Re: [MBZ] Mower head gasket update

2015-08-15 Thread Mitch Haley via Mercedes


 On August 15, 2015 at 8:49 AM Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
 mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
 
 
 My neighbor gave it to me because it was burning oil.

I've got one of those. MTD with 15hp single cylinder Briggs. 
He said he had to take a bath after mowing because of the oil cloud condensing
on him.
Then when the starter died, he bought a new Husqvarna by AYP.
I was going to replace the starter and sell it until he told me how badly it
smoked. 
It's about the same vintage (22 years old) as my MTD that's identical except
mine has a wider 
deck and a twin cylinder engine. So the 15hp is just a parts machine, but it was
free.
My only complaint is I bought a $50 battery a month before he gave me the spare
tractor. 

Mitch. 

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Re: [MBZ] Mower head gasket update

2015-08-15 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
My neighbor gave it to me because it was burning oil.

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 On Aug 14, 2015, at 10:00 PM, Max Dillon via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com 
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 That's great, this was the mower you got cheap, right?  
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 Charleston SC
 '87 300TD
 '95 E300
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Re: [MBZ] Mower head gasket update

2015-08-15 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
Well I did cut with it once before I tore it down. It cut way better with dull 
blades than my other MTD made 46 mower cuts with brand new high dollar fancy 
blades on it.

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 On Aug 15, 2015, at 11:39 AM, Max Dillon via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com 
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 Nice!  Let us know how it cuts.
 
 My lot is only about a quarter acre, I've got a push mower that lasted 
 fifteen years now.  Finally put on a new blade this summer, and I think it 
 may finally be time to overhaul the carburetor, but this thing just keeps 
 going.  Yard Machine with a Briggs  Stratton motor.
 -- 
 Max Dillon
 Charleston SC
 '87 300TD
 '95 E300
 
 On August 15, 2015 8:49:24 AM EDT, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes 
 mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
 My neighbor gave it to me because it was burning oil.
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] Mower head gasket update

2015-08-15 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Nice!  Let us know how it cuts.

My lot is only about a quarter acre, I've got a push mower that lasted fifteen 
years now.  Finally put on a new blade this summer, and I think it may finally 
be time to overhaul the carburetor, but this thing just keeps going.  Yard 
Machine with a Briggs  Stratton motor.
-- 
Max Dillon
Charleston SC
'87 300TD
'95 E300

On August 15, 2015 8:49:24 AM EDT, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes 
mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
My neighbor gave it to me because it was burning oil.



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Re: [MBZ] Mower head gasket update

2015-08-15 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
We've also got a quarter acre. I cut it with a 1965 Snapper 308X rear engine 
rider that my great uncle Paris bought in 1967. It'd been owned by a golf 
course before that, they traded it in, the equipment shop re-powered it and he 
used it until he died in 1989. After his death it got pushed under a spruce 
tree on the farm until I retrieved it in 2008. I re-powered it with an engine 
from an '88 Snapper rear engine rider in 2009 and have cut the grass with it 
ever since. Its even still got one original 1965 tire on it.
Probably needs a new blade and rubber drive whatsis but otherwise its great.
-Curt
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Nice!  Let us know how it cuts.

My lot is only about a quarter acre, I've got a push mower that lasted fifteen 
years now.  Finally put on a new blade this summer, and I think it may finally 
be time to overhaul the carburetor, but this thing just keeps going.  Yard 
Machine with a Briggs  Stratton motor.
-- 
Max Dillon
Charleston SC
'87 300TD
'95 E300



On August 15, 2015 8:49:24 AM EDT, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes 
mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
My neighbor gave it to me because it was burning oil.



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Re: [MBZ] Mower head gasket update

2015-08-14 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Congrats on the repair. If the grass is growing there like it is here,
you'll be bailing hay . . .

On Fri, Aug 14, 2015 at 6:44 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes 
mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:

 I finally got the motor put back together a few days ago and it fired up
 and ran. Wow. Problem was it was pouring oil out the passenger side. Crap.
 I took a few things back off today and discovered a bolt I had put in the
 bottom of the head that holds a baffle on was slightly too small and was
 not tightened. Corrected that issue, put everything back together again,
 fired it back up and it runs great with no oil leaks and no oil vapor
 blowing out the vent hole in the valve cover like before. Looks like we are
 in business. I have not mowed the yard over here since before July 4th
 because other mower is at other house and I did not want to haul it back
 and forth.

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Re: [MBZ] Mower head gasket update

2015-08-14 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
That's great, this was the mower you got cheap, right?  
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Charleston SC
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'95 E300
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