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#16 LilysDad ONLINE  

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Posted March 26, 2015 - 06:01 PM

Remember when they used to rebuild generators and water pumps? It's a throw away world now because the labor charge is so high it's cheaper to replace stuff.


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Posted March 26, 2015 - 08:05 PM

    I drive around in a 71 Cadillac Eldorado in the summer and I love it, a few years back I had brake troubles and figured I would rebuild the master cylinder. what are the odds of finding a new one, so I called the shop and asked for a rebuild kit.  I had to explain to the dink behind the counter about rebuilding things and then it turned out the rebuild kit was $70 and a brand new master cylinder was $15.  that is a big part of the problem, cheaper to replace than to fix.  still sucks about those valves!!

        Pete


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Posted March 26, 2015 - 08:33 PM

Same thing here Pete. A CV joint went out on my wife's Grand Cherokee a few years ago. I went to get a rebuild kit & the guy never heard of one. He said he had the whole axle assembly for $ 69. with a life time warranty. This made me real happy.
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Posted April 10, 2015 - 11:20 AM

So the new valves came in last week and I ground the valve stem tips myself to set the valve lash. Here is a pic of the exhaust valve that I ground (on the left), and the one that the guy at the mower shop ground (on the right). It was worth taking the extra time to do the work myself, and now I can put the engine back together with confidence. I honed out the block and the engine is going back together this weekend.

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Posted April 11, 2015 - 01:51 AM

So the new valves came in last week and I ground the valve stem tips myself to set the valve lash. Here is a pic of the exhaust valve that I ground (on the left), and the one that the guy at the mower shop ground (on the right). It was worth taking the extra time to do the work myself, and now I can put the engine back together with confidence. I honed out the block and the engine is going back together this weekend.

Nice job! Instead of variable valve clearance......it will stay where you set it. :) Just did this one today. 

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Posted April 11, 2015 - 10:50 AM

It's always worth taking the time to do the job right. Nice job on the valve Onanparts, that is how it should be done. I still have some more parts to clean, but the engine is coming along well.

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Posted April 19, 2015 - 09:46 PM

Well, the engine is back on the tractor and running great! I should be plowing the garden by the end of the week.

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