Thanks, feel a little better. This is turning into a real project- understand why it was on the back of the lot but fir just a day or two $1900 was all I coud afford. Need to replace all hoses going to the tractor. Might be ale to get by with the ones on the pto pump to the blade. I guess I should change the oil in the pump system but ouch..that is a big tank. Will definetely change that filter. Thaks a lot.