Re: Coolant & Starting issues in 185

Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:41 pm

BigBill,
You mention a cub cadet starter. I was told that a cub cadet starter spins the wrong way to use on a numbered cub.


Tom

Re: Coolant & Starting issues in 185

Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:20 pm

I don't think I need a different starter in any case, since I took the belt off and used degreaser on the pulleys and belt it has enough grip to start correctly.

I ordered the clutch bolt and clutch brake buttons this morning so hopefully they'll be here tomorrow.

Re: Coolant & Starting issues in 185

Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:18 pm

The clutch bolt is just a bolt, nothing special about it. The springs are also not a critical size. Something close to the original size will work.
This bolt is for the clutch brake. The clutch should work and the tractor start with or without that bolt.

For the steam and antifreeze coming out the radiator:

This is a pressurized system and may show some steam if the cap is removed when hot. As Rudi posted the radiator fluid level should be 2 inches below the neck, this will place the level approximately 1/2 way up the outlet pipe. For a thermosiphon to work there has to be a complete fluid connection between the radiator and the engine. Too low and you will get a Mr. Coffee style cooling system, the engine will overheat, make steam, the steam will blast a slug of water out the outlet pipe into the radiator, and over and over. Too high and nothing bad will happen, the excess will just drain out the overflow. If you have filled correctly and it still is producing steam then clean the fins, radiator, block as Eugene suggested.

Re: Coolant & Starting issues in 185

Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:48 am

How do I replace the clutch buttons? I have them but I don't see how they're "easy" to replace.

Edit: Nevermind got it!
Last edited by coledog188 on Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:06 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Re: Coolant & Starting issues in 185

Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:05 pm

coledog188 wrote:How do I replace the clutch buttons? I have them but I don't see how they're "easy" to replace.
Bottom of the bracket (arm assembly brake) holding the clutch buttons - remove the pin. If that's a problem remove the two bolts holding the clutch brake retainer, then remove the pin.

Since you are working on the clutch brake bolt - you have 98% of the task of replacing the buttons completed.

Parts manual will normally show how things are assembled.