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I was mowing yesterday with my 720 Allis when I suddenly noticed some smoke coming from under the hood. When I raised it (engine running) I observed the fuel pump wiggling around on top of the engine, one screw out and the other loose, and motor oil going all over the place. I shut it down and, amazingly, the missing screw was on top of the engine. When it cooled down, I got a lock washer and replaced the screw in the fuel pump (not an easy job without removing the intake/exhaust manifold) and tightened the other one. Finished mowing the yard and changed the oil and filter. I guess the old girl was wanting me to pay attention to her! No harm done, but I think I'll have to check on that pump occasionally. I was curious if anyone else has had this happen with the CCKB! Dave
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I'd recommend cleaning out the two bolt holes with brake cleaner, getting all the oil and grunge out and then use blue locktite if the thread hole is aluminum, or red locktite if the hole is steel. That'll keep things tight.[A href='http://www.wheatfarm.com']http://www.wheatfarm.com[/a]
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I use blue locktite on the fuel pump screws, never had a problem with them coming loose. Floydster
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