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Wheel Horse 416-8 with Onan p216

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Rob R

Afternoon gentlemen friend of mine's father passed after a long illness, and he is now the owner of his Wheel Horse 416-8 with the Onan P216.  He wants to sell it to me as he has other tractors. I never owned and Onan Machine what advice can you give me. It has been in storage for 5 years and of course according to him "ran when parked" Has 365 hours on it. Thanks in advance going to look at it this Wednesday.  

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Basically a new tractor.  Do an immediate oil change and replace air, fuel and oil filters.  Be sure that the rubber gasket is installed around the oil filter.  While the oil filter is off, inspect inside to see if the cooling fins are clean.  Of course there is many other things to do and we can get to that after you do the basics.

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As you can imagine, “been in storage” can be very open ended. I went to look at one that had “been in storage for a few years” and it turned out it was stored in a barn on a dirt floor. That presents a whole different set of possible problems. There was not much rust on the outside of the sheet metal but there was a lot on the inside.

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