades.
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I have two of them in my garage right now. They are 5.5 hp engines. You need to put a clutch on the output shaft that will allow the engine to turn at idle, but as soom as you give it gas the clutch will disengage and it will turn a chain that is connected to a sprocket on the rear axle. I hope thi…
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If it will start but dies like it is running out of gas, it is most likely the small o ring that the float needle goes into. The new gas mixture that has been forced on that mixes alcohol in the gas and causes that o ring to swell and effectively shuts the gas off too early not allowing the float bo…
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Is this even a real question? Seriously, man. What does your mower run on? Hopes and dreams?
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Locate oil drain , usually a small pipe with a cap on it, open it, remove the dip stick let drain, replace cap , fill to dip stick level,
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Answer Line up the two arrows on the bottom, remove any excess string, cut two pieces of string about 10 feet, feed line in the side holes, secure line in hole where it comes out the bottom (it only takes about 1/4in. to do so), pull strings tight, then turn counter clockwise. sometimes it sticks…
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Answer Can be a clogged fuel filter, or possibly a fuel pump going bad. Replace the filter and see if this fixes the problem. Also, be sure the fuel tank is properly vented and/or the vent in the fuel cap is not plugged with dirt.
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It might be that it once [belonged to a particular tribe of native Indians. the ax is known to belong to native Indians.] This is just my intuition, I will research it further and I will let you know what I found. ogene6Really good guess, but...Actually more like - a Michigan Axe will be 36" long. T…
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