Edited by MaintenanceMan, April 29, 2010 - 05:37 AM.
Flat tire. Tube? Slime or New tire?
Posted April 28, 2010 - 07:22 AM
Posted April 28, 2010 - 07:54 AM
- Sawdust said thank you
Posted April 28, 2010 - 08:17 AM
If you think the tire is sound enough that it isn't going to blow out any time soon, I would put a tube in it.
The tire as far as tread wise doesn't seem to have that much wear on it but if anything there might be a little dry rot going on. I think I will try a tube just because I have never used slime and don't think that would really do what I need it to.
Posted April 28, 2010 - 08:19 AM
Posted April 28, 2010 - 10:49 AM
That slime rarely works with cracked tires...its mainly for rim leaks.
and punctures it does alright with but that stuff is nasty.
I would put a new tire on, the tires can be had for about $40 and depending if that is the original tire or not you may have a heck of a time getting it off the rim. I had to take mine to a tire shop to get them done.
Posted April 28, 2010 - 02:40 PM
Posted April 28, 2010 - 10:31 PM
Posted April 29, 2010 - 08:36 AM
Posted April 29, 2010 - 09:53 AM
Posted April 29, 2010 - 10:15 AM
Hopefully what I just typed makes sense, it would be a lot easier to show then tell LOL
Posted April 29, 2010 - 01:42 PM
Those exhaust nipples can be a bugger to get out. If it won't budge one thing I have done before is to take a saws all or a jigsaw with a small metal blade that isn't much longer then the amount of pipe threaded inside the head. First cut the nipple off to within about an inch of the head (enough to still get a pipe wrench on it) and then use the saw to cut the inside of the pipe like you are trying to score it.
I understand what you are talking about. I am probably going to have to that.
So, I got a little antsy on my lunch at work and decide to see if I could get 'er to start or at least pop. I started by oiling the cylinder and checking the oil. Had to add a little oil and I am definitely going to have to change it. Anyways, I sprayed it with some ether in the cylinder and only got sort of a "chug" and some smoke. I fogged the carb and tried again and nothing. I have good fire and a guy I work with thinks there is not enough compression which is what the old owner told me. Tomorrow I guess I am going to have to grab a comp tester and see. I am really just hoping it is the head gasket. If I have to pop the head off is there anything in particular that I should look for? And if I have to get a new one will I have to go to and AGCO dealer or will a small engine shop be able to get it for me?
Any thoughts or suggestions???
Posted April 29, 2010 - 02:01 PM
I would check to see if the valves are seating, they may have too much carbon buildup and need to be cleaned, could be a bad head gasket but either way you should clean out all the carbon in there. There are other possibilities but I think that would be the place to start.
- Sawdust said thank you
Posted April 29, 2010 - 02:52 PM
I took your word for it and bought the head gasket from that ebay link btw.
Edited by MaintenanceMan, April 29, 2010 - 03:05 PM.
Posted April 29, 2010 - 04:22 PM