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hard starting chainsaw

Ok. The saw is a huskavarna 345. It's about 3 or 4 years old. Has cut down a few large trees but hasn't seen a lot of hard work compared to what it's designed for. The fuel line broke, so I fixed...
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Sounds like the low speed mixture screw is set a...

Sounds like the low speed mixture screw is set a bit lean(screwed in too much). A common symptom of lean running is the surging. With the engine at idle, turn the low speed mixture screw out until...
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As far as how well the epoxy will hold, who...

As far as how well the epoxy will hold, who knows, will it leak any oil, again now sure. In industrial applications such as offshore, a crack will sometimes be filled in my taking a grinder and...
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Thanks for the advice. I have been around, just...

Thanks for the advice. I have been around, just haven't been surfing the forum in a while.

P.S. Any idea what the valve cleanances are on this engine?
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A weak spark is a sign of a condensor going out....

A weak spark is a sign of a condensor going out. Another thing to check is the points gap and the spark plug gap. Also, the points could be burned. It would probably be best to just get a new...
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Only two things come to mind, either when...

Only two things come to mind, either when replacing the fuel lines you didn't push the supply line down into the tank far enough, or, dare I say it, hook up the fuel lines correctly to the primer...
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After cranking it over a few times, remove the...

After cranking it over a few times, remove the air filter and look into the top of the carburetor, if it is wet with gas than the carburetor is fine, if it is dry, then it's time to remove the...
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Sounds like the safety switch on the deck. First...

Sounds like the safety switch on the deck. First check the wires and connections. If they are all good, then the safety switch itself could be bad or there could be a problem with the ignition...
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Sounds like she is running to lean. Typical...

Sounds like she is running to lean. Typical symptoms are the constant surging up and down speed. Second is the high speen at open throttle. You would have to back out on the mixture adjusting needle...
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Well, I'm no lawn mower expert but I'll give it a...

Well, I'm no lawn mower expert but I'll give it a try. It deffiniatelly sounds like burning oil, so here are some senerios I though up:

-broken piston ring

-broken piston ring land (the sides...
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valve angle

Hello fellas!!!!!! I am attempting to fix my grampa's pushmower but I need some technical advice. I am 99.99% sure that the valve and the valve seat need to be ground and lapped together. The only...
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yanmar trouble

O.K. Here is the problem. At work there is a small single cylinder yanmar engine. It is a diesel engine and it is hooked up to a cat pressure washer pump. The problem is that the engine is hesitant...
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Sorry for responding so late, had computer...

Sorry for responding so late, had computer trouble. I guess I will go ahead and clean/replace the needle valve/needle valve seat. Thanks.
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gas soaked air filter

Hello everyone. Sorry for being gone for so long, a couple of months back I managed to get a job as a mechanic for an oilfield company so I rarely get on the computer anymore. O.K., Here is the...
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Hello. I have been going to a votech school for...

Hello. I have been going to a votech school for over 2 years now and all though I am going for diesel mechanics, I have worked on my share of mowers. One thing that is nice about vo-tech schools is...
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Did it turn over any easier after it cooled off?...

Did it turn over any easier after it cooled off? If the clearances for any of the internal parts that were replaced were to tight (not enought) than it would sieze up like you said. Or it you hit...
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The little bit of metal you removed by lapping...

The little bit of metal you removed by lapping the valves might have been just enough to decrease the clearance between the valve stem and the tappet to the point that the valves are not completely...
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How long does it take to leak? One cause is if...

How long does it take to leak? One cause is if the fuel tank cap vent is clogged, it will allow the tank to pressure up from the daytime heat and that will cause gas to flood the engine since it is...
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burnt fuses

OK. My parents have a 18.5 hp craftsman garnden tractor with a twin cylinder kohler magnum. This mower is about 8 years years old. The problem is that the fuse keeps burning. It burns, I replace it...
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I once had a similar problem, in fact I removed...

I once had a similar problem, in fact I removed the carburetor, hean, and valves about 10 times before I realised the problem. First off, yes one of the valves will be held up a little for easy...
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LIQUID COOLED benefits: Steady operating...

LIQUID COOLED

benefits: Steady operating temperature, runs cooler than air cooled engines

drawbacks: heavier than air cooled engines; requires periodic maintenance; has radiator, water pump,...
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The fuel filter might be clogged with trash. Try...

The fuel filter might be clogged with trash. Try cleaning it out.
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Did you actually see the sparkplug make a spark?...

Did you actually see the sparkplug make a spark? Remove the plug, hook the plug wire to it, and rest the threaded end of the plug on the metal on the engine, and pull the rope as if you were starting...
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transmission troubles

Hey fellas!!!!!!!! I was just curious if any of you repair guys ever had problems with this. Today I had to take appart a transmission on an old craftsman rear engine rider. The problem was that the...
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Well, I finally fixed it today. I kept bending...

Well, I finally fixed it today. I kept bending the governor spring to shorten it and I slightly bent the throttle linkage to stretch the spring at the right time. I kept messing with it for a couple...
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