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Posted By Fisher40037

Sorry, been gone for a while. Those engine had a...

Sorry, been gone for a while. Those engine had a problem in that area for a while. The shaft would overheat, and fall out, and several were shortblocked in the nineties under warranty.

Hope your...
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Posted By Fisher40037

They don't really "straighten" the crank, but...

They don't really "straighten" the crank, but rebend it so
it cuts level and doesn't vibrate.
The bolt closest to the engine is what you rebend it against.

So you find the spot on the rotation...
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Posted By Fisher40037

I agree, both are great choices. The only...

I agree, both are great choices. The only downside is
with Shindaiwa, dealer support is spotty, and dist. support is
poor here in Ky. If you have a good local dealer that has been
handling them...
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Posted By Fisher40037

It sounds like you need to adjust your valves,...

It sounds like you need to adjust your valves, they are
adjustable on the k series.

Fish
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Posted By Fisher40037

Run the mower with the cover plate off, so you...

Run the mower with the cover plate off, so you can see the vari-pulley. The middle sheave of the varipulley needs to move freely, as well as the idler arm on the rear belt.

Also check the rear...
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Posted By Fisher40037

If it is an OHV engine, it is probably etched...

If it is an OHV engine, it is probably etched into one of the valve covers, or on a metal tag on the engine, or on older models, etched near one of the spark plugs.

Fish
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Posted By Fisher40037

Just a money saving thing really. Cheaper carb,...

Just a money saving thing really. Cheaper carb, no controls,
mower should be used at top speed anyway.


Fish
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Posted By Fisher40037

To give you the best advice possible, we need the...

To give you the best advice possible, we need the engine's
model numbers.

Thanks,

Fish
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Posted By Fisher40037

Well, just to make sure it is not a terminology...

Well, just to make sure it is not a terminology thing, The cycle
has 2 top dead centers, on one of them one valve is closing
while the other is opening, on the top center you want
is when both...
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Posted By Fisher40037

I have never really done any testing on one, but...

I have never really done any testing on one, but when I have
had mowers with this intermttant problem, an adjustment
often cured the problem.

Adjusting is also free and easy, so I would sure try...
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Posted By Fisher40037

mmmmmm so the gap is where now??So when...

mmmmmm


so the gap is where now??So when the coil is energized, the
gap is "closed"????

So adjusting it closer would do what when disengaged?

I am not trying to fight, but trying to...
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Posted By Fisher40037

Well here is a link someone else posted on...

Well here is a link someone else posted on another site that
shows the adjustment.

http://www.lawnsite.com/showpost.php?p=1463590&postcount=2
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Posted By Fisher40037

It sounds like you may have two problems, #1 the...

It sounds like you may have two problems, #1 the brake
may be just stuck. On the right side of the trans, is a lever
and brake caliper assy., try moving the lever back and
forth, and see if it...
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Posted By Fisher40037

Try the mower again, when it stops moving, pull...

Try the mower again, when it stops moving, pull back on the
pedal with the top of your foot, see if it gets you moving.

Look and make sure all of the moving pards are lubed, and
see that no oil...
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Posted By Fisher40037

Without seeing the machine, I would see if the...

Without seeing the machine, I would see if the clutch is adjustable, and if so, adjust it. Also I would check the
voltage at the battery with the engine running, a weak battery
and a weak charging...
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Posted By Fisher40037

I agree, it is likely just the brake. The brake...

I agree, it is likely just the brake. The brake is a lever actuated device that is on the right side of the transmission, it
clamps on a little brake disc, and the lever just needs to be
moved a...
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Posted By Fisher40037

If it is like the model I remember, it is about...

If it is like the model I remember, it is about the same as
a Snapper rear engine rider, so Snapper 00 Grease would be needed.

Just reread the 16 horse detail, so the Snapper grease would not...
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Posted By Fisher40037

You need to step back and start the diagnosis...

You need to step back and start the diagnosis procedure
from the begining. Before the oil change and this problem,
did you do anything else to the engine/mower, replace a
switch, work on the...
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Posted By Fisher40037

Initial responses will probably involve the fuel...

Initial responses will probably involve the fuel cap, which
needs to vent, or else a buildup of vacuum will starve the
carb for fuel, and mimic your problem, and can be easily tested
by loosening...
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Posted By Fisher40037

Post the model numbers off of the tag under the...

Post the model numbers off of the tag under the seat, it
should start with 917.XXXXXX

I am assuming that you have the spindle type with the 3
bolt mt. and the star shaped blade. If you check...
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Posted By Fisher40037

Look closely at the frame near where the trans is...

Look closely at the frame near where the trans is bolted on,
Murray had a serious problem in this area in it's latter years.

The frame is l8ikely cracked and broken.
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Posted By Fisher40037

Most times problems like this are the fault of...

Most times problems like this are the fault of the trimmer line.
You might try a better brand. I also wind it on with keeping
my finger to keep the line seperate as I wind it on.



Fish
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Posted By Fisher40037

I looked through an old Foote book, and none of...

I looked through an old Foote book, and none of those numbers
look like they are from them. They also do not look like Peerless numbers. What country is the rider from? I do not
recognize the...
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Posted By Fisher40037

There is no adjustment of the coil, it sounds...

There is no adjustment of the coil, it sounds like the new key is
sheared.


Fish
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Posted By Fisher40037

MTD had a problem with these transmissions. ...

MTD had a problem with these transmissions. There was a
problem with the pulley on the trans, the pulley nut did not hold,
and the pulley would strip and spin on its hub, and a new hub
and/or...
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