Dan Fish wrote:Suck. Squeeze. Bang. Blow.
John Weiland wrote:Hoping to get an answer here from many with practical knowledge on small engine repair.
Experience from the distant past working on standard lawnmower engines in the U.S. (Briggs, Tecumseh, and the like) never provided insight as to the need for a "fuel solenoid". Now it seems a standard item on many of these, yet appears to be rather unnecessary? I'm doing some electrical modification and it would be quite convenient to remove the solenoid altogether and replace it with either an equivalently-threaded screw and gasket or just cut the plunger within the solenoid to void its effectiveness. The claim for the need is that it prevents 'afterburn'.....the loud pop that can occur at the point of shut-off when un-burned gas by-passes through to a hot muffler. I do have a fuel shut-off in-line with the fuel tank to prevent any general leaking though of gas to the carb and cylinders during storage.....wouldn't that be sufficient and obviate the need for the solenoid? Any suggestions would be appreciated....Thanks!
Gray Henon wrote:
Is the solenoid connected to the seat safety switch in order to turn off the gas if you roll it?
Burra Maluca wrote:Slightly off topic, but it's always seemed to me that most other women don't find it normal for their kitchen tables to find themselves occupied by sometimes rather large bits of engine...
John Weiland wrote:
It's one thing to put an engine head on the space sanctified for dining, but to remove the valve cover!......... Where is Miss Manners when you need her?!
Burra Maluca wrote:...... Though I now know at least one reason why 'Pajero' is considered a rude word in Spain...