Originally Posted by poncho62
I ended up getting the Dolmar MS246.4c....I cut along the ditch today. Did a good job. I find it quite a bit quieter than the 2 strokes, doesnt seem to rev as high and it doesnt need to. Like it so far.
That's the same as mine without the emissions stuff. This should last 15-20 years no problem. In case the dealer didn't give you the run through run full synthetic oil and chage it 25 or so hrs. Also the air filters and do not oil the foam one. I'd change it twice a year in your case. Mine runs at least 400 hrs a summer. It getd atleast 20-30 hrs of run time a week and after year 3 this is what I had to do with it this spring. I rebuilt the carb, cost of $8 in parts. I also had to replace the clutch. $8 for the shoes, $20 for the drum, $3 for the spring that holds the shoes plus shipping. Then I adjusted the valves for the first time, never adjusted valves before on anything (so no experence and no gages), just opened the cover and turned 3/4 of a turn clockwise on each and way she went. In the future ill replace the clutch shoes ever year for $8 and 30min of time to keep it cutting like new and the drum every 2 to 3. I also cut with no guard so it harder on the clutch. Its a torque monster forsure for a 24.5 cc engine.
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