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Forum: Small Engine Repair Discussion   05-13-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By oldjunk
Great Advice! Today I took the top of the engine...

Great Advice! Today I took the top of the engine off so I could place that rod in the bushing like youngmech suggested. I also drained the gas tank, added a fuel filter, bent the spring back and...
Forum: Small Engine Repair Discussion   05-11-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 113
Posted By oldjunk
Small Spring

Hello, Lots of free time so I am playing with my broken power equipment. The patient is a 5 hp B&S engine. I got it started but runs poorly. Maybe this small spring on top of the engine connected to...
Forum: Small Engine Repair Discussion   05-02-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By oldjunk
Brass Insert

I looked at the saws again today. It appears to have brass (colored) inserts. They are either missing or no longer hold the screw. Now where to find them. --- Thanks
Forum: Small Engine Repair Discussion   04-29-2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By oldjunk
A common problem?

Hello, Just curious, I have two Husqvarna 240 chainsaws, not too new. The top covers keep falling off. It appears the inserts that hold the screws that hold the cover down have failed or are...
Forum: Small Engine Repair Discussion   04-18-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By oldjunk
Wii It Fit?

Hello, I have two old Troy built string trimmers, 10 plus yrs old. 99 bucks at Home Depot or Lowes. My repair advisor says "not worth fixing" compression too low. It is one of those optional...
Forum: Lawn Mower Main Forum   01-26-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By oldjunk
Thanks for your input but from my limited...

Thanks for your input but from my limited knowledge and research (ebay) I see no other option but to remove the old O ring and bring it to a small engine shop and have them match it up. (and pay the...
Forum: Lawn Mower Main Forum   01-22-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By oldjunk
"0" Rings

I am getting better at repairing mowers and such that have been sitting for a while. I have gotten quite a collection lately. I like to buy my parts online. On a few of my projects I need carb bowl ...
Forum: Small Engine Repair Discussion   11-27-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 245
Posted By oldjunk
That's a lot of noise

It is no longer mowing season but thinking about the spring towing my leaf vacuum. My tractor engine up front (Kubota diesel) and 6hp Honda at my back. I know I need ear plugs but I wonder if I have...
Forum: Lawn Mower Main Forum   11-27-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 911
Posted By oldjunk
You folks gave great advice, now my two cents, In...

You folks gave great advice, now my two cents, In my neck of the woods (NY) the going rate is $70 (low) ($90) high. I can afford it but I do not like to pay for things I can do myself. I believe I...
Forum: Small Engine Repair Discussion   11-19-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By oldjunk
I don't want to beat this topic to death but I...

I don't want to beat this topic to death but I found a fantastic oil change trick on youtube. It requires a shop vac, a length of quarter inch tubing and a couple of 2 liter soda bottles.
Forum: Small Engine Repair Discussion   11-06-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By oldjunk
You may be correct. But this engine has what...

You may be correct. But this engine has what appears to be a drain plug on either side. Plus it is fastened to the tongue of the trailer. No matter, I've got the baster!
Forum: Small Engine Repair Discussion   11-05-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By oldjunk
A 10 mm box wrench fits over it but with a little...

A 10 mm box wrench fits over it but with a little effort it rounds off the plug. I am no longer messing with it. --- Thanks
Forum: Small Engine Repair Discussion   11-05-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By oldjunk
I give up

I bought a turkey baster in the dollar store today. I guess I will get the old oil out with that! --- Thanks
Forum: Small Engine Repair Discussion   11-04-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By oldjunk
Nope!

Tried again this morning. 3/8" socket does not fit over the drain plug. Can someone look at their Honda motor and help me with this? Thanks
Forum: Small Engine Repair Discussion   11-03-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By oldjunk
Honda Drain plug

Hello, Today I purchased a homemade leaf vacuum. It is kind of rough but it appears to work great. I attempted to change the oil but cannot remove the the drain plug. None of my sockets fit! It is...
Forum: Small Engine Repair Discussion   10-31-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By oldjunk
A little research

I checked with Tractor Supply and on Ebay and found the hose and regulator are the same (low pressure) for BBQ's Heaters and Generators.
Forum: Small Engine Repair Discussion   10-29-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By oldjunk
Thanks for your expertise ! Do you believe I...

Thanks for your expertise ! Do you believe I require the exact replacement part or will a hardware store part work? (regulator and hose).
Forum: Small Engine Repair Discussion   10-29-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By oldjunk
Can You Identitfy?

Hello, I was given this non running generator. It is about 10 years old but has only point eight hours on it. My goal is to get it running and usable. I thought it was a Northern Tool product, but...
Forum: Lawn Mower Main Forum   10-07-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By oldjunk
Toro 2 stroke no start

I am trying to get the old mower to start. Would a missing carb bowl gasket be the cause? Thanks
Forum: Tech Exchange Discussion Area   09-16-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By oldjunk
Old 2 stroke toro mower

Hello, I was given this old Toro 2 stroke mower. Just for fun I would like to get it started. (it did start once) I did all the simple things but I have a question about the carb. Is a part missing?...
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