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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by atlwteboy240, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. atlwteboy240

    atlwteboy240 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    so i just got a old sw52-13k scar walkbehind belt drive, ive already rebuilt the carb adn pulled, cleaned and replaced the spark plug. is there anyother info anyone can give me to get this thing running??

    also if anyone has anyother tips for good buisness it would be really apresheated..
  2. TNT LawnCare Inc.

    TNT LawnCare Inc. LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,157

    Whats an SW ? Does the motor have compression ?
  3. echeandia

    echeandia LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,131

    Are you getting spark? Depending on the type/age of ignition you may need a condenser and points.
  4. atlwteboy240

    atlwteboy240 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    i got it running!! after i took apart the carb and soaked it in cleaner, i rebuilt it and put it back on.. cleaned the plug and put a little bit of gas in the plug hole and reinstalled the plug. it fired up the first try.

    not batd for somthing that has been sitting for 11 months.

    it only ran a few seconds because the fuel filter is cloged so i went and bough new fuel lines and filter put them on and pulled 3 times without the plug just to get the gas circulating, put it back in and it fired up on the first time..
  5. rudeboy

    rudeboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    good job glad you got it going
  6. atlwteboy240

    atlwteboy240 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    ok well now i cant keep it running.. i can put a little bit of gas in the cylnder and it will fire right up.. but it wont stay running.. i dont understand.. any sugestions??? ill post some pics of it..

    of course ive cleaned it up a little bit since i took these pics..



  7. EMJ

    EMJ LawnSite Member
    Messages: 200

    Check the fuel pump??? You may need to reclean the carb.
  8. ExecutiveLawns

    ExecutiveLawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 180

    Yea i would check your fuel pump
  9. Albery's Lawn & Tractor

    Albery's Lawn & Tractor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,674

    Fuel pump would be a good start (if it even has a fuel pump, from the pics it just looks gravity feed but can't be 100% sure from the pics) but the carb could still be the problem. We go through it everyday, take a carb off spend 30 minutes rebuilding and reinstalling it just to find out you can't bring that carb back to life. You'll probably have to spend $50-150 for a NEW carb.
  10. atlwteboy240

    atlwteboy240 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    no it dosent have a fuel pump.. could i add one on? well wen i cleaned the carb i couldnt get the jet out.. so that didnt get cleaned could it just be cloged??

    do you still have that blower for sale? and how much.

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