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Re: Lawn boy repower. [Re: super20dan] #5379040 03/17/20 08:51 PM
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Originally Posted by super20dan
yep good old twc3 was the spec oil -mabey this will shut up the people who insist you cant use tcw3 oil in an air-cooled engine

Need that corrosion protection that tcw3 has to offer for the cast iron sleeve i got some Lawn Boy, Pennzoil outdoor, and Johnson / Evinrude XD50 oil to use in it.


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Re: Lawn boy repower. [Re: jakewells] #5379053 03/17/20 09:06 PM
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Nice! Are new 2 cycle engines like that hard to get?

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Re: Lawn boy repower. [Re: spasm3] #5379188 03/18/20 03:09 AM
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Originally Posted by spasm3
Nice! Are new 2 cycle engines like that hard to get?


They haven't made new 2 stroke mowers since the for about 15-17 years now. Best chance is to find one in good shape. I mow every week with my 45 and 47 year old Lawn Boys. Don't tell jakewells this, but I'm heading down to KY to steal that mower from him!

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Re: Lawn boy repower. [Re: jakewells] #5379779 03/18/20 06:31 PM
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I have 1 new one of these tvxl840 on the shelf. I had to use the carb on another engine and cannot find another carb for it ANYWHERE. these engines last a very long time. I have one I bought used in 91 and it still runs!. I bought 2 nos ones on ebay 15 yrs ago. got several dead ones for parts. by far the biggest issue with this engine is seals leaking. some common parts are still aval at partstree.com. a wonderfull motor and best Tecumseh of all time . not oil picky. I usually use a high quality marine twc3 like mercury quicksilver but omc jonson./evenrude also execellent. this engine will out mow every other 2 stroke in heavy tall grass.


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Re: Lawn boy repower. [Re: jakewells] #5380639 03/19/20 06:39 PM
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Nice. I have a Lawn Boy made in 1996; F-Series with the aluminum deck. Bought it new in 1999 for my wife to be.


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Originally Posted by Silverado12
Nice. I have a Lawn Boy made in 1996; F-Series with the aluminum deck. Bought it new in 1999 for my wife to be.


Did she like it? How did you wrap it?


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