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Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell

Outdoor power equipment discussions. Questions on commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders, trucks and trailers?
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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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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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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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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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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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