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Small Engine Repair Thread

Discussion in 'Auto, Tractor, Motorcycles, Racing, and Mechanics' started by searcher, Oct 24, 2014.



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    Kohler Lawn Mower XTX OHV 149cc 6.5HP Engine: Any Good?
    doublewide6 Repairs LLC



    Published on Oct 12, 2017
    http://amzn.to/2gBqqao Grip Tools Magnetic Trays 3PC
    http://amzn.to/2xCiFGY Lawnboy Lawnmower Kohler XTX: Pricing
    http://amzn.to/2xCiFGY Air filter replacement
    http://amzn.to/2gAepC6 Kohler Carburetor Replacement OEM
    http://amzn.to/2ygklHX Kohler Auto Choke (Hard Starting Repair)

    In this video I take a look at kohler's XTX engine. It is a very popular engine and we take a quick look at one. I don't like the autochoke, but other than that it is a decent residential mower engine.
     
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    HOW-TO Replace Mowing Belts On A John Deere Tractor LX266
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    Published on Oct 12, 2017
    In this step by step video I show you how to replace the two mowing belts on your John Deere LX266 lawn tractor. The only tools you will need are a ratchet and a deep 1/2" socket!
     
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    Replacing Apex Leaf Blower Ignition Coil
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    Published on Oct 13, 2017
    So the leaves have started to fall it's time to ensure the leaf blower is 100% operational. It had a damaged spark plug lead so needed a new ignition unit, in this video I replace the coil for the second time after previously ordering and fitting the wrong type.
     
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    Husqvarna YTH4128 Drive Belt Change
    Hank's Small Engine Repair



    Published on Oct 15, 2017

    Vid on how to do this with some bsing thrown in.
     
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    How-To Clean A Lawn Tractor Infested With Rodent Nests!
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    Published on Oct 19, 2017
    In this video I show you the importance of cleaning out Rodent nests from inside the cowls of your lawn tractor and how to prevent it!
     
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    Small Engines Q & A Video #101 in HD
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    Published on Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to my bi-weekly series where your Small Engine questions are answered.
     
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    HOW-TO Primary Deck Belt Replacement On John Deere Lawn Tractor
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    Published on Oct 26, 2017
    In this easy to follow video I show you how to replace the primary deck belt on a John Deere lawn tractor.

    Belt used can be part #M144677, M143019, M118684 or STENS aftermarket #265-242
     
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    Small Engines Q & A Video #102 in HD
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    Published on Jun 29, 2012
    Welcome to my bi-weekly series where your Small Engine questions are answered.

    Visit my channel for more repair videos;
    http://www.youtube.com/user/donyboy73...

    Also check out Themowermedic1's channel
    http://www.youtube.com/user/backwoods...

    Questions & Tips in this video;


    1. How many times can I re-use an exhaust gasket? 0:37

    2. How many times can I re-use an intake gasket? 1:47

    3. How many times can I re-use a head gasket? 2:32

    4. Should cleaning the carbon from the exhaust port on 2 cycle engines be regular maintenance? 3:35

    5. Can low compression make a grass trimmer hard to start? 4:20

    6. Is there supposed to be a stream of water coming out of my outboard motor? 4:57

    7. Why is my old 3.5hp Briggs & Stratton engine burning oil? 6:00

    8. The correct way to check the oil on a 20hp Kohler Courage lawn tractor engine. 6:37

    9. How can I use a generator engine with a tapered shaft for something else? 8:05

    HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
     
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    noma snow blower clutch repair
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    Published on Oct 25, 2017
    this was a big pain but had to be done, I did a temp fix on this snowblower last winter but now its time to fix it right. so watch along and help me trouble shoot the problem,
     
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    missing clip from the noma snow blower video.
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    Published on Oct 27, 2017
    on the last video at the 33 min mark l screwed up and missed a clip explaining how the trans works, so for those who care, this is what got dropped, and l cant go back in and fix it as yt got rid of the editing feature,
     
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    Getting an Old Murray Mower Working (1998)
    Hank's Small Engine Repair



    Published on Nov 5, 2017
    Typical problems with this one, didn't need much though to be honest.
     
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    GIE Expo 2017 In Louisville KY! Dealer Day and Expo! [Part 1]
    Brian's Lawn Maintenance



    Published on Oct 23, 2017
    Today was Day 1 at the GIE Expo here in Louisville KY in 2017!! It was a blast hanging at the GIE Expo down here in Louisville KY with all the dealers, exhibitors, and attendees. The place was absolutely packed out!
     
