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Hope so too Kevin.  Though not sure it's off to a good start. 
General Discussion / Merry Christmas
December 25, 2020, 09:00:23 AM
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all TGMF friends.
Hi.  I'm assuming then this one has the fixed drive pinions on the end of the gearbox drive shafts, behind each wheel?  Or are they the type that freewheel in one direction? 

What's the exact model number of the machine, that might help narrow it down a bit. 
Gardening / Re: Ground preparation
December 14, 2020, 10:33:02 PM
This is my little plot in my garden.  Just planted, and then at the top of the eight foot canes, sweetcorn at front.
Gardening / Re: Ground preparation
December 12, 2020, 02:31:50 PM
I'm no expert when it comes to soil prep, though I do grow my own veg in a small area in y garden each year.  Mainly runner beans, marrows, courgettes, and tomatoes, all the easy stuff really. 

I usually rotavate a few handfuls of growmore fertiliser in a couple of months before planting.  Another rotavate and rake over maybe twice just before plating starts and usually use that black weed fabric and plant through it.  I actually still have last seasons fabric down which is keeping my veg patch clear of weeds now.  I will rip that up near the spring and give the soil a good dig over before I start over this year. 

It works for me, and have really nice crops of runners etc.  I would have thought the other allotment holders would be a good source of info, so perhaps see how they do it.  ;) 
Think you might be better off cutting your losses with this one.  They can be a complete pain in the backside these cheap 1/2 crank engines.

So you sure the muffler itself isn't blocked?  The fact that it fires up momentarily after giving it a spray would suggest it's not getting fuel.  Make sure gasket between carb and reed plate is good and the correct way around so pulse hole is doing it's job and working the fuel pump.

It's really awkward trying to find these faults over the web without hearing and feeling what's going on to be honest.   
Quote from: kevinthelawnmowerman on December 07, 2020, 03:36:26 PMI made a tool out of a bolt to undo the screws with the inset square holes used on the Hayter R53.

I hate those bloody screws, wonder who came up with that idea.  Toro rotary's also use those screws on the belt guide around the gearbox pulley.  They use Torques screws everywhere else. 
Cool, glad it fitted ok.  :tup:  Wonder how many of these tools we'll end up with lol..  They seem to change this stuff on a regular basis nowadays.
Thanks for the pic Dave.  Just another thought.  Make sure the diaphragms haven't gone hard, especially the metering diaphragm, they can do especially with age and these modern fuels. 
Blocked exhaust, or even the exhaust port is always a possibility and definitely worth checking. :tup:

Fingers crossed.  ;)

Not sure what carb that machine has on it, but as you mentioned it runs for a second and the plug is wet when you remove it, there's a possibility one of the welch plugs has fallen out, and the engine is choking on excess fuel.  Check that all the welch (blanking plugs) are in lace, and not sitting in your sonic tank. 

Going to be brutally honest, the cheapy half crank machines with the carb bolted on the crankcase backplate will never be super reliable, they never were to be honest.
General Discussion / Re: Hi nubie here!
December 01, 2020, 06:01:06 PM
Hi Dave, and welcome to TGMF.

Things are a tad quiet on here, so more conversations the better. :tup:
Let me know how it goes please.  ;)   
OK Kevin, I remembered to check out the part number number for that adjustment tool, it should be this one, 5910-890-2314  It's the bottom one in the attached photo below.

L&S seem to have it in stock at a reasonable price compared to some I've seen. https://www.lsengineers.co.uk/genuine-stihl-screwdriver-oem-no-5910-890-2314.html
Not sure if t's this one listed on L&S https://www.lsengineers.co.uk/screwdriver-5910-890-2307.html

From memory, the one I have seems to be rounder at the end with the hex further up inside.  I will have to check our parts list on Monday to be sure though.