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post #11811 of 12180 Old 04-16-2019, 01:25 PM
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for how cheap they are it never really hurts. pretty much $2 each from china for most of the basic kits. if i could just order the metering diaphragms for less i probably would since most of the time that is all they need. i got a little baggy full of gaskets/parts that are left over from the kits i have installed. i have not come across a machine yet that really needs the rest replaced. just metering diaphragm, primer bulbs and sometimes fuel line and they are usually good as new.

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post #11812 of 12180 Old 04-16-2019, 04:51 PM
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If only Mobil1 or the other LL01's readily available would make 5W30...I can only find 0W40 LL01 locally and liters at the dealer are $10 apiece (I need 14 liters).
I have a 2004 325xi Touring and still use the Mobil 1 0W40. It's only $22.88 for a 5-quart jug at Walmart (they also have M1 5W30 at the same price). If you REALLY want an LL-01 oil, they have Castrol EDGE 0W-40 A3/B4 Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil, 5 QT for $25.47
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spent another day out of province for work related stuff.......cant sleep well in a hotel , been here since sunday, should be home thursday after a five hour drive......thankfully friday is a holiday.....gunna sleep in til 7 when i get back.

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serviced an old 50 that my son in law used for his back deck for the winter. actually in pretty good shape for 35 years old.

lots of life left in it.

this pic is not actual 50 but looks like this one
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was working on a husqvarna mower. still on the fence whether i should fix the self propel 100%. needs a new wheel which seems about $50 by the time it gets here. 1 wheel still spins like it should. it does at least have a honda engine that runs good. i actually like how it has a choke that slowly disengages on its own. also started clean up a bit more yardwaste to make it look a bit cleaner behind my truck. plus i figure i would take advantage of the wind blowing it down the street once i get it down to the curb lol.
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picked up a rare for this area a Honda HS621 for a very good price.

about an 8-8.5 out of 10. some scratches on side . otherwise pretty nice. will have to wait maybe 7 months before trying it out on my deck. hopefully it's better and easier to use than the 55 which is pretty easily but a
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Today I painted the civic numbers on my driveways. A friend gave me a bag of reflective glass bead so I sprinkled some of that onto the fresh paint before it dried.

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So this morning, I have reached the point in spring where I do nothing but swear like a sailor and wonder why somebody up there hates me. "Somebody" = Gods of Lawnmower Engines.

My two mowers have B&S Quantums...and I loathe these engines with all the might I can muster. Every stinking spring, they utterly refuse to fire up. I've now had these two engines (early to mid 90's vintage) since spring 2015, and the only way I can get them running is to tear the carbs apart and clean them out.

It doesn't matter what I do maintenance-wise. I run the gas out every fall and empty the tank, I use fresh gas, I use stabilizer the entire prior year, I use ethanol free 91 octane always. Words cannot describe how anal I am with the gasoline I use. My snowblowers, Tecumsehs 30+ years older than these...no issues whatsoever starting. I could pour a cup of paint in their tanks and they'd run.

But these just do nothing but anger me to no end every April. They are the reason my right elbow is shot. Most days, I can't lift so much as a coffee cup with my right arm because of these stinking engines.

I will now remove the carbs, clean them out, and they will then fire up 1st pull, and last through the mowing season for the most part running perfectly fine. Again. For now the 5th straight spring.

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