Recent content by Dean85

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    Anybody else use Partstree?

    I order parts from partstree, ereplacementparts or repairclinic. Partstree has excellent parts breakdown pictures.
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    40:1 instead 32:1

    Correct me if wrong here, Adjusting the mixture screws on let's say a weed trimmer, does not change the oil/fuel ratio entering the engine. The mixture screw controls the "amount" of fuel mixing with the air. Turning a mixture screw in reduces the amount of fuel mixing with air so that would be...
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    Briggs 3.5 HP valve noise

    Sounds to me like there is a little to much clearence between the valve stem and the valve lifter. I have never seen a valve rotator on a sm engine.
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    Oil option for push

    Yes. I use it in all of my OPE's.
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    2 stroke oil confusion

    I do not see any reason to worry. I believe part of the reason ashless oil is used in outboards is to lessen pollution in water. Ash is non-combustible. Plus it says it can be used in OPE's.
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    a good 30w oil

    I use Rotella T6 5w-40 synthetic in all of my mowers and mowers I work on. As long as the oil is kept at the proper level and changed per useage, brand of oil is really a personal preference.
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    HM oils. Ok to mix 2 different brands?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: fdcg27</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Gotcha. So Mobil Super HM? It contains sodium to begin with and has an add pack very similar to Durablend. In this case, mix away and no harm done. </div></div> Yes Mobil Super HM...
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    HM oils. Ok to mix 2 different brands?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Nick1994</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Sam2000</div><div class="ubbcode-body">This is the all time best BITOG thread title.</div></div>...
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    MTD walk behind mower carburetor fix

    Picking up cheap or free OPE's is one of my favorite hobbies. A little TLC and they almost always run just fine.
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    HM oils. Ok to mix 2 different brands?

    It is not M1, Mobil High mileage. I never dilute M1. Takes 4 1/2qts.
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    HM oils. Ok to mix 2 different brands?

    Is there any harm in mixing Mobil High mileage 5w-30 and Vavoline Dura blend 5w-30? I am switching to Mobil high mileage and have two qts of the Vavoline left over from a previous change. Thanks
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    weekend project / whats it worth? Honda HRT216KSDA

    I just cleaned one up of the same mower. Sold it for$130.
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    Mobil 1

    Wonder why Mobil 1 does not make a synthetic 2-cycle oil?
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    have I made a mistake using shell 10w30 ?

    I say he is wrong. To my knowledge oil foaming in a small engine is due to the crankcase being over filled with oil, not the detergents. Foaming can cause lack of lubrication. Your engine failure was not due to using a 10w-30 oil, unless it was low on oil or overfilled. Which you indicate that...
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    what lawnmower oil weight use? & dino or synthetic

    Is straight 30w getting harder to find everywhere? I cannot find it in any of the major brands like I used to.