I think I must have lowered the pulleys to get the belt around them. I do remember unhooking the big tensioning spring and then having some trouble getting it hooked back up once the new belt was in place.Nice! Thanks. Did you loosen those bolts on the idlers to drop them down a bit to get the belt around them? I noticed taking the belt off that I couldn’t just pull it out.
At idle, I'd expect the engine might run for a minute or 2. 15 seems a bit long, but maybe? If you could put a load on the engine, I think it would die out pretty quick.Yes, I will tear down the carb. I'm having trouble keeping it running longer than 15 minutes or so after pouring some gas into the air intake, so I'm wondering now if I am actually getting gas from the tank. How long do you figure the engine would run from a few ounces down the intake?
Thanks for your comment.
On mine, with the PTO off, if I get off the tractor the engine will die unless I set the parking brake first. I can't start the engine unless I press the foot brake or have the parking brake set. I must be on the seat when the PTO is engaged or the engine will shut off.One exception, if the blades are NOT on I can get off the seat and the motor keeps running. If the blades are on, the motor shuts off. I'm thinking I might leave it this way. I don't use cruise control, so unless I'm missing something there isn't any risk in this scenario. I like ability to get off the tractor to open the shed doors without it shutting off. Is there a risk I'm missing in leaving it this way?