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#1 Alc ONLINE  

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Posted March 08, 2011 - 08:27 PM

Have an old Sears leaf blower and one that was given to me that won't stay running but was keeping it for parts. Mine started running funny then not at all , seemed like fuel problem ,run a little if I put gas down the carb. Got a carb. kit and when I went to take it off it seemed loose , naw , mounting bolts were tight , engine must be mounted in rubber but checked the other blower and was the same , Anyway the carb kit didn't help and I was ready to throw both out , but thought I wanted to take apart , just to see if a case seal or case it's self was bad . Turns out that BOTH leave blowers had loose cylinder to case mounting bolts , that's why the carb seems so loose.:bounce: Tightened the screws and started right up !!!!

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Posted March 08, 2011 - 08:34 PM

Wonder how many of them ended up in the junk for that problem? Good save.

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Posted March 08, 2011 - 08:39 PM

Funny there are only 2 allen bolts holding the cylinder to the case !!!! I would have guessed 4.

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Posted March 08, 2011 - 08:42 PM

Funny there are only 2 allen bolts holding the cylinder to the case !!!! I would have guessed 4.


I can't believe there are only two bolts holding the cylinder the the crank case. I can only imagine like Alan said how many were tossed out over the years for that exact problem. It is a good thing you were persistent with it :D :thumbs:

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Posted March 08, 2011 - 09:40 PM

Glad to hear you found the solution to the problem

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Posted March 08, 2011 - 10:02 PM

Great save Alc! I have an old Craftsman that I use occasionally, I'll keep your wisdom in mind if it ever gives me trouble! Thanks for the post!

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Posted March 08, 2011 - 10:05 PM

Alc, was yours perhaps the 32 cc black Sears best version. I remember tearing mine apart, trying everything I could and finally scraping it. I'm sure I never checked those bolts.

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Posted March 10, 2011 - 03:18 PM

Glad to hear you found the solution to the problem

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Posted March 20, 2011 - 05:47 AM

Had a Stihl that did that.Couldnt understand why it was running so bad LOL




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