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Generac gtv990 governor let loose

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by anixon92, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. anixon92

    anixon92 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    trying to help friend out.
    generac gtv990 ohvi model 005057-0 motor on a bobcat.
    2 weeks ago the engine when wide open. he took it to a shop and they said governor was shot and need replacing. they replaced all the governor stuff.
    he mower with it for about 8 hours and did same thing throttle wide open. when to shop and shop told him governor let loose, but this time you need to replace motor because the shaft is press in the block and it cann't be press back in again.
    has any body heard or had this trouble.
    i told him the name generac motor was junk to me.
  2. anixon92

    anixon92 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    what would cause governor to let loose.
  3. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

  4. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    IMO, The Imbecile that tried to "work" on it.....Your buddy needs to find someplace else to work on his equipment.

    And Allen, I have to agree with Tops..... It doesn't matter what brand a engine is, It's failure in most all cases trickle back to lack of/improper maintenance and or operator error.....

    Someone Quick...... Hide this thread from Slapper !!! :laugh:
  5. anixon92

    anixon92 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    it could be from improper maintenance but this guy is always changing oil,filter,air cleaner all the time because i have seen him doing it.
    we were just wanting to know what may cause it.
  6. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,329

    They're all just motors....I mean engines...Topper
    While my opinions are well known about Generac's, there are alot of mowers out there running that dont care what I think. I never use the word "Imbecile" because Im never quite sure how to spell it.:confused:

    Find a mechanic that can look past the inferior design and just fix it...
  7. anixon92

    anixon92 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    Well he got a new motor out of it under warranty. Runs great now.
    Thanks so much for all the great support on the world wide web like all sites..........................

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