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  1. Did you check the chain tension after running it without snow? It sounds as if it lost tension, or you have too many links in the chain.
  2. shallowwatersailor

    Dumbbell weights as wheelweights, anybody tries?

    Here is a photo of my former 5xi. I used dumbell weights on the 518xi which is closest to the camera. I bought the brackets from a vendor on eBay with a 1" shaft. The advantage was that I could start with smaller weights on the inside of the rim graduating to larger ones outside the wheel. To hold them in place, I used a 1" locking collar and ground a flat onto the shaft for the set screw.
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    417a info needed

    Another way to check the transmission and transaxle is to place it against a curb. It should spin the tires on the asphalt/concrete.
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    Nice looking lines!
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    1987 314-A Hydrostat Oil Requirements

    See the drawing on page 7. http://www.eaton.com/ecm/groups/public/@pub/@eaton/@hyd/documents/content/pll_1616.pdf
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    1987 314-A Hydrostat Oil Requirements

    You could use a turkey baster to draw it off. There actually is a drain plug on the transmission but difficult to find. The transaxle has its own oil sump with a drain plug underneath. It should be a 1/4" allen head plug.The transaxle uses 10W-30 motor oil. With regards to the backfire, each time it does backfire it affects the muffler. It will eventually split. On the Kohler 5xi tractors, a shutdown procedure to prevent backfires was to allow it to idle down and then give it full throttle while turning the ignition off.
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    Happy Birthday Oliver2-44

    Happy Birthday, Jim!
  8. shallowwatersailor

    what index handle should I use

    I have bought two of them used from a dealer. Cheaper than new.
  9. shallowwatersailor

    A Sobering Day

    We will be thinking of Mark and your family, Ed. He will be in our prayers..
  10. shallowwatersailor

    Happy Birthday Terry; AKA Vinylguy

    Happy Birthday, Terry!
  11. shallowwatersailor

    Happy Birthday Lane!!

    Happy Birthday!
  12. shallowwatersailor

    So...Who got this deal???

    Sounds like a responsible seller. However he should have told you sooner that you were fourth to respond.
  13. shallowwatersailor

    Happy Birthday Stevasaurus

    Happy Birthday, Steve!
  14. shallowwatersailor

    Kubota Parts

    Try this dealer in KY. They traditionally have beaten local dealers on sales (even adding in truck delivery) and may do the same on parts. http://barlowequipment.com/
  15. shallowwatersailor

    520xi snowblower

    I'm originally from Illinois and use to spend summers when I was a kid in Durand. My step-son currently lives in Ashland so I am familiar with your snow conditions. I never have had a two-stage snowblower for a 5xi but given the fact that you don't have PS might be a drawback. One thing I will suggest is not to use ags. I bought my 523Dxi with a pair of loaded ags installed. Because they were loaded, I thought that they would provide decent traction. I kept them on the first season but had to be careful with loss of traction at times. Turfs with metal chains ( because you have gravel) would be the best. Another improvement would be to install a wider skid shoe. My single-stage snowthrower had them and I really think they would work even better on gravel. Plus a couple of my videos of thew 523Dxi.