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I got my first Onan, on a GT18-H


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#1 BillTheTractorMan OFFLINE  

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Posted October 14, 2011 - 12:12 AM

That's right! and I got it for free! with a snow blower, and the sought after 48" deck, and an extra carb (new!!!) and some other stuff. (Grill piece is not broken either)


Only problem, the tractor was in a fire.... but every thing else is fine.


My new Sears GT18-H - YouTube

Better video will be taken tomorrow and pictures.:D

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Posted October 14, 2011 - 03:17 AM

Congrats, Bill! I'll be looking for the pics in better light.

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Posted October 14, 2011 - 04:16 AM

Bill,congratulations,thanks for the video.

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Posted October 14, 2011 - 06:59 AM

I think I could have waited for the day time video LOL. Is it salvageable or not?

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Posted October 14, 2011 - 07:54 AM

Congratulations. The attachments alone are well worth having.

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Posted October 14, 2011 - 10:58 AM

Worth salvaging is a huge questions. If the engine runs, I will focus on the rest of the tractor, if not... I'm going to probably let it sit until I can find the correct onan for the tractor. What's on it now is a 18xsl, and it should be a b43g.

GT18-H daytime.wmv - YouTube

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Posted October 14, 2011 - 11:49 AM

Can't beat free!

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Posted October 14, 2011 - 07:28 PM

Well, I got it pulled out and pulled started working on the engine. Took an hour to get the air cleaner housing off, ended up destroying it it was so weak (rust and yanking+cutting don't help)

Here's a video of the current status.
working on the SS16-H's Onan engine - YouTube

Also found out it's not a GT18-H, It's a SS16-H...

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Posted October 14, 2011 - 08:12 PM

Your intake will be toast, as the seal between the halves will be gone. Carb is likely shot as well. New dipstick is needed as the rubber plug is burned off it. Breather tube gone........the list goes on & on. SO MANY parts are destroyed that it will cost a lot to buy individual parts, even used. Your best bet is to find another engine that is blown to get all the needed external parts. This thing has been awfully hot, so crank seals toast, and possibly most if not all the gaskets.

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Posted October 14, 2011 - 08:31 PM

Also found out it's not a GT18-H, It's a SS16-H...[/QUOTE]

Sears never had a ss16-h. From the looks of it you have several different tractors.The dash is blue which was the early 70 color.The motor looks like it would be from a 78 or 79 from the air cleaner.The frame looks like it was yellow and from the mid to late 70's

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Posted October 14, 2011 - 09:28 PM

engine is not original to the tractor, it's a 90's 18 xsl. The dash has no paint on it, other than the black paint. Also the rear frame I'm told if it's meant for the hydro, a gear drive can't be used with out modifications.

Here's a link to some pictures of it before the fire.
working on the SS16-H's Onan engine - YouTube

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Posted October 15, 2011 - 10:19 AM

Some thing/ some one got into my garage last night and made a mess. The Onan was tipped over and on the floor, my Tecumseh HH120 from my burban was tampered with (plastic cover was off it and piston was laying on the floor). My tools where all over the place and some outside.... Oil every where on the floor, some of my dads wood is ruined now. I have not checked the trailer yet to see if anything is missing but there's nothing missing from the garage.

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Posted October 15, 2011 - 11:48 AM

Nothing missing at all? You have anyone mad at you? Sounds like the vandalism was directed at you. Sorry to hear this, but better than all your tools stolen.

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Posted October 15, 2011 - 05:25 PM

Ouch, sorry to hear about your misfortune. I have to ask, is this tractor cursed?

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Posted October 15, 2011 - 06:11 PM

I don't believe it is, but we'll find out. I also noticed one of the rims on my trailer got bent some how on the way home... Maybe it is...

Didn't get anything done, I'm still cleaning up that oil mess using degreaser and paper towels.




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