I bought this MT many years ago when I was in high school (2003) and used it for a number of years till the insulator broke in the distributor and so I parked it till I could find a new one. fast forward about 5 years later. I have finally gotten my cubs(that's right more than one) done so back to the JD to mow about 5 acres with the #5 mower that came with it.
the biggest thing that I am worried about after the tractor has sat is the oil pump loosing prime. I have checked and the motor is free and the oil looks good(I am going to change it anyway). what is the best way to ensure prime? I have a new filter so I thought about pulling off the filter and squirting oil down the passage much like I did on one of my cubs. will this work? I am just trying to avoid damage to the motor because it was running great when I parked it
any help would be great. and of course a picture