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Hi all,

Have a Hayter Harrier 56 BBC in at the moment. I don't normally deal with mowers so this is a bit new for me. With the engine running the governor linkage is constantly pulsing. It's clear that the springs that act on this linkage have been messed with however I can't figure out what the ar...

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I wasn't sure where to post this query but does anyone have any idea on how to replace seals on a log splitter? My OXT 500 is leaking some hydraulic oil so I need to replace the seals (I presume). I've had it at least 15 years and some use out of it but this model is discontinued and I have no knowled...

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The last couple of weeks I have had in two mowers fitted with Subaru engines, one is a John Deere and the other a Ryobi and both have the same strange problem. When the float bowl is removed the seal comes out and it appears to grow to the point where it cannot be refitted! Has anyone else had this issue?...

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So I love most Honda mowers, but the OEM oil is a significant premium. So that leads me to a question!


So picked up a lovely 1994 Honda HR1950 with a 3-speed box at a good price. Owner complained that it was hard to start. Checked it over and indeed it took 10-15 pulls - it started and ran (badly) but wouldn't restart. Carb, coil? Then notice a slight snap back on the recoil! So after cleaning the carb,...

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So I've restored this 35 year old Honda HR21-5 and replace the damaged crank (oil leak due to multiple gouges in the shaft right where the seal sits). Sonic cleaned the carb and stripped it down, resprayed with OEM paint, etc. She started first pull after rebuild. Gotta love Hondas

But in typical fas...

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