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Old 03-12-2002, 15:11   #1 (permalink)
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I have heard of this being done by people other than professionals but I've never met a non-professional who has actually done it, although I know plenty who have tried and failed.

I actually fixed a 2 stroke mower motor that died with multiple accessories problems and it actually goes heaps better than before.

I got so carried away I actually mig welded the holes in the muffler and welded the muffler bracket back on, so now I can mow the lawn without ear muffs and annoying everybody in a 1k radius.

(I also got so carried away when I had it partly dismantled that I cleaned out a couple of bales of chaff and then decided to give it a degrease and mild pressure clean as well, and soaked the magneto into inoperability, which I only found out when I reassembled it and it wouldn't start, leading to fresh disassembly and more self-induced problems like breaking the fuel tap so I couldn't reconnect the fuel line and going into town (this is at the beach shack) and buying a new one but it must have fallen out of the hole in the bag which I discovered about 5 mins before the shop - which is 10 mins from the house - shut so I went back into town and looked for it and couldn't find it and so on and so on. But none of this matters now that I have conquered a 2 stroke, after about 30 years of fearing the bastards.)
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Old 03-12-2002, 16:37   #2 (permalink)
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Congratulations! I remember at school we got to pull apart mowers and (attempt) to put them back together, as I recall I had some "spare" fasteners left over after assembly so I disposed of them down the spark plug hole, problem solved, except the mower wouldn't run. Oh well, can't have your cake and eat it too I suppose.
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Old 03-12-2002, 16:42   #3 (permalink)
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Buy a four stroke and say good bye to stressful weekends.
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Old 03-12-2002, 17:04   #4 (permalink)
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Buy a four stroke and say good bye to stressful weekends.
I did, and Victa and Tecumseh can shove their catch n' mulch mower donk up their corporate arses. Bloody thing did about half a dozen lawns before dying and going back under warranty and has never been satisfactory in the couple of years I've had it.

Then again, the previous Briggs & Stratton 4 stroke was used professionally for a year and did another fifteen years before it got a bit tired. I should have kept it.
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EA, get a honda - they are pricey, but they just keep going. dad uses honda mowers for work and he couldn't be happier
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Old 03-13-2002, 16:20   #6 (permalink)
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Get yourself a masport mulcher only. I've had it for 2 years now change oil and plug once a year, starts first go every weekend, no catcher and the lawns never looked so healthy.
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