Of course you guys are right. After thinking about it and running it some I came to the same conclusion. It doesnt need a fuel pump. It takes a minute but the filter fills up and it never seems to starve for gas. As a matter of fact its the best running mower Ive ever owned. Granted the list is short but still that speaks volumes of the quality America can churn out.
Couple of problems I ran into. Its still leaking oil and flinging it in the engine compartment. So I concluded that it was leaking around the seal behind the PTO
. So since I was going to have it off I decided to rebuild the PTO
. Got everything off the front and got the pto
and drive cup\pulley off no problem. Got the seal out and it was in fact cracked. Replaced that and put the drive cup back on to the specified 1 1/4 from the end of the pto
shaft. Got everything back on there and its throwing the belt when I shut it off. Can I move the drive cup back a little to line it up with the pulley on the starter generator? I t seems to me that it was back a little farther when I took it off.
Also I was a litlle confused when I installed the anti-rattle springs on the friction disk> They slide over the lug to stop it from moving in the drive cup correct?
Its leaking a little oil around the governor shaft or the brass thing it goes through. Is there a seal or something that I can replace??
It was leaking oil at one spot where the head contacts the gasket. I retourqued the head bolts and hopefully it goes away.
It keeps breaking the wear button on the bar that contacts the PTO
thrust bottun. It seems like the buttons are going in just a little crooked. The hole is wore funny on 1 side and looks like its causing the button to not be straight. Washer maybe??? Also there is a little play where the bar attaches to the tractor. It moves side to side a little causing the wear button to not be exactly centered on the thrust button. Will this cause it to break??
Sorry about the long winded post but I cant quit till its fixed and Im so close. Thanks in advance for the replies.