walker mower questions

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by chrissmart123, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. chrissmart123

    chrissmart123 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 109

    hey guys i just got my first walker the other day and i have a few questions.. its a 2002 26efi engine, the hour meeter reads 1674 and it blinks and says "1674...1674....lube...lube..1974"..and so on what does this mean???? Also should the exhaust be glowing red and night? the idle is not smooth and some time has trouble getting up to full throttle. i know my questions my sound silly but i just spent some nice pocket change on it and am a little worried, please help..thanks
  2. 2stroke

    2stroke LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    OUCH.. i would not use the machine. go directly to the dealer. sounds as if there is a computer code. the exhaust glowing is bad news..
  3. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    It needs to go to a dealer for service. The exuast should not be glowing. The computer tells you when its time service by blinking.
  4. Jason'sLawnCare

    Jason'sLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 124

    I would get the glowing checked out by a dealer but the code on the hour meter is just reminding you to grease the grease points. It goes off every 25 hours. It starts one hour before goes on for the 25th hour interval and stays on an hour after wards. If you have the manual to the machine it will explain it more thoroughly.
  5. chrissmart123

    chrissmart123 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 109

    thanks a bunch guys im new to the walker scene
  6. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,910

    My 20 hp GHS used to glow when we collected leaves in the fall at night. Switched to synthetic oil and changed air filter more often, no more glowing. Do you notice the glowing more when you are working it hard?
  7. chrissmart123

    chrissmart123 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 109

    no i just had it at half throttle...and when i put my hand up to the muffler i feel the exhaust comming out from 2 different spots
  8. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,910

    Sounds like you need a new muffler too. Might be pinched or plugged somewhere. Glowing muffler is a sign of the engine being hot. Does it run smooth?
  9. chrissmart123

    chrissmart123 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 109

    yes it runs real smooth. i took it up to my dealer and they think it was running to lean..hopefilly it won't be to much $$$
  10. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    Read the manual.

    Your hour meter is supposed to flash "lube" every 25 to 50 hours (don't recall which).

    Your engine WILL run hotter if you only run it at 1/2 throttle. Air cooled engines are designed to only be ran at full throttle so they cool themselves properly.

    Oh, and there's not a damn thing wrong with your engine.

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