Wednesday, June 10, 2020
It's Been A Long Week...
First off, I will curse both Phil and Leigh under my breathe for putting up a challenge.
Phil, because he is stubborn and will spend hours fixing a 20.00 leaf blower.
Leigh, because he enjoys motor swaps and tranny fixes.
What started all this was me telling Phil about my Sunday which looked like this:
Heavy rescue to get the mower out of the back yard.
I mentioned to Phil about replacing the whole unit either from ebay or aftermarket.
At which point it was suggested, by Phil, that I replace the shaft and save money.
At first I'm looking at that unit and I really don't want to crack the case open. You know what that can lead to. IT NEVER BEING THE SAME! ( experience don't you know.)
Anyway, I decided to spend some time on the webz and came to realize that these units have known issues with the shafts breaking and there are aftermarket upgrade kits.
Mind you this is a 2005 machine. It's a nice unit and as it is it ain't worth much.
So, to the detriment of Friday Femme Fatale surfing, ( you can blame Phil if it's not up to par) I have spent lots of time researching this.
Luck had it that I found this video, AWESOME.. this is exactly what I'm dealing with:
Using his suggestions, I have ordered the axles(S) upgrade and will attempt a repair on both sides.
Everything is due in next week so keep you eyes to the skies and if you see this:
You'll know I did this:
and, I'll be here:
There is the challenge. Can I fix my 2005 zero turn, labor and parts for under $2699.00?
The world awaits an answer :)
We have also had a family emergency that seems to have turned out Ok. Posting will be light for a bit as that and work and life are keeping me busy.
I'll be around as time allows, Jeffery can help keep you focused on "breaks" (see below) and please enjoy the sidebar links to some great bloggers.