He gave the 212 to me in trade for some yard work. Apparently, the starter burned out because the original engine oil fouled the spark plug and his kids burned the started out trying to start it.
A little research and I found a $300 13 HP Chicom Honda knockoff to repower it.
The latest issue is the carb on the Chicom engine has a needle /seat issue and it floods the crankcase with fuel.
the question is: are parts readily available for these Chicom engines or should I just replace the carb with one off the spare engine I have laying around?
Remember, these engines are available for $300 - $500 new in the box ready to run. A $20 needle and seat are within reason. A $150 repair might be border line. any more than that and I will just rip the old one out and replace the engine. I have a 14 year old son with his own tools and workspace who loves to tear stuff apart to see how it works.....
Edited by camdigger, December 21, 2015 - 05:15 AM.