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#1 ericjr16 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 10, 2017 - 07:04 AM

Hey guys, I finally sold my personal bagger Murray and the guy traded in this Craftsman. It ran he said and he drove it into his truck. While dad unloaded it onto lift, I checked oil............um what oil!!? It needed two quarts plus to go to level, bad sign. Guy says he was mulching leaves and reason it looks so dirty. Well took over ten minutes of pressure washer to see it! Engine quit, think I got water in gas. I planned on removing gas tank to change fuel line anyway. The drive belt is falling off he says so he tightened the brake pedal super tight and removed safeties, joy I love repairs by fools! The engine might be goner with such low oil for how long? Will see I guess.

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Posted April 10, 2017 - 07:05 AM

It still looks better than half the stuff I get.

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Posted April 10, 2017 - 07:09 AM

Either under water or he mowed dirt with it!

I have one of those and it likes to eat the deck drive belt for some reason.


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Posted April 10, 2017 - 07:26 AM

Kenny you couldn't see deck. The adjustment knob was so tight I had to double but it and use ratchet to break it free after wd bath.


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Posted April 10, 2017 - 07:57 AM

Those before pics look just like some of the"flood" tractors that showed up at the local auctions a couple of years back, I would have told him to keep it on the trailer.
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Posted April 10, 2017 - 08:02 AM

Looks like he was mulching oysters with that one, I've seen sows with less mud!


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Posted April 10, 2017 - 08:57 AM

That darn red TroyBilt was like that when I got it but a bit worse.I saved it but it wasn't a cheap or easy fix and I ended up selling it for alot less than I had in it.I Should of just stripped it down for parts but I try to save them all if there complete.My weakness is my ability to fix just about anything on a mower and wanting to fix every one even though some times I end up paying more for parts than I'll get out of it in the long run.


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Posted April 10, 2017 - 09:00 AM

That is the way some people take care of their equipment and wonder why it don't last.


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Posted April 10, 2017 - 09:09 AM

With the heavy rains in the south and areas of the mid west we may have a lot of ''flood'' GT's and cars out there for sale.


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Posted April 10, 2017 - 09:18 AM

I mulch leaves with my mower and it will just look slightly dusty and it all blows off.


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Posted April 10, 2017 - 09:30 AM

I mulch leaves with my mower and it will just look slightly dusty and it all blows off.


Lol right? I also did same and my old Murray looked dirty but normal!
We might fix it or part it out. Reason we take trades is parts. Saved our bacon many times!!


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Posted April 10, 2017 - 10:02 AM

I have about 5 or 6 parts mowers. I have used carbs, mower decks, front ends, etc... from them. Saved me a lot of money. I will never turn down a trade in or a free parts mower. Like Ericfrompa I know that I can fix or refurbish them. I just have to keep telling myself that I can't afford to save them all.


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Posted April 10, 2017 - 05:45 PM

I'd be afraid to look at the air filter.


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Posted April 10, 2017 - 05:45 PM

I'd be afraid to look at the air filter.

Actually dirty but only pre filter has mouse chews.


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Posted April 14, 2017 - 08:29 AM

Well guys this thing sure looks like it actually was underwater. The silt turned into mud in electrical, fuse for starter lost connection. Cleaned them and it actuall runs fairly well? Dad adjusted valves and I changed fuel line from filter up.

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