Over the summer, my wife and I bought my grandparent's house. Along with the house came a GT-18 (931033) that was garage kept since they purchased it in the late 80's. It's in pretty good condition, but could use a tune-up as my grandfather passed away 7 years ago. Along with it came 2 functional mower decks, snowblower, snow plow, tines for tilling, DIY rear weight rack, lawn vacuum, wheel weights, dump trailer, and spreader (for salt, fertilizer, etc). I've been enjoing the hell out of it so far.
I've replaced the ignition switch and harness connector because the previous connector was melted. I replaced the fuel tank pick up tube because it had become brittle due to ethanol and fallen off the nipple (and, consequently, tractor would not run). I have a new fuel tank cap/gauge on the way as the plastic cover had fallen off the original one, and a new lift lever handle because the original is missing. I also rewired the safety switch as my uncle (unfamiliar with the circuit) bypassed it which was causing battery discharge. I'm not terribly familiar with small engines but I'm an electrical engineer by trade and fairly mechanically inclined so I shouldn't have TOO much trouble in restoring this tractor to it's original form.
Other than that, it's in need of routine maintanance. My uncle had been aiding my grandmother with the tractor (that is, doing bare minimum to ensure she could mow the lawn). I know it's recently had an oil change and air filter cleaning, but other than that, not much else has been done. The front PTO will not engage when hot (checking spacing this weekend) and the engine is a little rough at startup (running some seafoam through it this weekend, too).
I'd like to perform the overdue maintenance, but I lack a proper grease gun. I've looked through the manuals and I'm still not sure what size zerk fittings the tractor has (maybe I missed it) and/or what tool I need to accomplish lubrication. Would someone mind providing some guidance?
Edited by gbru316, October 19, 2015 - 08:22 PM.