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Smokey

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Smokey
Hey guys and girls It's been awhile and everyone for sure has forgotten me. So let's start over. I'm Randy and I own a 1978 7016 Hydro with alot of attachments and accessories. I first came here in the fall of last year with a question about my tractor's towing capacity (jog anyone's memory?) So what's happened with me? Not to make excuses,BUT, since then I have relocated, my computer took a dump and I have successfully rebuilt the motor in my 7016 (16 hp B&S) That's what I want to talk about. No questions, just encouragement. The motor was OK but used a little oil. It started out as just an engine removal and cleaning (22 yrs and the motor has'nt ever been deep cleaned) as I got into it I kept finding worn out parts and replacing as I went. Soon I thought REBUILD. So I did. What a pleasurable experience. Really. I HAD FUN. Since then, 92 hours ago (that's run time) I have had no trouble and no oil consumption. What a success. No, I'm not a small engine mechanic, but if you have a small engine repair manual, good shop practice, a few tools and patience anyone can do it. So, anyone considering a rebuild? GO FOR IT!! Glad to be back!

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Smokey
Hey Jeff! I'm glad you responded. I was going to ask about those points/condensors. I heard B&S would re-polarize your flywheel so it would be solid state. What's the details on that, i.e. cost, how-to, advantages/disadvantages and so on? As far as the rings go, according to the manual dimensions, the bore was still in its tolerable specification. So I just busted the glaze and installed a new conn rod, wrist pin, piston and rings. Torqued everything up and let her do her thing. When I hear from you about the flywheel job I will tell ya about the coil and it's timing.....it'll beat everything you've seen!! Thanx Randy

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JeffNemes
Hey good for you Smokey - that's what we like to hear! Did it need cylinder boring or were new rings enough? And did you stick with the points or go another route?

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JeffNemes
Factory does it for free - you pay the freight though. Advantage is less maintenance - if you don't have mice chew up your wires! Magnetron is about $50.

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