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Talking Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU! to everyone...

Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU! to everyone who helped in this thread.

Today I cut the grass!

The replacement carb arrived and the rebuild kit hasnt yet so I installed the carb and set the...
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Posted By upahill

Ill do that then, ill run the line around the...

Ill do that then, ill run the line around the rear of the engine and maybe stand it off a bit too. New hose and clips arrived this morning so perfect timing.

Think this unit is the 28M707-1133-E1....
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Posted By upahill

Figured that might be the case. Im going to give...

Figured that might be the case. Im going to give it another go once i get a tip cleaner. Also now I think about it I didnt take the idle screw out and blow through that. :doh:

Is it just me or...
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Put everything back together and it ran! It...

Put everything back together and it ran!

It took a shot of easy start to get it going but once it was running on full choke i left it for a minute or two and the smoke died down. Took it for a...
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Posted By upahill

Im not sure about the year, the engine isn't the...

Im not sure about the year, the engine isn't the original, that would have been a Honda GV400.

If I had to guess I would say its mid-80's but i could be way off the mark. :confused:
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Posted By upahill

I have today drained the oil (need to get a drain...

I have today drained the oil (need to get a drain kit for next time - yuk). It smelt a little of fuel, but i couldnt be sure. I have a few litres of oil in stock so will probably flush it and then...
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Posted By upahill

From what I gather it was made by a company in...

From what I gather it was made by a company in Bristol, UK (only a few miles away from me) and it looks like they used a lot of Westwood parts.

It should do me fine, I dont have much grass to...
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Posted By upahill

Vermont: Mine is the 28M707 too, ill have a...

Vermont:

Mine is the 28M707 too, ill have a sniff of the dipstick and will probably drain the oil and replace to be safe anyway. Theres a part of me that just wants to leave it running for 5...
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Posted By upahill

Oh i see, so were talking about a whole lot of...

Oh i see, so were talking about a whole lot of fuel migrating then, not just a little bit. I will have a good look tomorrow.

Will it run like this, or should I not even attempt it until I figure...
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Posted By upahill

In all honesty other than checking the level I...

In all honesty other than checking the level I haven't done any examining on the oil.

Is there a simple test that will determine if there is fuel in the oil? Or is it a case of just drain and...
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Posted By upahill

ITS ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!! Ish... Gave it a...

ITS ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!

Ish...

Gave it a good clean with just a can of carb cleaner and it fired up. I was so surprised by it doing so that I panicked a bit and pinched the fuel hose to stall it....
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Posted By upahill

Yeah there's fuel getting into the bowl, and no...

Yeah there's fuel getting into the bowl, and no shut off on the fuel line.

I'll pop out tomorrow and try and pick up some carb cleaner and give that ago first. The spark plug does appear to be wet...
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Posted By upahill

Thanks for the reply. I have taken the bowl off...

Thanks for the reply. I have taken the bowl off and there didnt seem to be any visual gunk, the float appears to operate correctly. I need to get my compressor working before I can try and blow...
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Posted By upahill

Problems getting a B&S 13HP going. New-to-me old ride on mower.

Hi All,

Picked up a ride on mower the other day and would love to get it going. The battery is completely dead but it has a pull-cord start also. I have managed to hear the engine run for about...
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