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#1 NUTNDUN OFFLINE  

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Posted February 03, 2010 - 01:22 PM

I wanted to get some thoughts on the hydro adjustment. When I bought my little 8 and got it fired up the first time the lever was in the neutral position and she started going backwards at a decent clip and I shut it off instead of moving the lever, first instinct.

Anyway I started adjusting the lever to get a neutral position and got that all worked out and it doesn't move either direction when it is in neutral now. The thing that I feel is strange though is it seems to run stronger and faster in reverse then it does going forward. I don't know if it just feels that way or it really is. Just want to see what you guys think.

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Posted February 03, 2010 - 08:59 PM

It might be the way it is. My 12H's do the same thing sometimes.

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Posted February 04, 2010 - 04:58 AM

It is weird, I guess I just kind of wish it was faster in forward. I don't want to spend money to rebuild the pump when it doesn't leak and it does work good the way it is and if it is normal then I can deal.

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Posted February 04, 2010 - 12:04 PM

Not familiar with your model, but if linkage favors reverse, you might be losing some forward speed through mal-adjusted linkage, but would just be a tiny bit.

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Posted February 04, 2010 - 05:15 PM

I had it set so it wouldn't move when in neutral. I will have to try adjusting it again in the spring. It may just be my imagination.




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