Help me get this BR400 running

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by keith.mcginnis, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. keith.mcginnis

    keith.mcginnis LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for all of the info guys.
     
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sounds like you gave up....before doing that pop a seal in and see if it starts. Then decide next step.
     
  3. keith.mcginnis

    keith.mcginnis LawnSite Member
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    I thought about that, but If I split the case will I have to replace that seal again?
     
  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    No if you are careful you can get them back out. Echo seals are only $3. YOu can punch on them from inside after you get it apart.
     
  5. keith.mcginnis

    keith.mcginnis LawnSite Member
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    Ok. You talked me into it. Seal going in soon. Then ill reassemble and see if she fires. If it runs I will source the bearing and go from there.
     
  6. keith.mcginnis

    keith.mcginnis LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    SHE RUNS!!!

    Got it running today after replacing that crank seal on the starter cup side! She sounded pretty bad.

    What is everyone's opinion? Do you think that replacing that bearing will cure the problem?
     
  7. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'd do the bearings so it doesn't tear up your new seals.

    I'm thinking the poor running is still a carb issue. Pull the welsh plugs and see if there's any varnish deposits. This blower probably was abandoned with gas in it and that leads to a messed up carb every time.
     
  8. keith.mcginnis

    keith.mcginnis LawnSite Member
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    judging from the muffler, I belive it was running well. It just sounded clangy. (If thats even a word)
     
  9. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    Oh. Okay. As long as it idles good and revs up nice then you're golden. Put that bearing in there and call it done. :):dancing::cool2::walking:
     
  10. keith.mcginnis

    keith.mcginnis LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    Feeling like I made out good now. :)
     

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