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Old 03-13-2010, 07:00 PM
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Cant wait to see it when your done with it! Those are tough mowers, built to last.
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Old 03-13-2010, 07:32 PM
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same but it looks fine to me so why did u take it apart
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Old 03-13-2010, 07:36 PM
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that thing is a dinosaur. I used to tow a trailer behind my brontosauras with that on the back.
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Old 03-13-2010, 08:06 PM
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cant wait to see it when its all finished. i got the same mower just newer
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Old 03-14-2010, 04:25 PM
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The engine paint is the rustoleum high temp spray paint. . than the green that will be on the frame is just regular green paint.. is there anyway that i can take the nuts and bolts and soak them in something to get rid of the paint and grease.
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:09 PM
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Did some cleaning on the engine.. what you see all over the engine is the fluid film to see if it will keep some of that grease and gunk offf..everything looks good inside the engine.


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Old 03-14-2010, 11:07 PM
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YES!! keep us posted!!

I have the exact same mower with a plastic belt cove and diff castors, Its mMy first one aswell, I really need it this season but i plan on doing the same thing.. tearing it down and rebuilding it at the end of the year.. there great mowers, cut wonderfull. ill be using it till i retire lol..

Ps, if you didnt know you can print the whole parts,teardown and owners manual off the bobcat website if you needed part #'s for anything
Whats the model number for yours.. mine got scratched off and i can't find it.
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Old 03-15-2010, 03:36 AM
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mine is a xm4803. its pretty much the exact same as yours,

as far as cleaning up the nuts and bolts, your best bet would just be to hit them with the wire wheel..if they have alot of rust on them you can dip them in muriatic acid for a few seconds and it will eat it and the plating off down to the plain steal..you can get it at any hardware store for cheep its used to clean concrete.. probaly wont take the paint off though.. i wouldnt soak it for too just dip till its al off..

another option would be to call up local plater, if you can find a small mom and pop place tell them you need a small lot of random screws plated and are paying cash they might only charge you 30 bucks and that would be a killer finishing touch..i used to work in the fastener industry very closely with a plater. and he would do little random handfull lots for people for next to nothing, call around you might get lucky..

just ask for price on strip and white zinc...strip and zinc yellow... if you want that yellow tine
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Old 03-16-2010, 09:53 PM
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Ok so quick update ive gotten pretty far and painted a bunch of parts but im stuck on getting the gearbox out.. i cant see any alen bolts or anything..






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Old 03-16-2010, 10:23 PM
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i wanna clean that thing out and i need to change the gasket (number 19 2nd diagram)
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