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  1. Having recently become a member with a 520H I now have added a 312/8. From the model number I believe it to be a 1988 (E1-12K801) Bought sight un-seen other than photos so I am checking it out with no experience. Transmission oil is a bit iffy in colour but probably not water contaminated. one axle oil seal is leaking and the transmission makes a bit of noise. Does the clutch idler tend to make a noise. I cant see any reference to lubrication in the manual (only the parts manual available from Toro for this model number) but checking on the user manual for model number 73363) Did read a topic which referred to a heavy duty idler which could be this https://smallenginepartsdepot.com/heavy-duty_v-idler__toro_95-7668.html Any info appreciated. Cheers Arthur
  2. Vacuum oil removal

    Thank you all for your repies. I will get some of the loctite mentioned and give it a try. If that fails I migjht try one of the quick drain taps as there would be less lenght to resist vibration and if all else fails it might come down to a drain plug. I guess that its not that onerous to unbolt the motor once a year if the drain threads are not up to keeping the remote drain tube secure. I take the point of the never being sure of getting all the old oil with the vac tube, even if you reverse up a slope with one back wheel to tip the oil forward and towards the dip stick corner. I have bought a new filter and will next have to decide what the best oil is. My other mowers etc all get Groundforce SAE30 Use above 0 centigrade colder than that and they hide in the shed! The oil meets the API SF in the manual but I have seen discussions regarding synthetic oil. Cheers Arthur.
  3. Vacuum oil removal

    Hello all. As a new Wheel Horse owner I am in at the deep end. I have a nice clean looking 520H and hastvarted to discover a few things. One is that part are a bit more dicult to come by in England and another is that I have a fairly large oil leak. At first I looked at the forums and concluded that it was probably the filter adapter gasket (so have managed to order one) but today have found that it is possibly only a very loose niple in the oil pan. I was wondering if any one has simply put another bung in the oil drain hole which would solve any vibration issues in the future and then use a vacuum oil removal down the dip stick tube come oil change time. Also on a previous thread someone (lynnmor) said that they used high strength thread locker. What make and spec might that be? Enough of my ramble. I look forward to any replies. Arthur