Blown Head Gasket after very little use, can't get replacement parts.
Bought from Bunnings, always blew a little smoke when starting,.... no it is not overfilled with oil. Now after two years it fills the whole yard with smoke and is impossible to use without breathing equipment. Turns out it has a blown head gasket. The Briggs and Stratton motor used in this model is not sold in the USA. Local mower shops don't want to know me because I bought it at Bunnings. Contacted Masport to find a gasket, they sent the attached email saying I should contact Briggs and Stratton. Briggs and Stratton said contact your local mower shop. Spent hours trying to get the part. Learn from my costly mistake, DON'T BUY A MASPORT MOWER.
Purchased at Bunnings Warehouse Retail Stores for $489.00.
A good mower, but ....
I bought this mower from Bunnings 6 months ago and was initially very happy with it. However if the mower wasn’t used for a couple of weeks, it would blow clouds of blue smoke for a couple of minutes when starting. There was no smoke if I started the mower, say, on two consecutive days. Very frustrating. It ran well once the smoke cleared as you would expect from Briggs & Stratton, but the problem has continued. Something is fundamentally wrong the engine.
Bunnings were fantastic to deal with and were happy to change the mower. I decide to move up to a Honda
Purchased in January 2020.
Great reliable mower.
I have only used the mower a few times now, but I am so far very impressed.
It was easy to assemble, and it excellent on fuel, using less than any other mower I’ve ever owned.
Really easy to manoeuvre,.. so far very impressed with the mower.
Purchased in May 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for $498.00.
Questions & Answers
Hi I have a 486 3in1 and was wondering if you could tell me the cut height of each notch on the adjustment mechanism? Cheers
What did Masport say?
where can I buy a mulcher attachment?
Mine was in the box. You might find it already fitted. Once you open up the rear part it’s a semi circle looking piece that wraps around the blades-just makes the cuttings get cut several times by the blades- I find it keeps the dust down too
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|Category||Petrol Lawn Mowers|
|Features||Mulching Capability, Quick-Start Motor and Side Discharge|
|Catcher Capacity||42 L|
|Cutting Deck Material||Steel|
|Cutting Width||485 mm|
|Height of Cut||6 mm to 72 mm|
|Number of Blades||4|
|Noise Level||75 dB|
|Manufacturer Warranty||4 year(s)|
|Engine / Motor|
|Engine Name||Briggs & Stratton 550EX 140cc OHV|
|Engine Type||4-Stroke and OHV (Overhead Valve)|
|Brand||Briggs & Stratton|
|Engine Displacement||140 cc|
|Release date||Sept 2006|
- MPN: 578762
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