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    518h 48 inch s/d
    418A rescue 48 inch s / d
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  1. 520H Not Getting Fuel

    Pull the gas cap then try it .
  2. A salute to the good old twin Kohlers

    As for oil filter it ends up behind belt guard making it a real pain to change if you regularly change the oil the need for the filter is moot. Previous owners that abuse these tractors are everywhere my 518 was obviously well cared for by it' original owner but the 2nd one all but destroyed the Onan
  3. 312-8

    Try taking the gas cap off I just had one with a plugged vent if it runs with no cap it's only 7 or 8 bucks. Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater it's something simple those magnum singles rarely go down for no reason
  4. 520 Onan Problems

    I am pretty sure that they are the same. The problem is that the air flow is bad on that cylinder leading to the failure . There are many posts here about ventilating that belt guard that will help a lot
  5. Fitting the cutting deck

    You can make one with 2 1/4inch pipe elbows 1 90degree and a 45 would work well I used to fabricate all sorts of them when I did power washing commercially the easiest is to use street ells (the ones with male threads on one end and female on the other )
  6. New Old Owner!

    Welcome and wow what a nice horse ad you are right if you take care of it you will only need to find someone to leave it to
  7. What happened to my horse

    Just a fyi I learned from my dad nearly 50 years ago that a dime is the exact thickness to set points if you have no tools. I saw him set up a dual point Chrysler distributor with said dime ,a screwdriver and pair of pliers and it ran better than what a so called mechanic and a high tech tune up scope could do.
  8. “JackRabbit”—Caleb’s 418-C

    Yup it's normally about 90 degrees. Looks good once you get the electrical gremlins figured out it's going to be a beast
  9. Sparky in deep

    It's ok to get stuck when you are out horseing around that's fun. What I hate is when you're out working and minding your own business and the frost goes out of the ground while you are trying to get a half ton of firewood up to the yard and get stuck 3 times each requiring unloading and reloading said firewood
  10. Christmas snow plowing

    Just a random thought on front tires if you could find the same tread as snowblower tires use I bet they would grab pretty good
  11. Need Advice

    One thing to check is pull the air cleaner and look at the oil also thatslotted hood let's a lot of water in the carb
  12. 520 Wheel Horse Buy or pass?

    That's not an early 520 notice the Toro decals I think maybe mid 90's
  13. Onan p220 head gasket

    Check the drain hole in the valve sump as well as the pressure relief ball and spring getting to the relief is kind of a pain but is probably the culprit.
  14. Little hole big problem

    Just a quick update so far I have had 2 scary oil issues, the first one was the oil filter started leaking right away so that led to scrapping the addition of an oil filter, the second came last week while mowing and I had oil going everywhere I looked at the repair and it was good but I had oil all over again after some closer inspection I found the oil pressure switch had worked loose. When it rains it pours. But 3 more hours of mowing and the oil is still full
  15. Little hole big problem

    I finally got the 518h put back together and mowed for about 3 hours. So far no smoke, oil leaks, scary noises or such like. Not claiming success but so far it's working