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    New to me x485 w/62" deck

    Well here she is. I picked it up this morning.
    It is leaking some antifreeze on the front side of the engine. Which i knew before i purchased it. I am assuming it is the water pump and will be replacing it and the thermostat if it has one. And also replacing the coolant temp sensor.
    It also needs a tail light which i got included with the tractor. I just dont know what bulbs it uses as they are both gone.
    I will find out more this weekend when i get to dig into this new toy.
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    Nice. I also like your trailer.
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    Sweet!! You will like that -- it is a real mowing machine!

    I see evidence of the standard "duct tape tail light retainer" on your fender. My high hour X495 had both tail lights messed up when I got it, so I replaced them both with new assemblies from GreenFarmParts. Therefore I am not too sure about the bulb part number...but JDParts.com should help you find it.

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    ...and with the new light assemblies
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    ...by the way, I found WD 40 Took off the duct tape adhesive without scratching the plastic finish...
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    Thanks guys.
    The trailer is an alumaline i think is how you spell it. The ramp on the back is the only thing i would change if i could.
    It bucks wind pretty bad empty and would be nice if it would fold forward.
    I got a good deal on it because of a few of the issues.
    I paid $3500 for it and it has 935 hrs. From a jd dealer. It also came with a brand new in the box seat and tail light assembly.



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    [QUOTE=cumminsmannow;139049]Thanks guys.
    The trailer is an alumaline i think is how you spell it. The ramp on the back is the only thing i would change if i could.
    It bucks wind pretty bad empty and would be nice if it would fold forward.
    I got a good deal on it because of a few of the issues.
    I paid $3500 for it and it has 935 hrs. From a jd dealer. It also came with a brand new in the box seat and tail light assembly. /QUOTE]

    Thanks.
    Darn, I was really liking the tail gate. The tail gate is what caught my eye.
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    They make 2 designs. This is the better of the 2. The other one doesnt fold in half and really bucks wind!
    I want to move the hinge up a little on the back so you could fold it over flat on the trailer for empty or short loads.
    I get 1.5-2mpg better mileage with a tractor on the trailer than i do empty.


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    So i popped the hood off to check out the coolant leak and this is what i found.
    There is a weep hole in the aluminum housing on the front of the engine by the muffler. Is this just the water pump or do i need to go deeper?
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    New to me x485 w/62" deck

    So looking at a parts schematic im a little confused as to exactly what i should order.
    Im thinking the 37 and 41 seals should get the coolant out of the weep hole area.
    What have you guys experienced?
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    Not sure but you may get better info at JD parts. They have the full parts description and pictures.

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    I had to change my pump as well when I first got my 485. It is item #46 in your pic and the PN is AM134586. Get some good quality RTV sealant and download the Kawasaki service manual from the internet or get the X485 service manual which will serve you well. It took me abt 3 hours total to change mine. Just take your time and make a cardboard plate to put the bolts through to keep track of them as there are 3 different sizes if I remember correctly.
    You did diagnose the problem properly, it is just the pump that needs to be replaced.
    BTW congrats on your purchase. I love ours except I rarely get to use it as the wife does all the mowing, I know one thing though the 2320 will never mow grass again as the X485 is a much faster and better riding way to mow and uses almost half the fuel the 2320 did.

    Here is a link to the engine manual

    https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByzV...VGM/edit?pli=1

    and one for the k92 Tranny

    https://www.tufftorqservices.com/Env...anuals/k92.pdf
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