In Reply to: air filter posted by Larry Holbrook on August 21, 2017 at 19:59:30:
Every N-Tractor I've bought had the air filter can so clogged it was a wonder any of them ran. They were all difficult to clean the first time, but it's not hard at all to keep them clean. Most of the dirt should come out with the screens, unless it's been years since they had a good cleaning. The oil bath air filter can be pretty filthy and still flow better than any paper or fiber filter that will fit in the canister. My 72 came with a pleated paper canister filter. I guess it's easier to change that one, but new filters cost way more than a pint of motor oil.