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September 28th, 2014 by Lucas

My mower won’t work – Round One

My arch nemesis:

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For a long time, my mower was hard to start. It would kick back, generally misbehave until you actually got it started.

It improved when I replaced the air filter, spark plug and oil, but it would still kick back.

A few weeks ago, I hit a rock/stump/something, and smoke started to be emitted out of the carburettor. Not a good sign on the best of days. Today I went shopping for a few tools (15/16″ socket, 6″ gear puller, and a few other bits and bobs), to take it apart. First, off with the cover:

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Then off with the flywheel nut. Aha! there is the problem:
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The flywheel key has sheared and moved around by 30ish degrees. The would have put the ignition timing out (the valve timing is fixed).
Looks like I need a new key (the two silvery bits are supposed to be one key):
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There doesn’t seem to be too much damage on the crankshaft or the flywheel keyway:

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I just need to find a shop that sells them.

February 12th, 2006 by Lucas

We’re back!

Yes, I have finnaly got this thing back up and running…

All I have to do now is get WordPress 2.0 installed.

August 10th, 2004 by Lucas

Kitty’s OK

It took a while for him to get back. Faye bought him home, but nobody was here to look after him, so she took him home. And promptly lost him in her room. Once she found him, and bought him back here, he went straight to Roggie. (Roggie was REALLY lonely).

August 4th, 2004 by Lucas

Kitty’s gone to the vet

I’ve finnaly taken Kitty to the vet to get neutered. It will be interesting, because I fly to Brissy to see Sarah this afternoon. This means getting Faye organised enough to pick up Kitty when he is feeling a little less groggy from the anesetic.

July 2nd, 2004 by Lucas

Danny’s Gone

Finnaly, (and after alot of bleeting and moaning), He’s gone. Hopefully this will mean less damage to the house from him and Simon fighting.

I still have to get Ansell to fix the flyscreens, but he is moving at his usuall molassas-like speed.

May 9th, 2004 by Lucas

It’s about time

Well, it’s been a long time between drinks for the Adelaide Crows! After loosing seven showdowns in a row we finally beat the Port Power by thirty two points. It also marks their second victory this season (now two wins and five losses 🙁 )

April 13th, 2004 by Lucas

Crickey! The cost of Coopers

I went for a walk today from my brother’s flat in Spring Hill, down into Brisbane. Right up to the other end of the Queen St Mall. On the way back I dropped into Woollies to pick up some groceries, I decided to pick up some beer as well. Much to my exasperation, the price of Coopers Pale Ale was $15.99 (normally about $9.50 in Adelaide).

Oh well, the price you pay for quality. 🙂