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I am NOT a mechanic... - The Rancho Commons — LiveJournal
Note to self: no whining, no slacking
I am NOT a mechanic...
It isn't that I don't have the aptitude or ability, I just hate working on stuff. Grease, grit, skinned knuckles, sweat, anguish... I don't get it. However, having said that, the lawnmower wants to run. It wants to, but it's making this SKREEEE sound everytime it touches more than two blades of grass at a time. I have it somewhat disassembled in my air conditioned workshop, aka "The Cabana" and I'm pretty sure I won't have to haul all the parts to my small engine repair man of choice. But, gosh, do I hate doing this!

Okay, it's not so bad, but I wouldn't choose it for a hobby or anything!

Oh, and after all this, maybe I can hack through the front jungle with it! I'm takin' my cell phone... just in case.
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posteverything From: posteverything Date: April 21st, 2005 02:28 am (UTC) (Link)

i'm serious

Sounds like the crank shaft might be bent.

aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: April 21st, 2005 03:36 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: i'm serious

Nah, it was in the crank recoiler on the top of the motor. The shaft is supposed to lock in one direction and spin freely in the other. It wasn't, but now it does! I learnt me some mechanicin' whether I wanted to or not.
curious_corax From: curious_corax Date: April 21st, 2005 06:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
   I just sharpened m lawn mower blade. It's much better now.
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