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post #1 of 16 Old 07-28-2014, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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lawnboy insight model 34001 sn280000

Just picked up a non-running lawn boy single stage 4 stroker. If i get her going the mtd is out the door.
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post #2 of 16 Old 07-28-2014, 05:58 PM
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looks like a toro 421 /621. early 421 single stage machines seem to have carb problems

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looks like a toro 421 /621. early 421 single stage machines seem to have carb problems
A little brake clean in the carb opening and she fired right up. Sounds like you are correct. Any thoughts as to the extent of their issues?
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A little brake clean in the carb opening and she fired right up. Sounds like you are correct. Any thoughts as to the extent of their issues?
Just a tip, try to avoid brake cleaner on your carb. It ruins all the little gaskets and seals, it's too harsh for carbs. Stick with carb cleaner.

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There was a recall affecting certain serial number 421's in 2011?? and are posted on line doing a Google search. Toro said that ethanol fuel was eating the aluminum in the carbs and causing the needle valve in the carb to stick open and leaking fuel. I have a 421 and never had any problems with carb leakage. As a precaution, I added an in-line fuel shut off, which is a good idea on ANY gas powered equipment. The 421 Toro's used Tecumseh LH195SP engines in them.

Your model is a 2008 and a parts breakdown can be found here. Just enter your model number (34001).
https://lookup3.toro.com/partdex/index.cfm?xCaller=Toro

Toro 8/24 (38080) 1989
Toro 421-QZE (38585) 2008

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Thanks Grunt, I'm pretty excited about the Lawn Boy to be honest. It's much more solid than the mtd single i have and has the look of a machine that can hold its own in a pretty deep snow.
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well now you can ROCK THE HOUSE with the lawn boy. and dump the mtd. but stay away from the brake kleen for the carb end of it.

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Dumped out the old nasty gas, drained the carb, added fresh fuel with a little sea foam and she fired right up. Happy days ahead!!
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One of the wheels is cracked down the middle and i have read others saying the wheels on these singles aren't the best. I see menards has a large selection of wheels, anyone had any luck with these fitting a lawnboy\toro? Also my starter handle is broken. Any decent low price substitutions? Thanks in advance.
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