My 2012 X500 has 170 hours on the meter and I notice something strange when I got it out of the barn last night:
When I go forward and leave off the foot pedal, the GT used to come to a stop fairly quickly / almost abruptly...it was always very efficient to be mowing forward, let off the pedal, go in reverse, let off the pedal, go forward again. It could all be done smoothly and quickly...no waiting/drifting to a stop.
Last night, I noticed a drastic change in that behavior - it will now coast a bit. I watch the foot pedals and when I let off the pedal, the pedal is not returning to the "neutral" position right away. Its almost as if the pedal motion has a damper on it. So, essentially, the forward/reverse pedal action is very sluggish.
Has anyone noticed this before? Initially, I though the trans-axle just wasn't up to temperature, so I drove it around a good 10 minutes with no change in the behavior.
I crawled underneath and there is no damage on the pedal linkage; I lubricated things with spray lubricant where it made sense.