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  • tractors 310-8
    518h 48 inch s/d
    418A rescue 48 inch s / d
    36 inch tiller
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  1. I finally got a chance to work on this between monsoons it came right apart right now this is the donor engine if the repairs to the original don't work it appears to be a compatible block to transplant the internals from 418 engine in should the jb weld repairs to the block not hold.I am close to the test run on that this weekend. If it holds up I will probably find a way to mothball the spare and keep it for future emergency Many thanks for the input and links to the manual. This is truly the best forum of any sort. Ernie
  2. Nope the guys at Napa said use the original stuff and I remember using it for my chain saw and it still is good
  3. Just an update on this I finally got a chance to get it cleaned up in between monsoons and found about 5 more pinhole spots in the same area the first coat of jb weld got them I got the biggest hole covered today so hopefully the 3rd coat will finish it up tomorrow I am shooting for a Friday test run thanks again for the input
  4. Not wanting to destroy a perfectly good block I am going to ask what works to separate the engine halves. I have all the bolts out and it shows no inclination to move in any direction
  5. If you have oil in the air cleaner check the pressure relief assembly located on the front right side of the engine facing it alao the crankcase vents can get clogged that was one of my oil leak disasters on the 518h
  6. Thanks all for the input jbweld is one of the thoughts I had. I guess I should get busy tearing it down to be sure that there is no other problems I will keep you posted. Ernie
  7. So last week I finally put the m18 together to swap out the onan in the 518h everything went smoothly and it ran really nice until the oil started to shoot out of the side by the oil filter cover. At first I thought it was the gasket then I saw the 3/16 hole between the oil dipstick and filter what can I use to patch that? The block is aluminum and is somewhat corroded and pitted there . Any ideas
  8. Thanks Ed I'll check it out. Ernie
  9. Has anyone ever found any supplier of pulleys for the 48 inch side discharge deck toro #s 110146 &110147 like napa or online?
  10. I am with Sylvan Lake you are unfortunately out of our normal travel range. The hood really looks great
  11. I bought my 310-8 new in 1987 it looks a lot rougher than most of the ones shown but it still runs like new I used it all last summer mowing with the 48 inch deck if I can get the 518h to be that reliable after I change the engine I will be a happy man. I'm pretty sure that it has over 2000 hours on it at least
  12. Thanks all for the answer to my post on the same subject now I just have to figure out how to get the thing home, and find a rich uncle Billy to pay for it
  13. Does anyone know if a 6-9633 model dozer blade will fit 300/400/500 series tractors
  14. That one has been on C/L for about a year my thoughts are if you can't hear it run and the deck is not perfect it is not worth more than you already offered him. Too many possibilities for things to be wrong.
  15. The biggest difference between the two is the atf has a lot of detergent additives in it. It is primarily a lubricant just like the regular oil and has been used as hydraulic fluid for many applications. Automatic transmissions are operated by hydraulic pumps much the same as our tractors just smaller and more complex