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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-05-2006, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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NEED Small engine repair

I got a weed wacker and riding mower that are on the fritz. Who knows of a good shop? sidework...heck even cash & trade. I got a nice lil' Honda push mower I'd throw in for helping me.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-05-2006, 03:58 PM
 
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I guarantee its the carbs. They are easy on those things. Take them apart and clean everything, make sure none of the jets are plugged, and put them back together.

During the summer we get a thousand people bringing in stuff like that. It's so simple but a little time consuming, so it costs them like $60. Usually more than the thing is worth, then they are pissed.

Anyway, good luck...




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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-05-2006, 04:14 PM
 
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+2...the carbs have little breather holes, ball check valves...blah blah...that always gets gummed up in stuff like that. Take it apart over a white towel if you do it tho!!! If you want a hand bringer over my man.

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I guarantee its the carbs. They are easy on those things. Take them apart and clean everything, make sure none of the jets are plugged, and put them back together.

During the summer we get a thousand people bringing in stuff like that. It's so simple but a little time consuming, so it costs them like $60. Usually more than the thing is worth, then they are pissed.

Anyway, good luck...




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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-05-2006, 06:54 PM
 
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Re: NEED Small engine repair

From the title, I thought you were having problems with the Busa. j/k

+1 again on the carbs. With the premix oil on the two strokes they gum up pretty easily, especially if not drained right for the winter.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-05-2006, 07:33 PM
 
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OPP there's a place at 22&garfield, Steers, that'll fix them for cheap if you don't want to fuck around with them
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-06-2006, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys....I'll try to clean out the carbs and see if they'll fire up. Most likely, the riding tractor is gonna need professional help.

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-06-2006, 08:38 PM
 
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mower

if you don't mind the drive i'll take a crack at the mower. havn't found one i havn't fix yet! Plus jen just doesn't let me play with my tools any more. Be happy to help.


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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-07-2006, 06:32 AM
 
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Riding mowers are actually pretty simple. Clean the carb as said, and also change the fuel filter and spark plug. Mine was running rough last year and that straightened it right out.
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