4 mix guards

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Z's Lawncare, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. Z's Lawncare

    Z's Lawncare LawnSite Member
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    i have a stifl fs110r and it about 2 years old and i want to take the guard off but worried about it causing problems with the engine. let me know if it cause problems and if you take them off
     
  2. mikeypizano

    mikeypizano LawnSite Senior Member
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    Not another one of these threads....
     
  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    I got three Shindwaw 4 mix and had the guard off for two years. The only thing is the drive pads wear a lot faster. But I think yours is steel so that shouldn't be a problem.
     
  4. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    No probs...take em off.
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  5. Z's Lawncare

    Z's Lawncare LawnSite Member
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    thks for the repplies iv heard the valves get over heated on 4 mixs i guess not
     
  6. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    They can only get so hot...it's air cooled. Don't listen to people who know nothing about engines.
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  7. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Are you saying air cooled engines can't overheat?
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  8. cgaengineer

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    No, but as long as the fins are clean and it's not running lean it will be fine.
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  9. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Because air cooled engines definitely can overheat and be over worked. They can only move so much air over the fins and on a 100 degree day can overheat. I have personally done it.
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  10. cgaengineer

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    Never "overheated" one in even 105 degree temps...whats ypu definition of overheated?

    Was the engine detonating? Locked up?
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