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Unread 06-05-2019, 05:29 PM   #11
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That's not an 88 muffler. Looks like somebody gave up on trying to find one when they found out it cost more than what the cart is worth.
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Unread 06-05-2019, 05:56 PM   #12
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That's not an 88 muffler. Looks like somebody gave up on trying to find one when they found out it cost more than what the cart is worth.
... guess that explains the hack job with the welding and exhaust putty
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Unread 06-05-2019, 06:14 PM   #13
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQJ-Uuaf71U

Noisy crank bearings (agree?)
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Unread 06-05-2019, 07:26 PM   #14
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veiws of cylinder, kind of hard to see in pictures, i had just sprayed wd-40 on everything, since it was all about to go up in storage for a little while.






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Unread 06-09-2019, 09:00 AM   #15
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Well, looks like itís a little over $400 for a rebuild kit. Still need to get the clutch Assy off the crank. It looks like my case halves have been apart before, thereís red rtv there. Granted I donít know what would have been used from the factory but I doubt it was hi-temp rtv
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Unread 06-09-2019, 09:53 AM   #16
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Never use rtv to seal the case halves, You'll need an Anaerobic Sealer. Sounds like the prices have gone up a bit since I did mine two years ago, I shopped long and hard with a lot of calls and finally found them for $320ish.....

Here's a link to my rebuild that might be of interest 85 Marathon 244cc Engine Rebuild
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Unread 07-05-2019, 04:48 PM   #17
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got my rebuild kit today, have to see what I can find out about getting the clutch off the crankshaft. 3 main bearings? must be 2 on the clutch side, guess iíll find out.
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Unread 07-07-2019, 01:18 PM   #18
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Yep, 2 on the clutch side. It's worth the extra $$$ to get the complete rebuild kit, now you have a new crankshaft but most important a new bottom rod bearing too. And that crank is soooo pretty, almost hated to hide all that pretty inside the case lol
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Unread 07-08-2019, 05:25 PM   #19
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got the clutch off finally, what a fight. couldnt find a fine thread 3/4 bolt for the clutch but did remember that some hitch balls are fine thread, 3/4 shank and have a couple of flat spots at the base of the ball to hold when tightning.(or in this case, put a wrench on to use as a puller bolt) it did work and the ball was only $6. needed one for my tractor drawbar anyhow. yes that new crank is pretty. only makes sence when its tore this far down to replace everything, theres no governor on this engine and if its going to stay together all new bearings will be a big plus. still need to get sealer for the crankcase and loctite for the seals. want to read more before putting it all back together. wife wants to make it ďstreet legalĒ so iíve got wires and lights to do, and a windshield, and brakes.... not messing with that until its running though.
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A hitch ball/clutch puller LOL, that's a new one LOL...But if it works it works, Good job......
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