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    There is a rebuilt plate on the back of the gator.

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    I think that when the Deluxe cab was installed. I cannot tell when happened.

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    How cool is that. Still can't understand why the M Gator is John Deere green and not OD. Speaking of John Deere green, since we have the ears of a corporate dude, will you please tell Horicon Works or where ever these are made to do a better job cleaning the laser cut parts before paint! They don't remove the laser dross and then the paint peels like in the picture! My garage kept Z trak is doing the same thing!

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    There are variations of color on M Gator (as far as I know after I got this one. I am not an expert in any aspects). The chassis is still green as showed in the pictures. These 3 pictures are from the same gator. The olive drab is just on plastic parts. Some of them even painted tan over both frame and plastic parts.

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    I just started the tear down process.

    The front signal lights were broken. So they need to go and I don't think I will replace them.

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    Tail lights are in the way of lifting the bed up and I cannot service engine easily.

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    There is water dropping from the heater. There must be a leak or loose camp. I will fix it when I flush the cooling system.

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    Then I have to change motor oil and oil filter before I can start it up. I will fix both electrical and mechanical issues. Then I will deal with rust and paint in the spring. I just need it to plow the snow this winter.
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    The first round of engine bay cleaning. It looks a lot batter. I just want to see what, where is leaking when I start up the engine.

    Before:

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    After:

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    BigMike has a Gator. Maybe he can chip in here and help.
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    if its fuel, its likely the rubber fuel lines. Mine were original to the Gator when I got it. The lines even had the date of 2000 on them.
    1994 M998A1
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    Quote Originally Posted by BadRobot View Post
    Then I have to change motor oil and oil filter before I can start it up. I will fix both electrical and mechanical issues. Then I will deal with rust and paint in the spring. I just need it to plow the snow this winter.
    Assuming it has oil in it, you might want to start it up before changing the oil to get the oil warm so that it will drain better. Or, drain the oil, fill it up, run it until warm and then change the oil a second time along with the filter.
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    I have TM1804 (2000) if you want. Pm me. Too big to upload here. Most of it is the same as later years, including the Yanmar engine.
    1994 M998A1
    1995 M1025A2 GMV
    2001 M1043A2
    2001 M1123
    2000 M-Gator

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    I found it here on the forum. Go to;

    https://www.steelsoldiers.com/showth...ere-M-Gator-TM
    1994 M998A1
    1995 M1025A2 GMV
    2001 M1043A2
    2001 M1123
    2000 M-Gator

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