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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by six5crèéd, Jan 27, 2020.

  1. Jul 1, 2022 at 1:02 PM
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    SCOTT'S TACO LOCO

    SCOTT'S TACO LOCO Orange It.

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    Seat made in England, explains the backorder and $700 cost ..

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  2. Jul 1, 2022 at 1:32 PM
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    The svl95 had problems with the wiring harness. My son works for a kubota dealership and replaced a few. The svl75 seems to be their best one, nice looking.
     
  3. Jul 1, 2022 at 3:31 PM
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    SCOTT'S TACO LOCO

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    Yeah I spoke to a couple mechanics at different dealers before I ordered one.
     
  4. Jul 1, 2022 at 3:35 PM
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    PzTank Stuck in the Well

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    Hey folks,
    Hoping to get some direction on my less than one year old Honda HRN 216.

    I hit an immovable object (about a 10 foot length of mostly buried flat stock about 3-4 inches wide. Looks to be an old barn door runner). It knocked the air filter cover off & gouged the blade really good. It was definitely out of balance when I turned it off.

    I checked the block and it’s holding oil. I put a replacement Honda blade on hoping that would be it but nope. It’s still running like it’s out of balance.

    Any thoughts on how to further diagnose? TIA :hattip:

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  5. Jul 1, 2022 at 4:08 PM
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    My Name is Rahl

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    Is the shaft the blade bolts to, bent? Maybe so slightly that you can't see it? :notsure:
     
  6. Jul 1, 2022 at 4:09 PM
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    Steve Urquell

    Steve Urquell No Pants

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    Me too. I was in heaven going to the backpack sprayer but still a lot of sweaty trudging work with it. This thing was effortless.
     
  7. Jul 1, 2022 at 5:36 PM
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    RustyGreen

    RustyGreen A breaker point guy in a Bluetooth world

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    Check and see if the shaft is bent:

    1) Remove the blade
    2) Clean the shaft with a wire brush, scotchbrite, sandcloth, etc
    3) Make a stationary pointer with a nail and a stand of wood or coat hanger wire -- doesn't really matter what you use just as long as you can get it to stay in one place close to (almost touching) the now clean shaft
    4) Rotate the engine over slowly while observing the distance between your pointer and the shaft

    If the shaft is true the distance will stay the same, if it is bent you will see it.
     
  8. Jul 1, 2022 at 5:41 PM
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    RustyGreen

    RustyGreen A breaker point guy in a Bluetooth world

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    You are doing this except with a pointer instead of a dial indicator.

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  9. Jul 1, 2022 at 5:45 PM
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    Might be easier if you take the plug out. Won't have to work against the compression of the engine.
     
  10. Jul 2, 2022 at 7:16 AM
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    Crank is bent, depending on how handy you are, could get expensive. I've seen some mower shops able to straiten them while on the mower, but not sure how well that works. Crank looks to be a $60-$70 part.

    Those mowers are hard to readily get now for some reason. I have the same exact model I bought in 2021 and the store had plenty of them. Now they're pretty scarce.
     
  11. Jul 2, 2022 at 7:26 AM
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    PzTank

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    Yeah, that’s what I’m thinking. I did @RustyGreen ’s test and it’s definitely out.

    Surprised there’s no shear bolt or similar that would prevent this amount of damage .

    Where did you find the crank price?

    Thanks!
     
  12. Jul 2, 2022 at 7:30 AM
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    Delta09 The Devil Takes The High Road

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    Mudflaps yo!
    I typed in "GCV 170" in the search on Jack's Small Engines and it gave me a list. Quickly looking through the list it looked like that was the one. You'll have to find the exact engine model to be sure.

    Replacing the crank isn't that bad of a job, just kinda tedious on that small of engine. Shouldn't need to take the head off or piston out, just scooch it up outta the way. But, the last crank I did was on an old flat head Tecumseh if I recall correctly.
     
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  13. Jul 2, 2022 at 8:03 AM
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    Lt. Dangle

    Lt. Dangle RIP @stun gun 2016-2020 Aisin

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    I'd cruise FB marketplace for something with the same motor and swap it if it were me. Time and effort to swap a crank on a push mower seems to exceed the value IMO. Not to mention, you can probably get the donor cheaper than the crank itself anyways.

    Sell the broken one on FBM for beer money, call it fixed.
     
  14. Jul 2, 2022 at 8:22 AM
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    I'm not going to recommend this or even suggest that it might work...

    I knew a guy who figured:
    1) it was already broken
    2) an impact bent it therefore another might "fix" it.

    Using the previously discussed pointer he corrected the bend with a hammer padded with a block of wood to protect the shaft -- it worked.

    Again, proceed at your own risk, one hillbilly hack repair doesn't make it an authorized repair method. The mower in the above was 20 years old, yours is almost new, probably better to just fix it correctly.
     
  15. Jul 2, 2022 at 8:26 AM
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    There is a shear key in the flywheel, however it isn't (obviously) 100% protection. It more functions to protect the crank from twisting and snapping rather than bending.
     
  16. Jul 2, 2022 at 8:37 AM
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    PzTank

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    Thanks for the perspective.

    Though I didn’t grow up during the depression, neither did my parents. It was my grandparents who instilled the subsequent 2 generations of yankee frugalness that prevents me from bailing on a less than one year old mower. :D
     
  17. Jul 2, 2022 at 8:54 AM
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    Not suggesting we bail on this job at all lol.

    Why pay $60 for a part when you can get a whole motor for $50 or less? It just seems like basic math at this point. Besides, what else do you actually need to fix it?

    I won't even get into the time factor.

    For example, lots of pressure washers out there that run this same motor. Lots of pressure washers on FBM that have bad pumps and good motors for very little $$$ since most people don't properly winterize their pressure washers, busting the pumps. My Troy Bilt mower runs the same Honda Motor as well, so lots of brands out there to choose from.

    Salvaging your mower by buying a broken donor seems to me to epitomize "Yankee Frugality" IMO lol.

    I just did this with 2 FBM Crapsman's I picked up.
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    I also made $30 when I scrapped the old mower parts and some other junk metal I had.
     
  18. Jul 2, 2022 at 11:45 AM
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    Thanks again. Economics up here in Northern NH would negate me recuperating any sort of salvage value in this project.
     
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  19. Jul 2, 2022 at 12:18 PM
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    The only problem i see with that is, those motors have a helluva lot more hours on them than the motor he's got with the bent crank. I'd put the effort into a low hour engine than risk an unknown one. Just my personal opinion.
     
  20. Jul 2, 2022 at 12:33 PM
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    six5crèéd

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    I just hauled a Honda engine to the scrap yard last week, if I hadn’t I would have taken the crank out and sent it to you for free to see if it would work :annoyed:
     
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