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#1 bruno1367 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 15, 2015 - 11:48 AM

Hello, i recently scored a Mf1200, its my first gt and id like to start a topic because i have many questions, my fist concern before starting the engine was not run for some time and id like to change the oil, any tips and tricks is appreciated and what kind of oil to uuse? Thanks in advance, Bruno.

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Posted September 15, 2015 - 12:33 PM

Hi Bruno, Welcome aboard. Nice to see another Canadian here. I'd check the oil before I change it. Go through the fuel system first make sure all is good and new fuel. Then get it running and warmed up then I change it. That's what I do if I buy one that hasn't ran in a while. And of course. We all love pictures. Good luck 


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Posted September 15, 2015 - 01:14 PM

Thanks for the quick reply, what kind of oil should i use?

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Posted September 15, 2015 - 02:09 PM

I use 10W30 quaker state in all my engines. 



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Posted September 16, 2015 - 02:15 AM

I use 30 weight in the summer and 5w30 in the winter for easier starting



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Posted September 17, 2015 - 10:49 AM

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Well! Bought some stuff, spark plug, new spark plug cable, air filter, battery and other cable, cleaned it up a little, tried to start it....nothing! Battery voltage is 12 volts, all the wires seem intact and plugged in except for the front lights. Now im thinking may be the coil, the starter switch or an interlock somewhere thats keeping me from starting but i think all that must have been removed some time ago. Should i try to just jump the whole circuit providing current to the starter itself? Im not to familiar with this. Bruno

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Posted September 17, 2015 - 12:13 PM

Someone has painted her. Looks good with the gray panels. I would suspect it's a bad or grounded safety switch.  



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Posted September 17, 2015 - 12:54 PM

Hehe! Got it, i jumpstarted the coil. Now found the transmission fluid contaminated by water. Ill run the engine some more and change the fluids all together. Transmission works on reverse but very slow forward. Gearshisft lever is bent too and very slack idk if its normal. 20150917_124208.jpg
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Posted September 18, 2015 - 07:48 AM

Here it is! And functionning well.

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Posted September 18, 2015 - 11:05 AM

Looks good,what is the lever on the center console for ? 



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Posted September 19, 2015 - 01:07 AM

Looks good,what is the lever on the center console for ? 

Thats a good question.Neither of mine have that lever.



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Posted September 19, 2015 - 10:28 PM

Fuel throttle lever, probably modified by a previous owner...and one of the rear axle leaking oil...i think its a lipseal an a oring, will check with NAPA.

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Posted September 19, 2015 - 11:22 PM

There is one here in Iowa in Desmoines craigslist with no motor or deck He wants $150 He was asking $200 awhile back It looks to have some pretty good parts on it or could be finished out He is only about 1/2 hr away from me And you're in Canada??



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Posted September 19, 2015 - 11:26 PM

Here it is

 

 

 

 
 
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Posted September 20, 2015 - 08:13 PM

Well im interested but i dont see how i can make this happen. Cant have this tractor shipped to my location at a reasonable price...unless you have something to suggest.




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