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#1 TomLGT195 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 06, 2013 - 07:39 PM

well this is a follow up. I got her running tonight it was a clogged shut off valve at the tank.

The story is; the tractor was delivered monday, the week of the blizzard, so i didn't  get a chance to go through it . I put a couple gallons in the tank hooked the snowblower up and moved into position for the snow.

The morning after the storm i went and shoveled her out, started her up and started blowing snow. It was working awesome, for twenty minutes. She started spitting and sputtering and would only run on full choke. I didn't have time to do anything till yesterday. I removed the tire, to access the bottom of the tank and the shut off valve, drained the gas. Today i was able to remove the valve and found the problem. It was clogged.

The pics will show the clog as well as the upgraded new valve.. As i suspected, after seeing the clog, it fired right up after reassembly, and is running beautiful.IMG_0116.JPG IMG_0115.JPG IMG_0117.jpg IMG_0072.JPG IMG_0074.JPG


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Posted March 06, 2013 - 07:43 PM

Looks like you have plenty of snow to play with! The last storm missed me.... Glad she is back up to speed.

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Posted April 18, 2013 - 07:34 PM

just another update, new tires up front. looks like no stock replacement muffler available so I decided to go with a pair of those gravely style you guy's have been talking about on the closed sided 165 

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Posted April 18, 2013 - 09:07 PM

Tom, What are you doing, driving that as a daily driver? I don't think I have ever seen a garden tractor wear down a tire that much! Mine got weather cracked and started to bubble out the sidewall before they even got close to your tire. I would be looking for 50,000 mile tire for a replacement lol!



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Posted April 19, 2013 - 05:50 AM

That's getting the ultimate mileage out of a tire!. On those mufflers, they are rated for up to 16 HP each, so I think they would do okay. I need to order a pair for my Onan on the GTV.



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Posted April 19, 2013 - 06:01 AM

Tom, What are you doing, driving that as a daily driver? I don't think I have ever seen a garden tractor wear down a tire that much! Mine got weather cracked and started to bubble out the sidewall before they even got close to your tire. I would be looking for 50,000 mile tire for a replacement lol!

Power steering may be helping wear down those tires. Especially if it had a front end loader on it!

Joe

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Posted April 19, 2013 - 05:31 PM

I dont have front end loader on yet, I think it is due to the extremely heavy snow blower on the 3pt hitch taking all the weight off the front and causing excessive scrubbing because they weren't in good contact with the pavement.

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Posted April 29, 2013 - 05:14 PM

MUFFLER UPDATE !!!

I installed a pair of the gravely type ( before rock farmer found me an original on e-bay )

here are some pics 

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 here is the modifications 

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then its installed

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and finally a quick video of it running

sounds nice

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Posted April 29, 2013 - 07:24 PM

That sounds real good to me! I gotta get a pair of those!


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Posted May 01, 2013 - 09:24 AM

Nice! I'm sure she sounds great with that shiny new muffler.


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Posted May 01, 2013 - 10:58 AM

Tom, are you planning to extend the outlets out the bottom of the grill to keep the heat outside the engine bay?

 

It sounds great and looks like a beast with that SB on the 3PT.


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Posted May 01, 2013 - 03:41 PM

Tom, are you planning to extend the outlets out the bottom of the grill to keep the heat outside the engine bay?

 

It sounds great and looks like a beast with that SB on the 3PT.

Probably should, but it seems to push exhaust out pretty good. If it becomes an overheating issue I will make some extensions to divert it out.






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