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A human being shouldn't be allowed to have this much fun. After purchasing my first ever tractor, a non-running Simplicity 9020 Pow'r Max, I've had the pleasure of tearing into the hydro-transmission and part way into the engine. So far, the motor section of the hydro is toast from errant piston caps flying around the housing and the carburetor looks like it was used to collect rain water with all of the aluminum oxide caked inside. Fortunately I've met some really great members here that have been guiding my novice hands along to hopefully a functioning tractor. This is fun, isn't it?

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By the way, the aluminum oxide you mentioned in the carb is usually caused by alcohol in the gas (gasahol). I saw what could happen to a carb when the engine was run on alcohol. One friend of mine who had an alcohol fueled puller, used two gas tanks. He would turn off the alcohol, and turn on gasoline to the carb. The engine ran very rich with the gas going thru alcohol jets, but it purged the alcohol from the carb and prevent quick formation of the oxide inside the carb. Other guys who used alcohol usually had to clean their carbs every couple of weeks.

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Good to know about the alcohol forming oxides in the carb but in this case I have to suspect water. The gas tank was full of it from a cap (indicating type) that had the plastic clear cover missing. Water had an easy path inside the tank.

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