Greetings all, I'm new to GTT - my 1st post.
Wondering if I can get some advise on an issue with my 2005 x495.
After cold start, and running for a random amount of time (anywhere between 15-45 min.) the temperature gauge will suddenly go from normal (about 1/4 up from cold position) to past the red (about as far as the needle will move). This happens in about 5-6 seconds.
To cure this, I shut down and let the machine rest for about 5 minutes. I then start up again, and the gauge returns to normal operating temperature. It may randomly repeat this again.
This problem appeared for the 1st time after I pulled the machine out this spring (May, 2019) to start mowing. ( I don't use it during the winter, it's just stored in my garage).
I'm not sure if the engine is actually overheating or not, so when it happens I shut down, and continue on a few minutes later. (bit of a pain, but I don't want to damage the engine).
Could this be a rad cap, thermostat, temperature sensor, or coolant pump problem? Any advise is appreciated!
Side note: I use this machine strictly for mowing; I have no other attachments for it other than the 54" deck. About 650 hrs on the machine right now.