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    Default Tb302 serial check?

    I'm looking at a Trailblazer 302. Date of manufacture is 8/9/06. Hours are 1426. Serial: 3622103371 Model #: CH23S.

    Seller wants $1800. No leads, no accessories, machine only.

    First, can someone run the serial and tell me if anything looks odd? Second, is that a decent price? Seems ok. I would have a 250 mile round trip to go get it. Third, all information is provided by the seller over the phone. I have only seen a couple pictures of the unit and have not verified anything for my self.
    Last edited by elvis; 01-29-2013 at 12:08 PM.
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    Well thats NOT the serial#

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    What should the serial start with? Letters right? Like the rest of miller products? Anythijng I should be looking for? I haven't seen it in person yet.
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    judging by the model # you posted, I think the seller gave you the serial number of the engine itslef, not the welder.

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    Default Tb302

    Did you get a picture of the model/serial number on the front plate of the welder?

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    Nope just over he phone. I think I'm going to pass on the welder. I talked to him some more and ask him more about it. He basically told me that his work bought it and then he took it home 3 years ago, where it has sat since. Seems like they might have needed it a little at work if it got to 1400 hours in a few years.

    I'd really like one of these welders, is there anything i should be looking for? A target amount of hours to stay under? 1400 seems like a lot for a little gas engine.
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    Don't worry about those hours on the engine. I've looked at a number of lincoln 305G welders (same kohler engine) - lots had around 5000 hours, some even 7 or 8000. Just use an oil recommended for small engines. Mine had the cam lobes worn off, and the tech I talked to cited oil as the most common cause. Newer oil grades tend to skimp on some of the ingredients that are important to these engines.

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    IF it was poor cam wear I would look at oil with higher zddp levels. When I get one I'll probably run amsoil in it like I do with the rest of my internal combustions engines.

    Good to know on the hours. If i jumped in a piece of equipment and saw 1400 I wouldn't be concerned but small gas engines always worry me. But I guess these engines actually have oil filtration. That helps a ton.
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