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Re: Cub died while mowing the yard

Postby Dirtdoc74 » Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:00 pm

It runs!

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Re: Cub died while mowing the yard

Postby Dirtdoc74 » Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:30 am

Summarizing this thread: cub died due to fan hub freezing up because of no oil. I was able to get it freed up by adding oil and enough applied hand force to get it spinning. When it stopped running the owner left it outside for what I think may have been a few months. A couple valves got stuck causing poor compression. Soaking in oil freed them up. I thought pulling the cub would help free valves. Solid idea, poor execution since I ripped the front wheels right off. I believe there was previous unseen damage, so I may have save myself trouble down the road. New ignition parts and it’s off and running. Now to work it. :)

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Re: Cub died while mowing the yard

Postby Waif » Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:51 pm

Alright!
Hey , you're getting to know that Cub pretty well anyways...
Enjoy your seat time ; in motion!

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Re: Cub died while mowing the yard

Postby Clemsonfor » Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:55 pm

Good work!

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Re: Cub died while mowing the yard

Postby Dirtdoc74 » Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:34 pm

Put a few oz of seafoam in the gas and engine oil. Started easy mowing the yard to get things warmed up. After 15 minutes of easy work I went to my garden, which never got planted, and really gave it a work out for half hour. Purrs really nice and seems to have good power. It’s going to be a really nice tractor for someone.

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Re: Cub died while mowing the yard

Postby Clemsonfor » Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:39 pm

Dirtdoc74 wrote:Put a few oz of seafoam in the gas and engine oil. Started easy mowing the yard to get things warmed up. After 15 minutes of easy work I went to my garden, which never got planted, and really gave it a work out for half hour. Purrs really nice and seems to have good power. It’s going to be a really nice tractor for someone.

So your flipping it, not keeping it?

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Re: Cub died while mowing the yard

Postby Dirtdoc74 » Sun Sep 19, 2021 4:32 pm

I enjoy the challenge of fixing the problem. I enjoy gardening and driveway grading with them but 3 will do me. I've been sorta upgrading cubs. Now I have about 5 to let go. And some implements. I've been trying to figure out best way to liquidate. Everyone has been so helpful and kind I'd like to see them go to folks who might need and enjoy and not look to "flip" it. Advice appreciated.

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Re: Cub died while mowing the yard

Postby Eskimotom » Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:44 pm

Thanks for the real world problem solution thread. Learned a lot.
Richmond/Cold Spring, MN

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Re: Cub died while mowing the yard

Postby Clemsonfor » Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:14 pm

Dirtdoc74 wrote:I enjoy the challenge of fixing the problem. I enjoy gardening and driveway grading with them but 3 will do me. I've been sorta upgrading cubs. Now I have about 5 to let go. And some implements. I've been trying to figure out best way to liquidate. Everyone has been so helpful and kind I'd like to see them go to folks who might need and enjoy and not look to "flip" it. Advice appreciated.

I know what you mean, I got my first one last year, it was my grandfather's. I now want a second one for some reason. I don't need one or really have a purpose for one other than not having to swap stuff around. They are addictive.


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