G4200 with RC44-G deck
Posted July 21, 2011 - 09:02 AM
Posted July 21, 2011 - 09:19 AM
I agree on replaced ider brgs. As they don't cost to much and will save you in long run! We use that trick for removing seals on them alot :smile1: And works great as long as brg is still tight- good. Make sure the new idler brgs fit the idler shaft tight. We have staked-penned shaft where brgs fit also to save buying new one. If its wore real bad then it would need replaced. Also remember to put some grease on the inner splines of drive shaft while you have it off and to grease the center brgs for it in front axle if you haven't done lately. As that is one grease fitting that gets neglected!
Yep I'm double checking for any and every fitting I can locate to make sure this thing is well lubed!!
Thanks for the help!!
Posted July 26, 2011 - 09:09 PM
Posted July 27, 2011 - 07:42 AM
Posted July 27, 2011 - 10:26 AM
Ok it mows well until it starts overheating!! ARRGGG!!!
What did you find out about the overheat? Do you mean the spindles or the engine itself?
Posted July 27, 2011 - 10:56 AM
Posted July 27, 2011 - 11:12 AM
As olcowhand replied make sure you have rear cover screen for radiator. It's something we check- clean everytime we mow.
Edited by farmtoybuilder, July 27, 2011 - 11:21 AM.
Posted July 28, 2011 - 09:52 AM
Ok yea I've checked the screen. It had grass all over it. It was definitely hot cause I could hear the steam squealing past the radiator cap.
If engine is overheating, can be a number of things. 1st blow out radiator and make sure you can see through it(all fins open)! Wouldn't hurt to drain and flush it either. And make sure you put 50- 50 mix of water anti-freeze in it!!!! As they will run hot if pure anti-freeze is used, Check fan belt tension, thermostat and water pump. Check for signs of leaking at water pump weep hole. Also check water pump brgs for play with belt loose. Most time its plugged radiator and incorrect mixture of antifreeze. But we are also using some water pumps on them due to age- leaking! Let us know if your still having problems.
As olcowhand replied make sure you have rear cover screen for radiator. It's something we check- clean every time we mow.
I'll refill it with 50/50 and give her another shot.
Posted August 07, 2011 - 08:56 PM
Posted September 07, 2011 - 03:03 PM
While the radiator is out you might as well flush it out good. Bottom to top and top to bottom. Again with as much water flow as possible.