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Posted July 26, 2013 - 11:48 PM

Yes, that is the engine. Can you upload or email it?

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I'm pretty sure this one will do ya D/L and SAVE it to your H/D:

 

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Posted July 27, 2013 - 10:56 AM

Both plugs were oily?  May have a blown head gasket filling the block with pressure, then sending oil into the intake via the crankcase breather tube.  This would cause a stumble under load as well.


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Posted July 27, 2013 - 10:59 AM

The ONLY problem I see Bob....you still need a power steering kit for your other tractor.  I see the future, and it's you getting this tractor lined out for mowing/blade duties.  Ag tires included, or chains. :D


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Posted July 27, 2013 - 09:02 PM

Both plugs were oily?  May have a blown head gasket filling the block with pressure, then sending oil into the intake via the crankcase breather tube.  This would cause a stumble under load as well.

Actually only the right bank was oily. And you are right, the blow-by is coming up through the breather tube into the air box then it's getting sucked in and smoking. I bypassed the breather tube and run a new tube to the back of the tractor and ran it quite a bit today. After adding the tube it stopped smoking. It still runs a little rough but did great mowing and had PLENTY of power. I used it as the trim mower today and even with the blowby it didn't loose a noticable amount of oil (more than I can say for the JD140). I think I'm going to do a compression and/or leak down test tomorrow to see if I can figure out why I've got this blow-by.

 

The ONLY problem I see Bob....you still need a power steering kit for your other tractor.  I see the future, and it's you getting this tractor lined out for mowing/blade duties.  Ag tires included, or chains. :D

You hit the nail on the head with that post... I STILL don't have power steering for my FEL and I've done told the wife that this cub will be the new trim mower. Of course her reply was "well if it cuts so well why even use the finish mower" = :wallbanging:  Of course I explained that I still need to use the Kubota because it's so good on fuel :angel: . This cub runs so quiet and the foot controls mixed with the PS is wonderful. I finished mowing and realized how NOT tired my arms were, unlike after using the JD140. Yup, some ags are a must. I spun more today mowing (almost got stuck once) than I have in two seasons with my others. That heavy GT (with the blade mount up front) with realatively little weight over the rear tires and turfs just doesn't cut it.

 

This GT actually has be thinking buford bucket options... Just not sure I would be happy with that.

 

Here she is sitting in her new home:

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The herd:

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Posted July 28, 2013 - 10:47 PM

I've got some updates on this. The engine has some blow-by but after putting hour or two on it I can't notice a level change on the dipstick.  I figured out the rough running symptom... the air filter was clogged with oil. I hadn't realized that the filter was completely saturated and it was just too hard to get air flow through. Cleaned the filter with brake cleaner and she runs like a top now!!

 

This thing is like a cadillac compared to any of my other gt's. I like it.



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Posted July 29, 2013 - 08:19 AM

glamour shot and check out the hours!

 

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Posted July 29, 2013 - 08:21 AM

And the clock still ticks??



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Posted July 29, 2013 - 08:52 AM

Yup, it works... that was one of the first things I checked!



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Posted July 29, 2013 - 09:36 AM

You & I could both be arrested for our deals ya know!  :smilewink:   You though will get felony charges due to you putting me up to my 2 greatest buys (thefts)!   :D


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Posted August 01, 2013 - 09:31 AM

SOLD... that didn't last long! I'm going to miss mowing with that thing... buttery smooth and turns on a dime!






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