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Re: new job

 by blueturbofly ¦  Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:08 am ¦  Forum: Off Topic ¦  Topic: new job ¦  Replies: 140 ¦  Views: 30540

been caught up rather easily every day, for the last 3 days....been repairing mowers , for shop re-sale....well, at least one for re-sale....the next one i checked had a bent crank-shaft. had an engine that a customer gave us, said it was good...easy swap ! nope, that crank was bent as well. just re...

Re: new job

 by blueturbofly ¦  Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:16 am ¦  Forum: Off Topic ¦  Topic: new job ¦  Replies: 140 ¦  Views: 30540

a rototiller is back, that i worked on last year....bent pushrod on exhaust, damaged cam follower....tried a new pushrod, had the valve lash backed off, bent another pushrod ??? then checked the valve movement, intake had full travel, but the exhaust valve was hanging up....turned out the bronze gui...

Re: new job

 by blueturbofly ¦  Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:50 am ¦  Forum: Off Topic ¦  Topic: new job ¦  Replies: 140 ¦  Views: 30540

well, the one tractor has governor issues….HOPEFULLY its external adjustments, and not an internal exploded governor assembly…this customer already has dumped alot of parts into this unit… :-o

adjusted governor, now runs properly, for the most part….the engine is getting worn.

Re: new job

 by blueturbofly ¦  Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:02 am ¦  Forum: Off Topic ¦  Topic: new job ¦  Replies: 140 ¦  Views: 30540

i have 3 garden tractors in various stages of repair...waiting for parts for all of them. mower deck parts for the two, and a carb for the 3rd. the carb arrived yesterday, ($250) so that one is almost done...just need to wash the engine/ tractor off. its amazing how abused and dirty the lawntractors...

Re: new job

 by blueturbofly ¦  Sat Jul 17, 2021 6:33 am ¦  Forum: Off Topic ¦  Topic: new job ¦  Replies: 140 ¦  Views: 30540

a mower came back on friday, that i had worked on thursday...wont start.. helped the owner take it out of the van, gave it a pull, looked down, turn the gas on, another pull and it fired up. mentioned to the owner that the gas was turned off...he didnt even know there was a gas shut-off on his mower...

Re: new job

 by blueturbofly ¦  Wed Jul 14, 2021 8:02 am ¦  Forum: Off Topic ¦  Topic: new job ¦  Replies: 140 ¦  Views: 30540

i see it as a challenge to fix these small engines...to diagnose and repair...like the suzuki engines... had a pressure washer yesterday...carb was filthy...small vertical shaft ''yamaha powerstroke'' only 3 years old, but damn that carb was plugged up.. turn the gas off, let it run until it dies, t...

Re: new job

 by blueturbofly ¦  Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:56 pm ¦  Forum: Off Topic ¦  Topic: new job ¦  Replies: 140 ¦  Views: 30540

well, that one mower didnt need a carb...deep cleaned , no difference...checked valve lash, thats good...did the spark test and it seemed intermittent... so i dug thru the buckets of coils until i found a match...well, a close enough match...installed, and it fired up and didnt stutter one bit ! let...

Re: new job

 by blueturbofly ¦  Tue Jul 13, 2021 8:04 am ¦  Forum: Off Topic ¦  Topic: new job ¦  Replies: 140 ¦  Views: 30540

had 2 mowers come back yesterday...one, complaint of start then no restart, the other, no spark...? the first one may need a new carb. i have already cleaned it 3 times, this time i left it in the good soak overnight. its a fairly new mower, and lately i have seen more carb imperfections on the newe...

Re: What did you do to your Swift today

 by blueturbofly ¦  Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:10 am ¦  Forum: General Swift Chatter ¦  Topic: What did you do to your Swift today ¦  Replies: 285 ¦  Views: 195906

picked up 4 like new 13′' tires for $100…now, which car do they go on ? :laugh:

Re: new job

 by blueturbofly ¦  Fri Jul 09, 2021 8:14 am ¦  Forum: Off Topic ¦  Topic: new job ¦  Replies: 140 ¦  Views: 30540

had a come-back yesterday....''i just had it here'' she says....it ran, but not the greatest...remove and check carb, its clean...check oil, hardly any in the engine, and jet black what was left in there...the mower blade had chunks out of it, deck was very dirty underneath...turns out it was a foul...

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