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oldtanker
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:07 pm    Post subject: M discovery! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Went to add antifreeze to my M today. Tried to start it, and it always starts.......as long as there is gas in it Embarassed Embarassed . Added a couple of gallons and it fired right up Shocked

Violated one of my rules of life.......if you keep the top half full the bottom never runs dry!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:39 pm    Post subject: Re: M discovery! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Yepper, been there .......keep my gas gauge hanging on a nail in the garage..........24 in piece of 5/16 dowel rod, anything below 2 inches is time to fill up.
Nothing quite as embarassing as hoofing it back with a gas can........THAT's when EVERYONE seems to stop and ask if they can help.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:22 pm    Post subject: Re: M discovery! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

rhtx55 wrote:
(quoted from post at 18:39:01 10/10/12) Yepper, been there .......keep my gas gauge hanging on a nail in the garage..........24 in piece of 5/16 dowel rod, anything below 2 inches is time to fill up.
Nothing quite as embarassing as hoofing it back with a gas can........THAT's when EVERYONE seems to stop and ask if they can help.


This was just settinghere in the yard. Drove the golf cart (knee saving device) over to where I store the cans at......


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:02 am    Post subject: Re: M discovery! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Yeah and don't forget Rule #2; Stop a minute, look at what you're about to do, and don't pour the antifreeze where the gas goes. And vicey-versey.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:46 am    Post subject: Re: M discovery! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I find my M is greedy. Every time i check, it needs gas.just like my 982 Cub cadet. I guess they are my favorite tractor to use. Kent
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:33 am    Post subject: Re: M discovery! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Did the same with my 240U yesterday. Hadn't been started for a few weeks and it had 1/2 tank when I used it last. It was sitting where someone could have siphoned it pretty easily, but I think the needle must not be seating in the carb. Has never leaked down before. Shut the valve off when I was done yesterday, guess I need to get in the habit of turning it off. I also have a battery cut-off switch so something doesn't drain the battery.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:04 pm    Post subject: Re: M discovery! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Oh man did that happen to me this summer. Got my 8N out with almost stale gas....figured I would run the gas out of it and put fresh in. It of course ran out next to the road.......the farthest point from my truck with the fresh gas. LOL!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:59 am    Post subject: Re: M discovery! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

kennell wrote:
(quoted from post at 04:46:40 10/11/12) I find my M is greedy. Every time i check, it needs gas.just like my 982 Cub cadet. I guess they are my favorite tractor to use. Kent
Yea I think that when really making it work the M was pretty thirsty.

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