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Old 03-14-2006, 01:06 AM
2-Cycle Mix Stix 2-Cycle Mix Stix is offline
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Repair Cost and Repair Questions

I have a couple of repair questions:

* On Average - How much does it cost to fix a blown 2 stroke motor?
* In a perfect, no subterfuge world, how long would it take to repair?
* Is there a major [time difference] to repair the differnent types of equip?
* I know you can blow a 2-stroke motor by feeding it straight gas, if you feed a lawn mower - mixed, does it have an ill effect or are they bullet proof?

I know the variables can be staggering, but all I'm looking for are some ballbark numbers.

The Goal: I am attempting to estimate the cost of down-time related to equipment repair in an institutional setting.

Thanks for you time.
Kipp Mathews
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Old 03-14-2006, 02:39 AM
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if you blow a trimmer blower ect.. you could buy another and use it for a parts machine.. IMO it not worth it to rebuild.. I have sized motors and use some mystery oil and unseized them.. they do blow up like a car motor.. don't give a 4 stroke mix gas it will smoke a lot..
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Old 03-14-2006, 06:11 AM
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ive used mix in 4 cycle engines. no smoke at all. dont hurt em either. do some searching on here.
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Old 03-16-2006, 03:37 PM
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Asking us is a waste of time. You need to ask a parts dealer how much the parts cost and then you'll have a good idea of a comparative cost ratio of replace/repair. Except for chain saws, 2-strokes are relatively disposable.
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Old 03-16-2006, 03:52 PM
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Save it for the spare parts and move onto another unit. The amount of time you spend driving to order the parts, picking up the parts, attempting to repair it only for something else to go wrong later in the year....replace it with new.

200-300 will get you one that lasts a few years...at least that's my finding. I don't mess around with trimmers, they take too much of a beating.
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