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Shindy 630RT fuel leak

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by PLM-1, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,640

    I felt a few drops of liquid the other day running down my legs. I thought I just peed myself but I was incorrect. It appears the bolts on the bottom of the frame are pulling through causing the tank to leak around those impressions. It seems a couple of years ago there was a recall on these blowers for something along those lines. Anyone recall?

    Also, will simply replacing the fuel tank fix this problem or does something further need to be rectified?
  2. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Jayhawk
    Messages: 2,249

    I have worked on a number ot the 630's in the past but the dealers are getting fewer. As a result I haven't seen one in the last 3-4 years. If I recall correctly, the bolts that hold the tank to the frame of the blower are molded into the tank. They are a bear to work with since the blowers hang on trailers and are exposed to moisture on a regular basis. The retaining nut on the bottom of the frame frequently does not want to leave the bolt thus spinning the head that is imbedded in the tank. The last few I worked on, that required removal of the tank, I took a die grinder to split the nuts for removal. If necessary to do so, don't grind too long or heat transfer will melt the plastic

    Replacing the tank is likely your only solution. If you're going to replace the tank you may want to do so quickly. It is my understanding(this coming from a former Shindiawa dealership) that Shindiawa has been absorbed by Echo. Thus far I haven't been able to confirm that and I have not checked anything on the internet.

    If this is true, I regret the loss of the Shindiawa and they couldn't have been bought out by a more lackluster outfit than Echo.

  3. Horizon Lawn

    Horizon Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 128

    Shindy has been bought out by echo and good luck on getting parts for any shindawia product right now. Unless a dealer just happens to have what you need. There service for parts is not up and running yet as of a few days ago and you cant even order shindawia parts.
  4. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,640

    Goodness, I forgot about the buy-out! I hope when things are up and running again I will still be able to purchase the parts. I love my blower, it's been put through hell and this is the first thing that's ever gone wrong. ..of course at the worst time possible.

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