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#1 Torri gwair OFFLINE  

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Posted September 23, 2017 - 02:25 AM

Well didn't get my ride on mower, builders did not have time to make a opening in my garage,so I've decided after servicing the mountfield I needed a project, so looked around the free ads and found a rover powered mower, it has a Briggs and Stratton engine a quantum 50xts , it has a strange 2 or 4 blade configuration I've not seen before, it's made in Australia and seems well built, issue was a leaking fuel line so an easy fix, built in 2002 and has been standing for about 4 years, filled it with petrol ( you call this gas ?) , and she fired up instantly little smoke initially but then cleared, ticked over nicely, I will pour some new liquid gold into the engine , change spark plug, new air filter and clean and replace gaskets on the carburettor, new fuel line also , will strip away old paint and re-spray also make sure underside will be sealed to moisture and grass, need to find a grass catcher though , I've taken photos of GeraldineIMG_1355.JPG IMG_1351.JPG IMG_1358.JPG IMG_1356.JPG IMG_1359.JPG IMG_1360.JPG IMG_1353.JPG IMG_1354.JPG

Last image is of my current modernish mountfield mower
Any tips or tricks greatly appreciated
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Posted September 27, 2017 - 04:22 AM

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So I've started by stripping down the carburettor, cleaned it thoroughly with carb cleaner and it's like new, I've ordered air filter and gasket which will be replaced, fuel line replaced, taken head out and cleaned as photos show, I have cleaned the piston head and valves a little but look in good condition this mower is 15 years old , probably neglected also!
I have ordered new head gasket ,new blades , full carburettor seals and gaskets,spark plug and filters so all in all I'm hoping that she will appreciate all the goodness being poured into her

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Posted September 27, 2017 - 05:20 AM

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Piston head cleaned rubbed down carbon build up just inside piston collar, valve stems cleaned and using little strip of cloth soaked in carb cleaner
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Posted October 25, 2017 - 02:25 AM

Well I’ve done everything to this machine but still runs at full tilt after starting, I’ve tried to readjust the governor arm but the hex bolt on the governor does not move now so probably the governor is broken inside the engine ?

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Posted October 25, 2017 - 10:47 AM

You should feel some movement in the governor lever if it working properly. I have seen the throttle plate in the carb fall off and do that too.



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Posted October 25, 2017 - 12:21 PM

   Wow you have shown that thing a lot of love. Have you looked in the manuals section for the engine manual. Don.



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Posted October 27, 2017 - 07:20 AM

There’s a mower guy local that does foreigners so will had it over to someone who knows what they are doing
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Posted October 27, 2017 - 07:31 AM

This is how she looks after some further tlc 1347FF0B-4CCC-4AFE-98D9-1321076F6834.jpeg EB1B5526-B726-4B40-AFCE-C41BEA652ED1.jpeg


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