fuel filter looks like easy job
Most of the grease fittings on the X324 are pretty easy to get at. Which one's are giving you trouble? All grease GUNS are the same but what you can change that can make access easier is the hose and coupler. A longer hose will allow you to get in at the zerk while keeping the grease gun out and clear of the machine. You can also replace the standard coupler with a swivel style that can be rotated straight or at a right-angle.I purchased a 2009 X324 trade in to JD dealer with 313 hours on it. It seems to start easily, no smoke cold startup, real clean no tears at all in seat no hood cracks, very minimal deck scrapes for 1500 bucks.
The dealer is just out the subdivision so I can drive it over this week if needed. The manual is pretty clear on zerk fittings. Is there any grease guns which allow you to get at tough grease fittings easier, maybe dumb questions but I need to get one?
I adjusted the valves myself on my X500. It's pretty easy if you are mechanically inclined and have the proper tools. I strongly recommend you purchase the Technical Manual before attempting. You will need a set of feeler gauges and a new set of valve cover gaskets. It's a little tedious getting the proper adjustment and it requires a bit of patience. The rocker lock nuts and valve cover bolts are supposed to be torqued so to do it properly you would want to use a torque wrench.What other items besides valve adjustment, manual says every 200 hours
should I have them do? Deck leveling check? K58 service? Plugs cant be too hard to do myself?
Not sure about a larger filter. There is no problem with the size of the OEM filter. I change the oil in my X500 every 25 hrs which amounts to twice per season.Is there a larger oil filter I can safely use can I run synthetic safely with 313 hrs ? The outside of tires are worn more than inside can I switch the fronts L to R, R to L? Though tires cant be too expensive.