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According to this User Manual on Page 53 (section 6-3) a Valve Clearance check should be carried out every 26,600 miles (42,000km). It also highlights any other maintenance that should be done and at what intervals. I think checking is relatively simple (assuming you are handy with a toolkit. I found a site that gives this method of checking your valve ...


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Fix the coolant leak and see if that solves the other problems. If the coolant level is low, it won't circulate through the heater coil and the radiator fans won't go on. If it boils, the steam will roll through the system, heating the heater coil and activating the fans (cooling it back down) and . That's my theory at least. It can't be good for ...


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One other thing that happens when a multi-cell battery is completely discharged is that one of those cells may be driven into reverse polarity. This will have a drastic effect on a battery's life. Most will tolerate this only a few times, some types only once.This from Wikipedia:Damage from cell reversal Subjecting a discharged cell to a current in the ...


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What I would do is first is put battery on charge over night if battery was drained to much then alternate won't 0rod7ce quite enough to charge it.


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There are a few scenarios that can cause battery charging issues. First check the connections. If it is serviceable check the water level. If it is low, charging may have overheated and damaged the plates. If the battery was a newer technology AGM type (advanced glass mat technology) and it was charged with a older style conventional charger the battery may ...


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Along with everybody else's suggestions,Keep the blade sharp. I sharpen the blade on my push mower at least every other mowing. A dull blade will cause a lot of resistance to the engine. I use an angle grinder with a very fine wheel as to not take off too much metal.


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I would check the governor. The spring can break. If you can reach the vane (engine off), rotate it with your finger. You should feel some (modest) resistance, and it should rotate back when you release it.


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Go to lawnmower racing sites. Lots of info. I had a 6.5 honda clone I put aftermarket racing exhaust with very low restriction muffler an a K an N style air filter then bumped the main jet up 2 numbers. Very surprising results! You can put a billet flywheel on as well an the engine will spool up faster but might loose torque. Stay with the stock wheel an go ...


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Check the tires for dry rot. Unless you put an additive in the gas before storing it, try to siphon out the old gas and put fresh gasoline in. As someone already noted, the belt is probably due for replacement, if that does not stop squealing, it may be caused by the belt tensioner going out. Change the oil. Look at the hoses, would probably be ...


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I would recommend just going to your local auto store and getting a terminal brush and battery cleaner. I have not personally used baking soda so I can't say for certain how well it can work but I have seen people use Coca Cola. While it does clear away corrosion buildup it leaves residue behind. I'm sure people say "Well that's why you clean it afterwards", ...



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