2008-03-17 22:25:28 UTC
My leaf vacuum tow-behind tipped over on its side while the engine was
running. A fire ensued and most of the plastic parts - fuel tank, air
filter housing, pull-start, etc. - were vaporized or incinerated
beyond recognition. The block appears to be fine and makes glug-glug
noises when I turn the blower impeller.
I am reasonably handy - self-performed car repairs on occasion like
alternators, even a carburetor rebuild many years ago. Any advice
whether it would be foolhardy to buy replacement parts and rebuild the
existing engine, versus just buying a new one? I think I might save
between 100 and 200 USD if I just buy parts (and it works when I'm
Also - are other small engines designed to fit where the B&S used to
sit? E.G. I see a "Duro-Power" on the net that has fewer plastic parts
and looks very similar.
Advice welcomed . . . TIA
John in Ohio