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Old 02-24-2014, 10:46 PM
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- on top of deck the belts that turn blade pulleys have to be checked few times per week to see if theyr are getting loose

also important to keep air filter clean . u rinse in warm water n dish soap then after ringing out put several drops oil oil on it and work it into the foam air filter so dirt particles are caught in it better

keeping the air filt n gas filter clean saves your carb which in turn makes your cylinders / pistons last longer , and the filters are cheap / easily cleaned
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Old 02-24-2014, 10:50 PM
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we run seafoam in both our mowers and our 2 cycle stuff plus our truck

search seafoam here and youll find a million guys really stand by it
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Old 02-25-2014, 07:00 PM
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I took the whole wheel assembly apart including the breaks. And am currently in the process of cleaning it. Next I'm going to rebuild the transmission.


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Old 02-25-2014, 07:14 PM
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Currently I have two concerns about the mower. One, the sulky bracket seems to have been used as a tow hitch. It also seems as though someone used a hammer on it. And two of the bolts that hold the brake mechanism in
seem to be bent quite a bit.
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Old 02-25-2014, 08:29 PM
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I have a case of oil, (again from my grandfathers ford) that I believe is 15w30 or 15w50 I'm not sure (I don't even know what brand it is). would that be good in the transmission? Since I have a case of it I was thinking that it would be better to use the free stuff rather than buy new.
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:36 PM
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Its such a great fealing to look at the parts when they are all clean, no grease or dirt (although that won't last).
By the way, I thought that the seafoam products are just additives not the main oil.
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:44 PM
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im the grunt guy of our business that does most the work / hustling ,
my partner handles all the business aspects and we keep our
equipment at his house where a neighboorhood backyard mechanic
type guy fixes all our stuff . so ive been doing this past 15 years but
ive not gotten deep into the mechanical aspect of it so im not a great source
of mechanical info . i can say ive just seen us use grease in our trannys .
ive seen others say gear oil . but ive no legit statement on the topic .
but i just found this site and might be good . or just do a search here no doubt :

http://www.lawnmowerforum.com/exmark-forum/
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Its such a great fealing to look at the parts when they are all clean, no grease or dirt (although that won't last).
By the way, I thought that the seafoam products are just additives not the main oil.
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yes they r just additives used in both your gas and your oil . i use in gas at any time but not constantly as you can use too much . in oil i just use for a few days before im going to do an oil change
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Its such a great fealing to look at the parts when they are all clean, no grease or dirt (although that won't last).
By the way, I thought that the seafoam products are just additives not the main oil.
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ya i love taking apart my weed whips then putting back together totally cleaned up .
ide like wrenching on stuff alot but im a real hyper person and dont have the patience to wrench , i get frustrated and end up breaking equipment or throwing a wrench lol
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