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  • #16
    how is it pulling over the 8k are know for killing bearing
    You won a broken blower. Shop said the bearing is rocking and on the way out and part of the piston broke and scored the cylinder.

    It was a side I couldnt see and the compression did seem fine but I didnt put it on the tester because the plug is a odd size.

    Not sure if I should get a short block for $215?

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    • #17
      sorry to hear that, but if they can fix it for under $220 that would be a great blower and worth the money. You will know the biggest problem with it is fixed (for now)

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      • #18
        sorry to hear that, but if they can fix it for under $220 that would be a great blower and worth the money. You will know the biggest problem with it is fixed (for now)
        That would be me fixing it. They wanted $200 in labor and its bolt on.

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        • #19
          if it is something you feel ok with doing sounds like a good winter project. I would take it apart to check if the shop is right before ordering the new one

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          • #20
            Its nothing challenging. Just bolt it to the housing of the blower and then put the muffler and carb back on. The question comes is it worth fixing a 8 yr old blower for $215 when something else will go wrong vs buying a new one for $499 with a 2 year warranty. I know I cant buy this blower for less then $275 used. So the way I see it $215 for the blower with a new engine is a win win. I'm thinking the cheapest way possible and a little sentimental. For all I know I could need a carb in the spring and now I spent damn near $300 on a blower that looks like crap.

            I will check the bearing inside though. If the bearing is not needed I can fix it for half the cost but it would be more labor since I would have to assemble the piston and rings in the block vs getting the short block that is completely assembled.

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            • #21
              The question comes is it worth fixing a 8 yr old blower for $215 when something else will go wrong vs buying a new one for $499 with a 2 year warranty.
              I tend to think it's better to fix items as you go. $215 is a lot cheaper now than $499. If something else happens by next spring, re-evaluate it and see where you want to go from there.
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              • #22
                I have this almost completely tore down. I cant figure out how to get the piston off and I stripped a screw on the blower fan that holds the lower block in.

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                • #23
                  Found a little clip that held the piston in. The piston is shot, the cylinder doesnt look to bad. I cant get to the bearing to check that. Gonna have to assume its good because if I cant get to it, I know the shop didnt.



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                  • #24
                    nice pile o-parts

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                    • #25
                      If you can afford it, I would buy new and toss this one. The piston obviously got very hot and I'm sure your going to have cylinder wall damage and bearing damage. Even if you buy a new piston, etc. it will probably only be good for a short time. thats my take on it. Good luck!
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                      • #26
                        I bet you feel good learning how all that works! Can't way to see it all back together and working better than before. Nice job.
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