Stens vs. Walbro carbs

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Fresh_Cut, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. Fresh_Cut

    Fresh_Cut LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm looking at a walbro carb for my EBZ8000 and mowpart.com has 2 different manufacturers listed.

    Walbro WYA-44-1 $57.81

    Stens Oem Carburetor / Walbro Wya-44-1 $73.02


    What is the primary difference between the two? Why is the Stens $17 more?
     
  2. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    Stens doesn't make carbs. You can either buy the carb "direct" from Walbro or go through Stens to buy the same carb for $17 more. Or they might be having carbs built in China like most of the rest of their crap.
     
  3. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
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    the Stens one from mowpart.com is def. much better, you should order it!
     
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    I didn't know that.
     
  5. Fresh_Cut

    Fresh_Cut LawnSite Senior Member
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    much better how? In what way?

    And for future reference, how do you determine who manufactures a certain part on ebay when they use a generic pic with the Stens watermark on it?
     
  6. Merkava_4

    Merkava_4 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Walbro = Tried and True. Get the Walbro.
     
  7. K/B

    K/B LawnSite Senior Member
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    LOL, Mr. newz was being sarcastic!
     
  8. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Posts: 2,419

    Well it must be better, it costs more, so it must be better. I mean, after all, a MTD Lawn Tractor painted a certain shade of green with a symbol of a little animal on it brings in a lot more money on a sale with less complaining from the customer about price, than a MTD Lawn Tractor painted in the other MTD colors with the MTD labels.
     
  9. K/B

    K/B LawnSite Senior Member
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    :laugh: You got that right.
     
  10. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    You've been reading my posts for how long? I practice sarcasm at it's best. :)
     

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