For my 50 hr maintenance, I decide to go ahead and purchase the LG257 home maintenance kit.
I have a couple questions regarding the air filter pre-cleaner and the fuel filter:
Should I be prepared to have the entire contents of the tank drain or is there a shutoff valve somewhere between the tank and filter? The OM isn't very specific.
Any tips to getting at that thing? Really kind of nestled in there.
Why on earth is the new pre-cleaner so large? I put the old one that fit back on for now. Seems odd to me that the wrong part would get put in the box.
Are both old and new air filters the exact same size? Seems odd that nearly every engine for the Deere X line uses the same oil filter but the water cooled 540 would have a different air filter? Every D and X engine uses the same oil filter which is obviously an effort to streamline product.
The gas won't flow from gravity feed, it's a safety concern and why the engine has fuel pumps. Just keep the fuel line pointed upward to keep spill at a minimum. I usually replace the compression springs with hose clamps (small ones). I feel it's easier to use a screwdriver in tight quarters than needle nose pliers.