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Offline Elroy

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Service the Freedom 42
« on: May 07, 2022, 09:59:24 PM »
With the new growing and mowing season upon us, Elroy took the opportunity this week end to service the lawn tractor. First order of business was replacing the old worn out seat. OEM parts are just a little on the $teep side so this generic will work.

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Re: Service the Freedom 42
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2022, 10:02:25 PM »
Pull the deck off and strip off the old worn out belts

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Re: Service the Freedom 42
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2022, 10:06:10 PM »
Scrape off the deck and install some sharp blades. Check blade timing to avoid interference

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Re: Service the Freedom 42
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2022, 10:07:58 PM »
New gauge wheels were in order as well

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Re: Service the Freedom 42
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2022, 10:11:22 PM »
Ready for the season. We'll keep an eye on the clutch anchor pin. It's getting a little thin

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Re: Service the Freedom 42
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2022, 08:31:23 AM »
Good going Elroy! Maintenance is everything on this light duty equipment. I just performed a similar service on my own 15 y/o Craftsman lawn tractor (MTD) last week. Cleaned, oiled, timed, and fixed some rust spots. Good to go!

Good luck with the old girl for the season.

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Re: Service the Freedom 42
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2022, 11:51:05 AM »
 Looks good there Elroy!

Freedom 42???? Must be a story there.
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i was here when the hangout turned into mexican food site!

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Re: Service the Freedom 42
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2022, 11:04:24 PM »
Looks good!

No fluid changes at this time?

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Re: Service the Freedom 42
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2022, 07:28:40 PM »
Ready for the season. We'll keep an eye on the clutch anchor pin. It's getting a little thin
It may be just the picture but Elroy may want to look at that belt?



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Re: Service the Freedom 42
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2022, 09:05:20 PM »

It may be just the picture but Elroy may want to look at that belt?

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Excellent observation. Elroy saw that belt the other day..........along with one of the flat face idler pullies not shown, while the deck was off for service. One can't see it when it's all together.
Those parts are due in later this week.

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Re: Service the Freedom 42
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2022, 11:14:37 AM »

It may be just the picture but Elroy may want to look at that belt?


Excellent observation. Elroy saw that belt the other day..........along with one of the flat face idler pullies not shown, while the deck was off for service. One can't see it when it's all together.
Those parts are due in later this week.
[/quote]I figured he was on top of it, he usually is!

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Re: Service the Freedom 42
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2022, 08:33:10 PM »
closer inspection revealed the transmission fan was shot as well. Access wasn't the easiest until some other parts were removed.

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Re: Service the Freedom 42
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2022, 08:35:39 PM »
rolled it outside for a little cleaning session

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Re: Service the Freedom 42
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2022, 08:39:15 PM »
pulled the battery out. Hang that bitch up

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Re: Service the Freedom 42
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2022, 08:43:07 PM »
Working on clean equipment is much nicer. Even cleaned off the fuel tank.