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    Z915B - lost plug over grease reservoir - left front wheel

    Those familiar with the Z915B will notice the missing plug. Lost this one last time I mowed. Ordered a couple new plugs from Green Farm Parts and they got here right away. Total cost $4.32 with free shipping! Kudos to Green Farm Parts!

    Problem is I can't get this plug started into the reservoir. The sides of the reservoir are clear of any guides or other aids to insertion. The plug is a friction fit but no joy after encouraging it with a small ball-pein hammer.

    Any ideas out there in GTT land?

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    Last edited by ralphtt; 06-19-2018 at 07:22 PM. Reason: correct typo
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    looks like you might still have some of the old broken cap still seated. double check.
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    Nope . . . sides of the reservoir are slick as a baby's behind. There is a remnant of a broken leaf on top of the grease . . . didn't notice it til after I took the pic.
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    Put the new cap in some hot water for a few minutes and then give it a try.
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    Maybe try and heat it up a bit with a heat gun. You have the right part.
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    That might help. Certainly worth a try. I'll let you know but will probably be tomorrow. Kinda hot in the barn right now.
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    Here's mine. It's a tight fit but I just strong arm it on.

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    I've read Many times not to over grease the front forks/pivots on ZTRs, it will pop the seals and or caps. 1 or 2 shots of grease maybe twice a year.
    I would line the new cap up the best I could and lay a piece of 2x4 on top of it and give the 2x4 a rather good smack with a hammer.

    Maybe this will help but it doesn't really show the installation... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lx55TZ9kGzo
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    Thanks again to GTT. Soaked the cap in hot water, used a 2x4 and a bigger hammer. Only took one lick to seat the cap.
    Appreciate the help!

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    Here is a good WARNING. Where do you think the grease goes/leaves the front wheel spindles?... Answer: NO WHERE. Once the front wheel spindles are greased(fully)… what gives you the idea you need to grease them again or each time your brain suggest in doing so. If you keep pushing grease into the zerks...the "plastic dust caps" to come off, and you have found out where they come off. Surely, you have found out what happens when you over-eat and your "bowels" get full... have you to rush to a toilet. That is the same thing that happens when you over-fill the spindle capacity with too much grease. Gee, thank God for brains.

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