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  1. Dakota

    Wheel horse 310-8

    @The Gmanthe only spot for a bulb on my dash is for the oil sensor, the bulb is gone though and there wasn’t any wiring. I’ll check the engine when I get home though
  2. Dakota

    Wheel horse 310-8

    @The Gmanhow would I check to see if it’s been disconnected? Also while we’re talking about wiring, there is a small silver bottom the dash that says “test” above t. It looks to be connected into the lights. What is this button for?
  3. Dakota

    Wheel horse 310-8

    @pfrederiit doesn’t bother, I just wanted to make sure it wouldn’t cause further harm to the engine. The working hour letter shows 1900 hours so it’s defiantly worn.
  4. Dakota

    Wheel horse 310-8

    @ebinmainethanks for the info! As far as it smoking, it’s not just a couple puffs. I smokes quite a bit for a good 1-2 minutes. It’s also white smoke not blue as black as you would expect if it were burning oil.
  5. Dakota

    Wheel horse 310-8

    @pfrederithanks for the info. I need the ignition system was different since this one has solid state. The reason I asked if there were any differences is because it smokes on startup and it appears to leak a small amount of oil from the head so it going to get a new gasket. I couldn’t find very many for the magnum but I found a lot for the k241 and didn’t know if it would work for mine.
  6. Dakota

    Wheel horse 310-8

    So after selling my 73’ 8hp no name for $800 (I didn’t want to sell it but for that price I was happy too 😁), I bought a 310-8. I don’t know much about the newer ones so any info on it would be great. First off, how durable is the trans? I know it only has the 1in axle but I was hoping I could still tow some pretty heavy trailers with it, second it has the Kohler Magnum 10. What is the difference between the magnum and the older k241? And 3rd, it runs great at high rpms but when I lower the throttle it dies after idleing for about 25-30seconds. Over all I’m pretty happy with it so far and I noticed a HUGE difference between the 10hp and my previous 8hp. Using the 42in deck that came with it, it mowed great even in some pretty tall stuff. I’ll include a few pics that the previous owner had in his ad and add some more later when I get off work.
  7. My 73’ no name has the same thing, except it’s missing a few of the parts seen in his pic. The PO just ran a new fuel line straight from the tank to the pump so I’m not sure how it’s suppose to be setup.
  8. Dakota

    8 speed input shaft bearing

    @stevasaurus thank you for the info! The shaft only has less than 1/16in of play so it’s not to bad. My axle shafts have the same amount of play as well. Is it normal to them to move side to side a very tiny amount or is that the symptoms of a failing bearing?
  9. Dakota

    8 speed input shaft bearing

    @pfrederithank you for the link! Would it cause any long term damage to keep using my tractor until I order the bearings?
  10. Dakota

    Weird looking snow blade

    Thanks for the info everyone! I think I just pass on the blade and find one made for model of tractor since there are a lot for sale around me. @953 nut I believe they are 12”, there are wheel horse brand as well
  11. Dakota

    Weird looking snow blade

    @gwest_ca Would it fit my 73’ medium frame? I can get the blade and a set of wheel weights for $90
  12. Does anyone have any info as to what model this blade was designed for or how rare they are? I’ve never seen one like this before. They guy said it raises and lowers by a triangular piece connected to the deck lift lever pushing a brass colored rod to the front pivot point. He said he even has the original owners manual.
  13. Hello everyone, while I was changing the oil seals on my 8 speed trans I noticed the input shaft had some up and down play. Is this normal or do I need to replace the bearing? If I do need to replace it, where would I get the bearing and how hard is it to replace?
  14. Dakota

    73’ 8hp 8spd

    Out of the past month I’ve owned this tractor I have been VERY impressed with the power it has considering it’s size and small 8hp engine. Today I was even more impressed when I moved this trailer loaded with 2 mowers each weighing around 500lbs each plus the trailer weight. Overall I would guess the loaded trailer weights around 1700-1800lbs. Even in 3rd gear it pulled this trailer uphill without trouble, it even stopped it without to much trouble. This is same tractor that I made a thread about around a month ago that I got for $100, even after the upgrades and a few accessories i just picked up last week (a snow blower, deck, and rear grader blade) im still only into it about $500. I would like like to thank everyone who has helped me along with this, from electrical issues to putting in a different trans you guys have had an answer for everything!
  15. Yes I pretty positive it’s a wheel horse blade, it says wheel horse on the front of it. @CasualObserver