Re: 2007 x540 w/ 54 inch deck, 368 hours
Continuing ... today I ordered the missing air cleaner box, two deck anti-scalping wheels and one deck idler pulley. $91 or so, will pick up next week. Priced the complete missing headlights, about $90 I think. Also - if I need a new seat its $200, over $400 if I go with the newer seat and armrests. Prices are all from my local dealer.
Went home and removed the seat frame. Beat the stew (Hammer and 2X4 X1) out of each individual track, spraying them with lube. It took many forward/rearward beatings to get it to where I could move it by hand. Most all afternoon I re-sprayed and manipulated them but now think they're gonna' be workable once again. They were froze up pretty good.
During this I also found out I have a tilt wheel, that didn't tilt. Not too much trouble using they same spray lube and hand force, now it works.
Decided to do some regular maintenance so picked up some spark plugs, fuel filter, oil and oil filter. Did all that then added a bit of fuel cleaner stuff to the tank, not expecting much there but maybe it's helpful.
I spent way to much time chiseling the old glue from seat frame. I also found the frame had water trapped inside it and so I drilled several weep holes on the bottom. I didn't even start on glue removal from the two cushions.
Using my hands I then started digging dirt clods out from the frame. At one point I crawled under and saw something (getting darker) that looked like an oil filter but knew it wasn't. A bit later while in the house I picked up a weak flashlight to take a gander underneath. I guess the can has something to do with the hydraulics (?) as I saw several metal lines attached.
I continued to explore underneath when alarm! Using the flashlight I observed one of the idler drive pullies was destroyed, laying at a sharp angle. That's probably the buzzing noise that I previously heard (but thought was some kind of guard vibrating). I guess I'll need to immediately take care of that and might as well put a new drive belt on it.
EDIT: Dealer Parts Man couldn't find any Carb Repair Kits for this?
Having not seen this before, how easy/bad is this job?
Last edited by Wrascal; 09-13-2014 at 10:14 PM.
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