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I have a cub cadet sltx 1054 54 inch lawn tractor and it stops

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I have a cub cadet sltx 1054 54 inch lawn tractor and it stops moving after a few minutes of cutting grass. HELP!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !! Is the drive belt between the engine and the transmission tight? It has to drive the input of the transmission. Does the transmission oil expansion tank show to have some oil in it? Here is parts link, ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdfImages/2d/2d0ed96b-687c-4be9-b0db-0851602cac66.pdf
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Where is the expansion tank located
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How much and what type of oil? How do I get it in the tank?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
See owners manual, and use 15W50 motor oil.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What happens if I use15-30
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
It's too thin, but will work.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hope it works.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Let me know!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I spent the evening looking for my manual and found it. After going through it, I F F found nothing in the manual about the location, how to fill and how much to fill in the expansion tank. Please assist
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Obviously you suggest 15/50
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Tank just needs to show oil, that means the system is full. Do you see the tank?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I found a tank but you can't see fluids due to the color of the tank
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Use a piece of wire for a dipstick.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It appears to be a closed system
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Parts book shows a cap.