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#1 Phluphy OFFLINE  

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Posted November 19, 2015 - 01:27 PM

Getting better half's Craftsman 917.254422 Onan 20 ready to mothball until next year.

Anyone know the spark plugs and oil filter?

Should I change the electronic ignition parts etc. while it's down?

Have air filter-fuel filter info but having a problem with locating right plugs and oil filter.

Should I drain and change trans lube?

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Posted November 19, 2015 - 03:32 PM

I would normally not recommend changing ignition parts that are not broken or faulty, you know the old saying , don't fix what ain't broke! No advice on plug and filter, I don't know your particular tractor.
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Posted November 19, 2015 - 04:01 PM

I agree with the post above , if the ignition system works leave it alone

 

 

If you can get me some engine numbers I can pull up the correct part numbers for you

May even have everything here instock at an every day low price :D


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Posted November 19, 2015 - 04:14 PM

I agree with the post above , if the ignition system works leave it alone

 

 

If you can get me some engine numbers I can pull up the correct part numbers for you

May even have everything here instock at an every day low price :D

Will do, as soon as I can find the engine ID information...wherever it's located...

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Posted November 19, 2015 - 05:02 PM

Will do, as soon as I can find the engine ID information...wherever it's located...

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That should be on the shroud. If it is electronic, most likely a P218.


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Posted November 19, 2015 - 05:05 PM

Searsparts.com has many pix and info if you have that long model number, which I see you do. I would not change oils and plugs and such items till it is gotten out in spring myself. Gonna be inside?  If outside, good cover, oversize with weights on it, tied on is best, wind gets these in winter. THEN, you might wanna put oil in cylinder and turn over a little, drain gas from carb, put up on blocks and grease and oil all the linkages. If inside, not problem. Oh, and battery out of it and near charge area and in warmer spot than just a shed or cold garage.


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Posted November 19, 2015 - 06:37 PM

And if it is parked outside check for critters in the spring , IE: mice , whatever before you start it,,,they can do a lot of damage in short time 


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Posted November 19, 2015 - 09:00 PM

Searsparts.com has many pix and info if you have that long model number, which I see you do. I would not change oils and plugs and such items till it is gotten out in spring myself. Gonna be inside?  If outside, good cover, oversize with weights on it, tied on is best, wind gets these in winter. THEN, you might wanna put oil in cylinder and turn over a little, drain gas from carb, put up on blocks and grease and oil all the linkages. If inside, not problem. Oh, and battery out of it and near charge area and in warmer spot than just a shed or cold garage.

We only average a week or so freeze down here, never has stayed a consistent freeze during the day ...most I've seen in 30+ years anyway.  Was going to fire it up once or twice a month to keep things lubed. It is stored inside so no problem there.  Eh, barn cats do a good job with critter control. Will grease and oil all linkage, axles etc, general putzin and hold off on oil change, filters, plugs, until spring.

May get around to replacing the light panel module I've procrastinating on for several months. Haven't figured out how to take the good face plate off the replacement, remove the old one and get everything glued/welded together so it looks like something other than Homer Simpson did it.

Thanks for the information.






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