Just purchased this H16 and have a few questions. Since the previous owner had no idea where the hydrostatic fill cap was, I'm guessing I should start with:
1. Oil change (10w-30 as I will be using it this winter)
2. Replace spark plug (engine runs a little rough)
3. Clean or replace air cleaner
4. Check hydraulic levels - possibly change.
When I downloaded the owners manual (thanks GTT!) it stated that serial #0201001 and up (mine is 0300602) you add fluid to plug level on the transaxle housing. It also said to use type "A" automatic transmission fluid (or Bolens 172-1514) The manual was a bit confusing to me as the photos in the manual didn't look like my transaxle. When I loosened the nut fluid came pouring out, and I didn't think that was right. A friend suggested that there may be a "breather valve" or something else that is clogged and that is why there was fluid coming out.Here is a shot of my transaxle and the manual picture:
I guess I'm asking for advice on what fluid to use and why there is fluid pouring out.
I'm also wondering what what else I should check/replace right away besides the 4 things I stated above.
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