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Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Frontier-Lawn, May 29, 2005.

  1. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    ok i have to work on my free 36" scag to get it to start. i know i need a new battery. its been siting in the woods over grown with vines for 3 yrs. i has a new motor/ tranny. so what else do i have to do to it to make it start?
     
  2. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Change belts, grease zerks, clean deck and you should be all set.
     
  3. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
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    Dump the old gas out of it. Take the carb off. Remove the blow off the carbs and the needles. Clean everything with carb cleaner. Then put it back together the exact way you took it apart. Make sure the number of turns it took to take the needles out are the same when you put them back in.

    Change the oil. This is a biggie. The oil doesn't go bad, its the additives in the oil that do.
     
  4. battags

    battags LawnSite Senior Member
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    Dont forget any electrical connections, wiring, or safety switches that may have rusted. Check them all out, clean them, and give them a squirt of electrical grease to keep the moisture out.

    Brian
     
  5. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
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  6. smitdavi

    smitdavi LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
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    Check ebay, I think you'll find some there. If your looking for a free one, I'm not sure.
     
  7. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    ok i tryed to wigel it lose it wont budge. how do i pull it out of the woods
     
  8. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
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    Is it still sitting in the woods. Or did you bring it home already. If its still in the woods. Is it on the trailer. If it is hook it up to your truck and tow it away. If its on the ground. Get some rope and tow it out of the woods with your truck.
     
  9. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just hook a rope to it, hitch the rope to your trailer hitch, and pull it free, or better yet, get a chainsaw, cut the vines, and then drag it out after slashing a path through the vines. Also, I'd recommend putting new tires on it,or tubes if it has any in the tires. just to prevent any issues arising from dryrotting rubber. Also replace the rubber fuel lines if there are any. anything thats rubber and carries any pressure, replace it now or it'll cost you later.
     
  10. battags

    battags LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks,
    Brian
     

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