I feel I had a Mr. mybigwarwagon day today. I was planning on mowing the grass, and some BBQ this evening. Got up, fixed coffee and watched some toons with the grandson. As soon as I heard the neighbor out on his travel cart I fueled the push mower (really need a better name than Hinz-57), moved all the items nextto the house, sheds, fence and proceeded to mow around all the fence and house edges. Hinz performed well. Went to fuel RED, and found my gas can empty, So I cleaned up and went to town to get gas, and fuel the Truck.
While I was moving things back to where I just cut my Son drives up in "Lightning McQueen" Dad! look what I bought!, Great gas mileage, better than the Dodge Intrepid (that I just sunk $2000 into). Well, after some scolding (what can you say to a 32 Year Old????) I gave in and looked at the scate board.
2-1/2 Qts low on oil (Did you check the oil before you bought it?) No, was I supposed to?
1/2 Gallon low on coolent, I didn't bother to ask.
Clutch is soft, but not chattering, but the brakes were shot, well aparently the dealer knew this and threw in 4 sets of pads.
Dad paused his mowing duties and put new shoes on "Lightning" very grudginly.
Well it was getting around 3:00 and I finally was ready to go mowing on RED. I mowed through about 3/4 acre and hit a thick spot (over the septic) and Red died. I couldn't keep him running unless on full choke.
Drove to the shop, and pulled the hood and air filter. Sprayed carb cleaner in it, no help.
Pulled the carb, and sprayed carb cleaner, and air hosed, re installed, no help.
By now I am getting aggervated, and started thinking wether I need to install BMP's redone deck, or through the deck on Hulk II, while thinking of Hulk II I remembered the spare engine!
Pulled the carb off the spare engine, it uses an external pulse pump, so I pulled it too. Slaped all this on Red, and wouldn't even fire . I guess I need to work on those now.
I finnaly took Red carb completely apart, seen some small particles floating in the boul. used carb cleaner again, removed the large nut over the main jet and blew everything out again. (I smell like a refinery by now). RE installed the carb and Red sprang back to life, so I was able to finishing mowing the back yard, and moved to the Front yard.
Once full darkness set in, I couldnt see far enough in advance to continue mowing (in 6th gear) so I resolved to leave the last 20 minuets of mowing till tomorrow.
What A day!