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    GIE Expo 2017 | Day 2 Louisville KY - Indoor Expo and Having Fun!! [Part 2]
    Brian's Lawn Maintenance



    Published on Oct 24, 2017
    Today was Day 2 of the GIE Expo in Louisville KY! I had a blast getting to walk the indoor portion of the show, meet all the vendors and exhibitors, and just kick tires and meet everyone.

    The GIE Expo is absolutely nuts!! The whole place must've had 20,000 people walking around inside and outdoors. The show was a class act and everyone was so nice.

    What was your guys favorite part of the GIE if you were able to make it?! If you didn't make it this year, are you planning to come next year? Let me know!
     
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    John Deere Throttle & Choke Assembly Replacement On 155C Lawn Tractor
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    Published on Nov 9, 2017
     
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    GIE Expo 2017 Outdoor Show!! Lawn Mowers, Excavators, UTVs! [Part 3]
    Brian's Lawn Maintenance



    Published on Oct 26, 2017
    Today was the outdoor portion of the 2017 GIE Expo for us! We had a blast test driving Exmark mowers, Kubotas tractors, Spartan Mowers, you name it. Such a fun experience.

    Got to hang with a lot of Youtuber's as well, and also hang with Wally and Leah from Beach River Landscapes all afternoon! Definitely some cool people and it was also a blast doing our ECHO livestream with Naylor (Rookie) at 10:30 am that morning!

    What was your guys favorite part of the outdoor portion of the show? What did you guys get to test drive? Let me know down below!
     
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    Winterize Your Mower
    Hank's Small Engine Repair



    Published on Nov 10, 2017
    Quick vid on what I do when I put a mower away for storage.
     
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    Happy Sunday!
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    Streamed live 55 minutes ago
     
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    Small Engines Q & A Video #103 in HD
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    Published on Jul 13, 2012
    Welcome to my bi-weekly series where your Small Engine questions are answered.

    Visit my channel for more repair videos;
    http://www.youtube.com/user/donyboy73...

    Questions & Tips in this video;

    1. Why doesn't my carburetor work properly after cleaning and rebuilding it? 0:28

    2. Are the valves adjustable on my Kohler Command Lawn Tractor Engine? 1:31

    3. What oil should I use in the hydrostatic transmission of my lawn tractor? 2:01

    4. What is a good starting point for the adjusting screws on my carburetor when I need to adjust it? 3:13

    5. Why is my lawnmower hard to re-start after it runs for a short period of time? 4:15

    6. Should I remove the engine pulley to replace the belts on my lawn tractor? 6:22

    7. What could be causing my outboard motor to not have spark? 7:24

    8. An affordable lawnmower that I recommend. 9:02

    THANKS FOR WATCHING AND HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
     
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    K100 Fuel Treatment Demonstrations - Make Water Burn!
    donyboy73



    Published on Nov 17, 2017
    Kevin from K100 shows how this fuel treatment product can make water burn! K100 is a fuel stabilizer and controls moisture and water in your fuel tank so that your engine can burn it!

    www.k100fueltreatment.com
     
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    Small Engines Q & A Video #104 in HD
    donyboy73



    Published on Jul 27, 2012
    Welcome to my bi-weekly series where your Small Engine questions are answered.

    Visit my channel for more repair videos;
    http://www.youtube.com/user/donyboy73...

    Questions & Tips in this video;

    1. Why doesn't the pull cord go back in all the way on my generator? 0:35

    2. What can happen if my carburetor doesn't have a good seal between the bowl and the carburetor body? 1:36

    3. Why is my Briggs Quantum lawnmower engine burning oil? 3:10

    4. Is it necessary to always run my outboard motor in water to test it? 5:26

    5. Why does my lawn tractor keep running when I turn off the key? 6:26

    6. Why is it hard to heat up parts with a propane tank? 7:25

    7. In what position is the choke "on" and "off" on my stand up scooter? 8:00

    8. An easy way to deal with carburetor issues on a stand up scooter. 8:23


    HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
     
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    L110 Another Assessment and Drive Belt
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    Published on Nov 18, 2017
    Another look and trying it out with a new drive belt.
     
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    free junk snowblower, lets repair it,
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    Published on Dec 1, 2017
    a friend dropped off his old snowblower that broke down on him last year. they bought a new machine and gave this one to me. lets take some time to restore it back to running condition.
     
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    HOW-TO Remove Seized Bolts - Briggs & Stratton Carburetor Cover Bolts
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    Published on Dec 1, 2017
     
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    HOMEMADE WATER COOLED BRIGGS ENGINE WINTERIZING
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    Published on Nov 30, 2017
    We had to winterize the Homemade Water Cooled Briggs Engine before it got too cold
     
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    Small Engines Q & A Video #105 in HD
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    Published on Aug 10, 2012
    Welcome to my bi-weekly series where your Small Engine questions are answered.

