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  1. walls00000

    Cold Start

    Thanks for the info @Curt Doles I have a trickle charger and I use it frequently. I'm curious about what you consider a high quality trickle charger. Perhaps my harbor freight job isn't cutting it? It does make a difference and that is why I keep using it. It has rescued my not so good...
  2. walls00000

    Cub Cadet qa42a soon to be qa42b snowthrower

    Wow again - all great comments thank you all! It sounds like I need to get good at cutting keyways. My Atlas 109 lathe is not yet working as I would like. I have plans to use it potentially as a horizontal mill with a few modifications, but that's another project altogether! I like the...
  3. walls00000

    Cub Cadet qa42a soon to be qa42b snowthrower

    Yeah I expected to hear that at some point. a new shaft and a new drive gear are going on the list.
  4. walls00000

    Cub Cadet qa42a soon to be qa42b snowthrower

    Next issue, and I'm rather stumped on this one. I finally was able to get the assembly situated in a position where I could apply some force to get the pulley on (silent cheer!) - it doesn't stand up on its own and it is just awkward to work with. The solution was to open my vice and sit the...
  5. walls00000

    Cub Cadet qa42a soon to be qa42b snowthrower

    I greased the u-joints, assembled the gearbox to the piece of the mule drive that attaches to the tractor (without the auger at the moment!). I always baste the bolts in never seize on re-assembly. As I was doing this, I recall reading this post about PTO belt alignment and how the 82 series...
  6. walls00000

    Cub Cadet qa42a soon to be qa42b snowthrower

    With the u-joint attached I checked for play. I couldn't find any recognizable play in the u-joint or on the shaft with the new key. There is a little bit of play in the gear box. Should I be worried (I'm not at the moment)? This is tons better than it was with the worn key. Here's a short...
  7. walls00000

    Cub Cadet qa42a soon to be qa42b snowthrower

    Reset! I cleaned out the dried JB Weld from the slot, and cut another key to fit so the hole is exposed. Here's a pic showing the play in the shaft after the JB Weld was removed Here is JB Weld glue job number 2 All in all, I'm pretty impressed with JB Weld (so far) I was concerned that...
  8. walls00000

    Cub Cadet qa42a soon to be qa42b snowthrower

    BUT . . . when I went to assemble the u-joint onto the shaft, I noticed a hole for the cotter pin! Oh Bleep! How is the cotter pin going to fit in there with a key covering the hole?!! So I got to thinking, I can drill out the key from the underside After all, the extra surface area on the...
  9. walls00000

    Cub Cadet qa42a soon to be qa42b snowthrower

    Next I needed to address the wobbly key slot on the u-joint end of the drive shaft. The key that was there moved quite a bit and made the slot wider by almost 1/16" at the widest spot. I bought some new 3/16" keys at Tractor Supply and some JB Weld epoxy and went at it. I was super happy when...
  10. walls00000

    Cub Cadet qa42a soon to be qa42b snowthrower

    Back at it on the snow thrower . . . I finished putting the gear box back together, filling it with 75% grease and 25% 80W90 gear oil. (happened to have it on hand and it looked good). I cut a gasket out of cork and used some gear oil gasket maker and installed the bolts.
  11. walls00000

    Cold Start

    Pretty sure there is no fuel pump on my 781 kt17 s1. I replaced the fuel line recently and installed a fuel shut off valve recently.
  12. walls00000

    Cold Start

    @jdrong, I never thought of installing a clutch setup on a hydro, and didn't think it would be feasible - what a great idea, especially if you live in the cold! I may not need to go to that length as the above solution might be enough for this Massachusetts resident, but I'm curious what it...
  13. walls00000

    Cold Start

    So here's one solution I tried and it seems to be working for the time being. I tried a Noco Boost GB40 jump starter pack. I hadn't seen any videos proving it actually worked for my particular case, so I made one. @tkhoffman This should also show a good description about what I'm facing in...
  14. walls00000

    Cold Start

    I never thought of heating the transaxle. Makes sense though, If I understand correctly, the hydro pump is always engaged and the hitran is also thicker when cold, and that's where the resistance is.
  15. walls00000

    Cold Start

    Nothing against 10W30, I heard that someone with the same tractor was using Rotella15W45 synthetic because the tractor used it and his tractor seemed to start easier in the cold with that synthetic blend. I could also try a synthetic 10W30. I just decided to try something someone else had...
  16. walls00000

    Cold Start

    I've been having a tough time starting my 782 on the first start in the winter time. My batery is probably shot ....again. I use my tractor year round, and I replaced the battery about a year ago. The PO put a Huskee 420 cca battery in it which worked great for me for about 4 years. When that...
  17. walls00000

    QA42A snow-blower on 82-series, gearbox alignment question

    Thanks for this info! I'm happy to hear there are other 782 owners using a qa42a(b). I'm currently in the middle of installing the 5/8" pulley which ended up requiring a gear box rebuild. I'll keep this info in mind when it comes time to line up the pulleys. Question for you about the...
  18. walls00000

    Cub Cadet qa42a soon to be qa42b snowthrower

    Thanks @Doug Rusk. My PTO switch works as you describe, although I've been pulling the darn thing out to shut it off too. Maybe thats the issue Ive been facing all along with turning it off! (Easy fix: replace driver with new one) I have to say though, pulling it out to engage it doesn't...
  19. walls00000

    Cub Cadet qa42a soon to be qa42b snowthrower

    Wow - not even 24 hours and all this advice! Thanks! To summerize, my options are . . . Replace bearings and always Engage At Low Throttle. Check! bearings are replaced and unwanted movement should be minimized. Whenever I turn on the PTO it is at idle. I still cringe though. Adjust the...
  20. walls00000

    Cub Cadet qa42a soon to be qa42b snowthrower

    Question for anyone familiar with a 782 and or a qa42a: The teeth on the large gear have been broken in places. I've been the owner of this snowthrower for 4 seasons or so and this is the first I've taken it apart. At first I was thinking oh that's old wear from the PO. But perhaps it's also...
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