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    fortunately i'm good at laughing at myself. yesterday morning (monday) i quickly cleaned the air filters on the mower and w. snipper like i had been planning all weekend. it wasnt until i was trying to work out why my mower wouldnt start at the first job when i realised that instead of just putting the foam part of the air filter in the bowl of unleaded to clean it i had put the whole thing in there. it gets worse. at the time i couldnt work out why it didnt want to fit in the tub of unleaded as it normally does and got a bigger bowl. i'm laughing as otherwise i think i would sack myself.

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    kathryn,

    my mechanic recommends just using hot soapy water to wash out the foam filters,

    i usually just do it on site, with some hand wash and cold water, then let it air dry between jobs sticking it on the toolbox lock or something so it hangs out in the wind while u drive,

    i carry spares, so i usually put a "new one" on, then put the washed one away for next times change.

    dunno why they dont like you using fuel to do it, maybe its a pita you dont need, i dunno.


    remember to oil it up before putting it back on, hand full of oil, rub the foam thru it and squeee etc. and youre done


    ive ever used fuel to wash one out.

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    go to a job friday, the lady is standing at the door with the last invoice " i dont know if the last payment WENT THRU - do you know?"

    i say " i dunno, i havent checked it yet. JUst check tonight, when you get home, and pay the two (for today too) together if not"

    "no worries i'll do that" she says.

    on the weekend i checked off all the direct deposits - hers WAS NOT paid.

    this morning (tue) i check again, no money yet.

    i ring her this morning and say " no money in the account yet"

    she says "i checked on friday night, the first hadnt been paid so I PAID THAT ONE, and i will pay the other one this week. if the moneys not in your account by thursday, call me - im HAVING TROUBLE WITH MY BANK"


    lol, what THAT means is " i forgot or cbf doing it friday, and ill do it today, so its in your ac by thursday"

    lol, i just wish theyd be honest and say "whoops i FORGOT AGAIN, ill pay it today"\

    gotta smile, or youd CRY lol

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    just a heads up Kathryn & happy, DON"T oil your air filter unless specified in your owners manual




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    Quote Originally Posted by Redeye View Post
    just a heads up Kathryn & happy, DON"T oil your air filter unless specified in your owners manual
    dont ya ALWAYS oil the foam prefilters?

    thats what i was always told by the mower mechs.

    ??????????

    please tell more red !!!

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    if its not specified for that particular model, it can impede air intake into the motor making it run rich. even if specified it should be used sparingly




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    Quote Originally Posted by Redeye View Post
    if its not specified for that particular model, it can impede air intake into the motor making it run rich. even if specified it should be used sparingly
    I use the foam filter spray oil in a pressurised can. You just give it a light spray and it's done. I also clean all the foam filters in petrol and blow dry with compressed air.
    Been doing this for years and no problems so far..except the wife complains when I come inside smelling like petrol...
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    i think the idea behind not using petrol especially for mower shop mechanics is because it's so flammable if you leave it in an open container then forget and decide to use an angle grinder or blow torch BOOM
    Anything Ian says may or may not be garbage, it may also be his own opinion or it may not be his opinion at all, it may just be something he felt like stating anyone following his advice does so at their own risk and may be doing something Ian would actually advise against.
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    Sounds similar to those that fill Jerry cans in the back of the car.....boom..
    this happened not so long ago at the local petrol station...
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    Quote Originally Posted by HPM View Post
    Sounds similar to those that fill Jerry cans in the back of the car.....boom..
    this happened not so long ago at the local petrol station...
    thats from static electricity

    heard of one going up at ipswich about 12 months ago, woman with kids in car boooooom, lucky no one got hurt.


    shouldnt fill rideons or any other machine while in a trailer either.


    should use jerry on the ground to fill, then pour from jerry into rideon.

    see guys doing it, i always tell em youre mad bro, and explain. they QUICKLY see what youre saying and put the can on the ground.

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    *Phone rings*

    (In accent) Is that garden service?

    We do one off makeovers only. Are you after a makeover or regular maintenance?

    Yes the lock on my gate is broken.

    Ah, I think you need a locksmith or handy man.

    My lock is broken.

    Sorry I can't help you with that. You need a locksmith or handy man. I am a gardener.

    (repeat 4 times )

    Ok thanks.
    *Yells at someone "It's not gardener" as he hangs up.*

    WTF?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stripes View Post
    *Phone rings*

    (In accent) Is that garden service?

    We do one off makeovers only. Are you after a makeover or regular maintenance?

    Yes the lock on my gate is broken.

    Ah, I think you need a locksmith or handy man.

    My lock is broken.

    Sorry I can't help you with that. You need a locksmith or handy man. I am a gardener.

    (repeat 4 times )

    Ok thanks.
    *Yells at someone "It's not gardener" as he hangs up.*

    WTF?
    NORMALLY HAVE THAT KIND OF CONVERSATION AFTER YOU GIVE THEM AN ACCOUNT.

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    Drugs have a lot to answer for....

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    There are 3 moons on his planet and all 3 are permanently full
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    I'm at the local servo and I get this bloke serving me that must have a whole list of one liners to say to customers to make himself sound polite and friendly. Yesterday he says to me "have you finished for the day?" I said "its 9am in the morning mate, what do you reckon?"

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