My Tractor Forum
Purchased used in 1993 from the previous owner of our home. It has a 42" deck and snow blower. I've replaced the fuel lines, fuel cap/guage, magneto (about 15 years ago) and the nylon bushings in the steering. I took the cooling manifolds off the heads about 10 years ago and cleaned years of grass clippings out of the cooling fins on the heads and tightened the head bolts. It was running hot under load (lost power and the protective layer of grease and oil on the engine began to smoke). It developed a leak in the fuel cut off solenoid. I took off the solenoid, cleaned it and painted it with epoxy to fix about 15 years ago. It has always been fed premium fuel and an occasional can of Sea Foam. I have always used Mobil 1 and I've changed the hydro fluid and gear oil twice since I've owned it. I put plugs in it when it starts hard, about every 7-8 years. I have never had the engine apart nor adjusted the valves. I think this old girl is going to outlive me!
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