I'm new to the site and new to the world of fixing/maintaining tractors. Recently I purchased a used Bolens H16 primarily for mowing about an acre of lawn...but I also love to do garden work with my family so I hope to make this useful there too. And we do get a lot of snow...and I do cut some wood, drag stuff around... :)
For starter I have to admit I'm a little embarrased by my limited knowledge of things mechanical but that's where it is...and I need a little help to get things started.
I want to do an oil change. I've looked everywhere on the web & manual but can't find if these things use an oil filter. Also I can't find the drain plug. I do see a long (3-4") bolt coming down from the block toward the front (driver's side, so to speak). I don't know if that a custom fashioned drain plug or if it's stock. Or whether it's a drain plug at all.
I want to check/change the hydrostatic transmission fluid. But can't find the dipstick/drain plug. Once found, it uses type A auto tranny fluid?
And the Differential(in the rear) uses sae90 gear lube which I fill to the plug level?
I know this must sound so basic but any guidance would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance! And I look forward to learning tons from you guys!
Edited by rosco, July 02, 2010 - 01:18 PM.