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    Shop tricks and tips

    What kind of tricks and tips do you have that you'd like to share with fellow LMF members?

    Just one of the upgrades I do when I'm changing out spindles is install stainless nuts and bolts when I put the new one in. For $3.00 or so, it can save an afternoon of fun for the next person who gets to drill out the broken bolt. A liberal application of Never-Seize precedes reassembly.

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    Re: Shop tricks and tips

    Do not keep your gas for longer than 6 weeks if it has ethanol in it. You can get fuel stabilizers but make sure they are formulated to work with ethanol, not like the old blends that will not do any good. If your lawnmower gas gets to be too old, put it in your car unless it has an oil mixture with it. The fuel stabilizers we use are engine medic and PriG fuel treatment.
    Lakeview Power Equipment
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    Re: Shop tricks and tips

    Always have a can of "Fluid Film" on hand.

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    Post Re: Shop tricks and tips

    Quote Originally Posted by Sammy the Red View Post
    Always have a can of "Fluid Film" on hand.
    Sammy, what's "Fluid Film"?I've seen a ton of different stuff over the years, and I haven't heard of it, yet.

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    Re: Shop tricks and tips

    I'll throw another one in. If you know that you are going to get hopelessly greasy when you dive into a project, prelube yourself with hand cleaner.It helps reduce how much grease you'll have to scrub off after you get things torn apart.

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    Re: Shop tricks and tips

    Remove the plug wire before you remove the blade.

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    Post Re: Shop tricks and tips

    Quote Originally Posted by Mower manic View Post
    Remove the plug wire before you remove the blade.
    So simple, but SO true!

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    Re: Shop tricks and tips

    Quote Originally Posted by benski View Post
    Sammy, what's "Fluid Film"?I've seen a ton of different stuff over the years, and I haven't heard of it, yet.

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    Re: Shop tricks and tips

    It really is a good product for long lasting protection and lubing.
    If you can't find it at your local auto supplier, try a John Deere dealer.

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    Re: Shop tricks and tips

    Quote Originally Posted by benski View Post
    So simple, but SO true!
    How do you remove the plug wire when the engine is a diesel?
    "I didn't plan to do anything today, but by noon I was almost half done...."

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