    Visit my channel for more repair videos;
    http://www.youtube.com/user/donyboy73...

    Link to Welding Cart Video Series; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-pQwo...

    Questions & Tips in this video;

    1. Can I use anti-seize on a spark plug? 0:32

    2. Why does my chainsaw die when II go to throttle up? 1:24

    3. Can I still get parts for my older outboard motor? 2:32

    4. Does my Mercury 9.8 HP outboard motor have a thermostat? 4:16

    5. How can I test my outboard motor without a water test tank? 5:11

    6. Why is there fuel coming out of my chainsaw carburetor? 7:03

    7. An addition to my homemade welding cart. 8:02

    8. A tip for better welds with your mig welder. 8:33

    HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
     
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    Scored Piston and Cylinder on a Chainsaw
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    Buy a compression tester here ---- http://amzn.to/2jGmoOC Check this before you waste any more money. Decide if your unit is worth repairing or not!
     
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    Small Engines Q & A Video #106 in HD
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    Published on Aug 24, 2012
    Welcome to my bi-weekly series where your Small Engine questions are answered.

    Visit my channel for more repair videos;
    http://www.youtube.com/user/donyboy73...

    Link to flywheel key repair:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuI7cL...

    Questions & Tips in this video;

    1. Why aren't the blades on my lawn tractor with an electric clutch engaging? 1:03

    2. An inexpensive way to fill your outboard motor test tank with water. 3:08

    3.Why it may be more difficult to diagnose a bad impeller in an outboard motor using muffs to run water through the engine. 3:54

    4. Why it may make no difference when adjusting the carb on a grass trimmer. 5:10

    5. Can I run a lawnmower engine without the blade on? 6:05

    6. Why does my lawnmower engine surge up and down? 7:02

    7. Why does my lawnmower "kick back" when I go to start it? 8:12

    HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
     
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    John Deere Mower Deck Spindle Replace
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    Published on Dec 23, 2017
    Hopefully the last maintenance video on this mower for the season. Should be all good to go.
     
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    Briggs INTEK QUICK FIX ~ RIDING LAWNMOWER that TURNS OVER but WILL NOT START. STARTS then DIES.
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    Published on Dec 22, 2017
    HOW TO Diagnose , Fix and Repair a 18.5 Horsepower BRIGGS and STRATTON Intek OHV SINGLE Cylinder Engine that WON'T START or Motor STARTS then STOPS or DIES. OR Runs with CHOKE ON ONLY. A Cub Cadet LT 1018 model RIDING LAWNMOWER has been sitting too long and or in STORAGE. SAME PROCEDURE on ALL hp Briggs and STRATTON SIngle Cylinder OHV Motor models. SAME as CRAFTSMAN HUSQVARNA YARD MACHINES MURRAY POULAN JOHN DEERE etc...
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    PLEASE KEEP IN MIND when you are watching my videos: I am demonstrating the least expensive, quickest "backyard", "backwoods"methods for repairing or servicing your lawnmower. Replacing all components such as gaskets and fuel lines is always recommended when rebuilding or repairing equipment. With these videos I hope you are able to fix and repair your lawnmower yourself with minimal parts, knowledge and tools. Remember to always work safely and follow proper mechanic procedures. Thank you for watching!
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    HOW-TO Install An Auger Cable On Your Snowblower
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    If your snowblower isn't blowing snow anymore it's possible you need a new auger cable!

    In this video I show you how to easily install an auger cable on your MTD, CUB CADET, YARD MAN, YARD WORKS, CRAFTSMAN & TROY-BILT snowblowers. Although some snowblowers will be different the same principle will apply on most machines.

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    Small Engines Q & A Video #107 in HD
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    Published on Sep 7, 2012
    Welcome to my bi-weekly series where your Small Engine questions are answered.

    Visit my channel for more repair videos;
    http://www.youtube.com/user/donyboy73...

    Questions & Tips in this video;

    1. Why does my lawn tractor smoke a lot after it has been raised up? 0:26

    2. What are the first things start fixing on a grass trimmer that has been left out in the rain for months? 2:04

    3. Why do I have to prime my lawnmower to start it even when the engine is warm? 3:41

    4. How do I get the key out from between the rear wheel and the drive shaft on a lawn tractor? 5:10

    5. Overview of a steel Tecumseh flywheel key. 6:06

    6. Can a bad carburetor setting affect the compression on my equipment? 7:18

    7. Why the chain brake may not be working on your Husqvarna 365 chainsaw. 8:21

    8. What should I do if the oil in my lawnmower is gray and why is it like that? 9:01

    9. Start Up of a John Deere 175 Tractor. 10:20 HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
     

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