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Took it to the Honda dealer. Blown head gasket...

Took it to the Honda dealer. Blown head gasket with no damage to engine; crack in the radiator; replacing the original factory issue timing belt; replacing fuel pump only because the sender unit that...
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Sunday morning here. I ran the engine with the AC...

Sunday morning here. I ran the engine with the AC and fan knobs off. Neither of the two fans in the front radiator turned. When I turned on the AC no light came on, and no fans turned.

But when I...
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Googling the problem, I came across this helpful...

Googling the problem, I came across this helpful information on the fan not turning, and other helpful details:

03 fans won't turn on without a/c on... - Honda Civic Forum...
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Thanks for the advice. I did the engine cleaning,...

Thanks for the advice. I did the engine cleaning, and followed the instructions on the can to run the vehicle for 10-15 minutes to be sure it dried out well. Didn't see any oil, but the owner says...
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2003 Honda Civic LX 4-door sedan leaks oil on top of engine block

This is my neighbor's car; she's a little old lady on a low budget, so when I heard of her car troubles I set out to fix 'em. It's had a radiator leak for a few months now, which she manages by...
09-05-16, 12:48 PM
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Safe-T switch keeps turning off central air unit

I have checked the drain pipe under the house; it's straight and level and drips steadily outside.

The Safe-T switch on the AC unit is turning the unit off every fifteen seconds. The unit works...
02-09-14, 07:28 PM
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Nope, nothing's been cut off. Coming off the...

Nope, nothing's been cut off. Coming off the motor is a standard power tool cord just like you'd find on your router or drill. It has black, white, and green wires connecting to the motor, and these...
02-09-14, 06:32 PM
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Hi Joe; Sorry, 120V of course. Yes, the...

Hi Joe;

Sorry, 120V of course.

Yes, the motor I have already researched with the manufacturer, and they can be wired either 120V or 240V. They come standard with a 120V 3-prong plug and cord,...
02-09-14, 05:34 PM
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Screwy wiring on a 3HP, 10-inch table Saw

I bought a Craftsman 10-inch table saw from a retiring cabinet maker, an old gentleman who had replaced the 3 HP motor on the saw several times since he bought it in the Sixties. It is belt driven,...
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Hi, all; The local repair shop said it's...

Hi, all;

The local repair shop said it's most likely a short in the PTO switch on the dash, so I bought a new one. Came home, pulled the old one off and tried to start. No dice.

Put the new PTO...
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Craftsman Riding Mower suddenly runs mower all the time

Hi, all;

My old Craftsman gear drive riding mower is just like my grandmother -- always needing a little something or other.

It's a Model 917.251510 Serial# 111695C 001287, V-Twin Kohler 20.5...
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Thanks to everyone for the advice. I'll take...

Thanks to everyone for the advice.

I'll take a multimeter and check the battery, solenoid, and starter this morning for 12 volt current. The battery is new, and a good brand. The local repair shop...
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Craftsman riding mower won't start. Just clicks the starter motor.

CRAFTSMAN TRACTOR
Model 917.251510
Serial# 111695C 001287
24.5 HP Kohler V-Twin engine

I was out mowing and hauling mulch for a few hours today, light stuff on a cool day. Stopped and started...
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Chains on sloping pasture

Thanks to everyone for the responses thus far.

I do feel some confidence that the chains will not rip up the grass for two reasons:

1. I've always mowed this ground in the past by hand dragging...
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Local advice . . .

My local dealer says he's never heard of a riding mower that can't have chains on the rear while the mowing deck is attached. He suggests it might only occur when the deck is in maximum raised...
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Correction

It's actually a 46" mowing deck on this tractor. Here's a link to the exact model I have:

Craftsman 20.5 HP / 46 cut Heavy Duty Garden Tractor [917.251510] - $800.00 : , Lawn Mower Grave Yard...
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Tire chains AND mowing deck on Craftsman riding mower?

Hi, all;

I bought a fine old gear-drive Craftsman tractor, Model 917.251510, Serial# 111695C 001287, with a 20.5 Kohler engine, turf tires size 23 x 10.5 X 12. It runs like a Cadillac, but has no...
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I took the tractor to the repair shop this...

I took the tractor to the repair shop this morning. I had to drive gently it a couple hundred feet to load it in the truck, and I noticed within 30 seconds of starting up a very strong burning rubber...
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Hi, Cheese; Thanks for the advice. If it's...

Hi, Cheese;

Thanks for the advice. If it's the head gasket, would I be able to see any oil leakage? Would I see or smell oil burning?

I did find one website that indicated these older AYP...
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Well, yesterday was the first time since I bought...

Well, yesterday was the first time since I bought this used tractor a couple weeks ago to really run it a bit. I loaded ten little utility trailer-fuls of firewood one after another, and brought them...
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Hi, Cheese; It does it once, right as I head...

Hi, Cheese;

It does it once, right as I head down a steep grade. Then it recovers right away and runs steady after that.

Sometimes it does the same thing on level ground, not mowing or towing...
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Kohler 20.5 V-Twin stumbles

I bought a used but extremely well cared for riding mower with a Kohler 20.5 V-Twin engine.

It needed a new fuel pump, which I installed easily myself. It's a simple pulse pump.

It runs fine,...
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Posted By Antifa

13 HP Kohler Command Vertical

My Toro lawn tractor transmission is shot, and rather than buy a new one I bought a bigger tractor. So I have a nearly new 13 HP Kohler Command Vertical shaft engine to spare. It was a hydrostatic...
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Posted By Antifa

Odd question . . .

My little riding mower is a Toro Wheel Horse 1998 Series 265-H. The shop replaced the original 15 HP Kohler with a 13 HP last year. i asked for 20 HP but they pulled a bait and switch so here we are...
Forum: Water Heaters
03-22-11, 03:29 AM
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Posted By Antifa

All fixed . . .

Had to go buy an "Element Wrench" from Lowes, used for removing water heater heating elements, and it will now sit for years unused on my shelf of rarely used tools. But it's shiny, and only cost...
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