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Starting my new Cub.

Postby LRiddle » Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:06 pm

Ok, so I've bought my first Cub, and I pick it up Saturday. I've been reading back through the forum getting tips and advice trying to familiarize myself with the cub and I keep seeing talk of priming the oil pump. From what I gather in the manual, it says to do it when the tractor has been sitting for an extended period of time. So how long is that extended period? My tractor, as far as I know, has been sitting for 2 weeks. Should I prime it, or will it be ok?
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Re: Starting my new Cub.

Postby EZ » Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:19 pm

I think you will be good.
2 years sitting, maybe.
Congrats on the new iron.
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Re: Starting my new Cub.

Postby LRiddle » Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:20 pm

Oh, there definitely will be pictures.
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Re: Starting my new Cub.

Postby Eugene » Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:21 pm

2 weeks, the oil pump shouldn't have lost it's prime.

However, remove the oil filter cover. Crank the engine over with out starting it. Down a bit, inside the oil filter housing, towards the front of the tractor is an opening. Check for oil being pumped into the oil filter when cranking over the engine. If you see oil, you are good to go.

After initial start up, watch the oil pressure gauge. The gauge should start to register shortly after start up and then slowly advance toward the high oil pressure mark. This process may take 20 or 30 seconds.
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Re: Starting my new Cub.

Postby EZ » Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:27 pm

Also.... observe the manual and fill the fan hub bearing area as per the instructions.
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Re: Starting my new Cub.

Postby LRiddle » Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:25 pm

Thanks for the tips.
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