Lookie what I found during winterizing

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I think I had a mouse a chewing at my belt. Way past time for replacement as these are original on my 725 that I bought in 01.
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Either time for a cat, or feed your mice better:laughing:
 

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I see 2 areas of damage, 1st is really bad, 2nd looks like the belt is just starting to come apart..

IDK if we can blame the mouse. Just my .02
 

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Very true, these are the original belts on my 61" flip deck. I am very lucky to have them last this long, but that one area is something I've never seen before. I cant think of anything that would cause wear like that, so my only thought is it was a mouse.
 

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1st one looks like it could have been mouse damage, but 2nd just looks like belt is separating..

Amazing you went so long on OE belts..
 

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18 years on a V-belt, pretty good wear I think. See some cracks in the belt and probably separated, got opened up on a reverse side idler, caught something and tore out the chunk. Never seen that before though. Might run another season or two even so.
 

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Tom- Yep, wouldn't be surprised if it did make another season.

We should take bets on the time it will last.. :laughing:
 

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$15 on 3.5 more mowings!!!!!
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I'll throw in a Briggs Quantum carb too :laughing:
 

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OK, I'll wager $15. it will go till it gets replaced.

& I'll throw in an almost new piston.
 

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OK, I'll wager $15. it will go till it gets replaced.

& I'll throw in an almost new piston.
You could JB weld that...:laughing:

I'll throw in a lightly used connecting rod, rod journals were oversized by the engine .060" and added oil grooves
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You could JB weld that...:laughing:

I'll throw in a lightly used connecting rod, rod journals were oversized by the engine .060" and added oil grooves
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Way off topic, but gotta ask, what is that piston/rod out of. Long rod, big journal, coated short skirt piston...........

Back on topic.
That belt will last until a really, really hot summer day and you absolutely need to get the yard mowed for some reason.
 

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Way off topic, but gotta ask, what is that piston/rod out of. Long rod, big journal, coated short skirt piston...........

Back on topic.
That belt will last until a really, really hot summer day and you absolutely need to get the yard mowed for some reason.
Stock image from Google:wink:
 
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