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#1 backwoods OFFLINE  

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Posted January 28, 2015 - 10:42 AM

Well the cub has been getting hard to start an i noticed a little carbon blowing out from around the head so its  time to change it. This got me wondering how old are you tractors an is the head gasket still the oringinal one or have you changed it an if so how old is your gt?


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Posted January 28, 2015 - 11:17 AM

Well most of my Garden Tractors are 40+ years old. Most have had their head gaskets changed a time or two. For these older machines it was routine maintenance every few hundred hours to pull the head and clean the carbon.


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Posted January 28, 2015 - 11:20 AM

Ill know if mine has been done before this weekend i ordered my head gasket through work im also gonna change the oil again to i think



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Posted January 28, 2015 - 06:36 PM

Most of mine are 30 to 40 years old and most have been rebuilt and two I have, the head gasket started leaking, so it was replaced. Most L head engines are suppose to have the head taken off for decarbonizing every 300hr. I have never done that, but should do it. Noel

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Posted January 28, 2015 - 08:59 PM

I've got a Roper gt18t that the engine,trans,tires are all orginal. The deck was replaced about 15 years ago, but all that has been done is just normal maint. The motor smokes a little and the tires are getting to the point of needing replaced, but is still a warhorse. Hope it outlives me :rolling: 

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Posted January 30, 2015 - 09:54 PM

A lot of ours have had the original gaskets on them when I pulled then apart.

I tend to take the heads off clean the carbon off and inspect the bores before the tractors go "in service"
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