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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: 2 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years 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 2 years ago.
Where is the expansion tank located
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
How much and what type of oil? How do I get it in the tank?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
See owners manual, and use 15W50 motor oil.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
What happens if I use15-30
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
It's too thin, but will work.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hope it works.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
Let me know!
Customer: replied 2 years 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 2 years ago.
Obviously you suggest 15/50
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
Tank just needs to show oil, that means the system is full. Do you see the tank?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I found a tank but you can't see fluids due to the color of the tank
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
Use a piece of wire for a dipstick.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It appears to be a closed system
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
Parts book shows a cap.