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Old 03-26-2009, 08:04 PM
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walker mower questions

hey guys i just got my first walker the other day and i have a few questions.. its a 2002 26efi engine, the hour meeter reads 1674 and it blinks and says "1674...1674....lube...lube..1974"..and so on what does this mean???? Also should the exhaust be glowing red and night? the idle is not smooth and some time has trouble getting up to full throttle. i know my questions my sound silly but i just spent some nice pocket change on it and am a little worried, please help..thanks
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:43 PM
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OUCH.. i would not use the machine. go directly to the dealer. sounds as if there is a computer code. the exhaust glowing is bad news..
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:45 PM
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hey guys i just got my first walker the other day and i have a few questions.. its a 2002 26efi engine, the hour meeter reads 1674 and it blinks and says "1674...1674....lube...lube..1974"..and so on what does this mean???? Also should the exhaust be glowing red and night? the idle is not smooth and some time has trouble getting up to full throttle. i know my questions my sound silly but i just spent some nice pocket change on it and am a little worried, please help..thanks
It needs to go to a dealer for service. The exuast should not be glowing. The computer tells you when its time service by blinking.
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:48 PM
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I would get the glowing checked out by a dealer but the code on the hour meter is just reminding you to grease the grease points. It goes off every 25 hours. It starts one hour before goes on for the 25th hour interval and stays on an hour after wards. If you have the manual to the machine it will explain it more thoroughly.
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:52 PM
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thanks a bunch guys im new to the walker scene
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Old 03-26-2009, 09:02 PM
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My 20 hp GHS used to glow when we collected leaves in the fall at night. Switched to synthetic oil and changed air filter more often, no more glowing. Do you notice the glowing more when you are working it hard?
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:04 PM
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My 20 hp GHS used to glow when we collected leaves in the fall at night. Switched to synthetic oil and changed air filter more often, no more glowing. Do you notice the glowing more when you are working it hard?
no i just had it at half throttle...and when i put my hand up to the muffler i feel the exhaust comming out from 2 different spots
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Old 03-27-2009, 07:14 PM
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Sounds like you need a new muffler too. Might be pinched or plugged somewhere. Glowing muffler is a sign of the engine being hot. Does it run smooth?
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:15 AM
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yes it runs real smooth. i took it up to my dealer and they think it was running to lean..hopefilly it won't be to much $$$
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Old 03-30-2009, 11:20 AM
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Read the manual.

Your hour meter is supposed to flash "lube" every 25 to 50 hours (don't recall which).

Your engine WILL run hotter if you only run it at 1/2 throttle. Air cooled engines are designed to only be ran at full throttle so they cool themselves properly.


Oh, and there's not a damn thing wrong with your engine.
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