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Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Springville, Utah
Re: 3pt tiller attachment - Home conversion!
Update - What did I do wrong?
I haven't used this tiller in 4-5 years and even then I only used a little as I had a tiller mounted to my Bolens.
I couldn't get the engine started a couple weeks ago so I took the carb and gas tank off. The gas tank had sludge in it. I washed it out with fresh gas and there was actually chunks! After washing it a couple of times I took it to work and sand blasted it. There was even more chunks that I got out. It was rusty and overall a MESS. Next I made several trips to NAPA to get gaskets, seals and other soft goods for the carb. I also bought a new pickup tube filter. The old one was missing the screen. I had to dig the gunk out of the pickup tube.
Today - Here is my problem. I got it all back together. No extra parts (usually the first bad sign). New oil in the crankcase (I drained it out last week). With it all together I put fresh gas in, sprayed a little starter fluid (just in case) in the carb and pulled the starter. It fired right up. It isn't suppose to do that for me. I usually have extra parts, I have to pull like 50 times, I have to use several squirts of starter fluid. What did I do wrong?
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Everything drives me crazy . . . it's a short drive.
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42" Deck(2), Front Plow(3), Seeder, Sickle Bar, 3pt Hitch(2), Moldboard(2), FEL, 220# Wgt Box, 175# 3pt Wgt Attach, 50# Wheel Weights(4), 2 Link Chains(2 sets), 3pt Tiller (converted from WB), Lawn Roller.