Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:18 pm
Smarg wrote:Drained the gas tank, the reservoir trap underneath and changed the fuel filter (a generic in-line type)
Smarg wrote:It actually runs now for only about 3-4 seconds then stops.
Smarg wrote:Yes, made sure I turned the little petcock back on underneath the tank.
Smarg wrote:The oil was really dark and old looking...gotta change it when I find out how.
Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:25 pm
Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:33 am
Barnyard wrote:The metering jet is the hex head found on the side near the bottom. Take it out and run a thin copper (soft) wire through it and shoot some carb cleaner through it.
Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:37 am
Smarg wrote:I just wish I had one of you Cub "Graybeards" here
Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:43 am
Remember what I said before about taking a bit of time and reading the Owner's Manual?? All the answers are right there. Now mind you, no one minds answering the questions, it does help us learn to explain things better. But reading the manual will help retention of the information. Course, just trying to help.
Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:29 am
First there is not fuel filter aside from the fuel sediment bowl c/w screen and the carburetor inlet screen. This is a gravity feed system and unless an in-line filter is set up perfectly, it will restrict the flow of fuel to the carb and will cause the:
Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:28 am
Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:49 pm
Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:43 pm
Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:56 pm
Smarg wrote: I can't find any psi numbers on the sides of the tires. I'm assuming they are tube. What is a good pressure?
Smarg wrote:are the rear tires liquid or air filled?
Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:56 pm
beaconlight wrote:You know I never looked for that number but when they were full it is evident they are no longer half flat. I never wanted them to soft or too hard. I just use good ole common sense. I probable use around 28/30 lb. OOPs are AG tires or not?
Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:17 pm
Smarg wrote:Thanks! How far do you live from WA state?
Smarg wrote:Yes Rudi, I know, I know. I've read every page you guys put on this thread. One of these days I'm going to the library and print the thing off.
Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:43 pm
Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:12 pm
Rudi wrote:Smarg wrote:Thanks! How far do you live from WA state?
From Mapquest : 51 hrs 50 mins / 5299.21 kilometres My Place to Your TownSmarg wrote:Yes Rudi, I know, I know. I've read every page you guys put on this thread. One of these days I'm going to the library and print the thing off.
I don't bother printing pages off anymore - I have one of my old laptops in the pole barn. When I need to check something, I fire it up and there it is. Also, it is wireless sort of - so I can log on at times. .... Printing it off will be useful, but if you have a printer at home, I would suggest just printing the relevant pages that you need at the time to take to the barn with you.
Sorry if I sound like a broken record ... but .. hey, Em and I raised us up 5 kids -- it sort of gets ingrained ifn you know what I mean
I am glad you got her running. Feels good doesn't it to be able to accomplish that. Especially for those of us who are not mechanics, it really is an awesome feeling to be able to learn new skills. Now as you go along, you will be refreshing those skills and in time it will all be second nature.
Have a look at this when you get some time : How To Upgrade A Cub Fuel System
Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:14 pm
danovercash wrote:Push on the center of the valve stem, with stem most anywhere other than 12:00 and you will know if they are loaded! Always air up loaded tires at 12:00. Tubeless tires can be loaded, but usually not. Be wary of calcium chloride, it will rust out the rims if it gets out of the tube. Once you learn to tell the difference in stems you will know if a tire is tubeless, as some tubeless tires may be running tubes. Also loaded tires ride different, less bounce.