I've also got chains from them too! Top notch quality, fast shipping and the spring tensioners rock too!
We've had tractors that were spotless come in and found crud like that built up on the cylinder. And no leaks. So you most likely will find it's caused by spilled oil over time.Pics of the gunked-up motor. I'm still hoping this is just from the PO being messy, but we will see.
lol it's been a hoot working on this tractor. The steering problem turned out to be one of the bolts holding the steering rack -it had loosened up and was shredded. Replaced the bolt (and de-gunked the rack) and the steering is nice and tight now. Changed the tranny oil yesterday and I have a hydro filter on order from Jack's. The clutches need some adjustment and I would like the gear shift to move a little more smoothly. I can shift into 4H now but it won't move going up an incline. The other gears are fine. (4H is just stupid-fast BTW, useless for anything except maybe outrunning other tractors).Yes take a deep breath and relax the tractor looks great and after the first mow it will get dirty again.:Stop: great job so far:trink39: