This is the bolens I posted about a couple weeks ago. It had gotten hot to the point of stalling out. The ladys husband passed away and it sat in her garage for 3 years with out trying to start. The best mechanic in her area came over and looked at it and it took him over 2 hours to get it started at 75 dollars an hour. She told me it was forsale and that the mechanic said it was worth 1000 dollars. I just glanced at it until she gave me the price so I went with the cash in my pocket and dug a little deeper. I checked all the fluids and then talked money with her. They were all were they were suposed to be. I tried to go for 750 then she said well 1000 includes the woods rm59 finish mower on the back and besides that your not paying me for it until youve heard it run. She went into her house and said Ill see you at noon. It was around 9 am. I pulled the new battery out that I had brought with me hooked it up then pulled the hot wire off the glowplugs touched a jumper wire from the positive side of the battery and to the glow plugs waited 30 seconds and turned it over. It rolled aproximatly 2 revolutions and sat there idling. I then backed it out of her garage and drove it onto my trailer. By then she was out of the house with her jaw on the ground. I handed her the 1000 dollars and she handed me the service manual. This was a SWEET deal. It overheated because th grille screen was plugged off with grass and a combo of it being worked to death with the 5 foot mower. But I think I did pretty well. Come to find out that mechanic wanted to buy this tractor But she had already promised it to me when she asked him what it was worth. It did hurt it a little when it got hot. The headgasket was leaking coolant externally. It also needs a muffler but will fire right up every time. Which brings me to my question. Were do I find parts for this. I just missed out on a complete tractor that spun a bearing. I have repaired the muffler but it still has alot of holes. I love this thing so far. I put stop leak in it and it stopped the head gasket from seeping but I want to fix it right. Also are the engine parts available thru napa if I give them the mitsubishi model number. I just thought I would tell the whole story. She seemed pretty happy with her price even though she felt cheated.
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