so, got those belt idlers for that awd push mower Wednesday….had it all put together…runs really good.
new crank, cam, gasket set, air filter, spark plug, oil, carb job and mower blade……
customers bill was almost $800
they didnt blink an eye, were really happy it was fixed….
had to miss half a day of work, the hot water tank stared leaking in my house…so worked until noon on Wednesday, then left work and bought a new hot water tank and some other bits and pieces…..used the pontiac truck to haul the water heater home…
wife and i were too motivated to change the hot water tank, that we didnt take any pictures…..
wow, missing half a day of work has put me behind….at least i feel like i am behind….by a day…..
monday i did 7 mowers in 8 hours….not to shabby. then tuesday kicked my ass, only got 3 items done….the one that took up most my time was a generator…would not start / run….carb was green and furry inside, as well as water in the fuel ( full tank of gas…grrr) so let the carb soak while working on other stuff…changed the spark plug, checked the valve lash, changed the oil, washed the air filter…
back to the carb, got that cleaned and installed….but all this generator would do is hardly putter when trying to start, and on the 3rd attempt to start it would back-fire something terrible…..
re-checked the valve lash…swapped out another plug ( only NGK plugs are used at work) removed and re-cleaned / checked carb…checked the low oil shutdown sensor…removed the flywheel and checked keyway…. then for chits and giggles i swapped out the coil….
it fired up , revved up to operating rpm and makes good power….