I have a 455 that I inherited from my dad. I ordered a maintenance kit from Green Farm Parts and got to work. When I removed the side panel I honestly missed the sediment bowl when looking to replace the fuel filter because of the dirt and grease. Let me add here, that this newbie to the world of tractors had to go to the manuals and YouTube, but did find it. I've started to wipe it down and blow it off with the air compressor.
As you can see, I can't see into the sediment bowl and even though I've removed a lot of dirt, plenty remains.
So, what's the best way to clean the engine and the bowl? Power wash, a foam cleaning spray? I'm wondering what people here recommend before just jumping in. Is there anything to watch out for?
Thanks for the help.