Posted March 11, 2012 - 07:18 AM
Yesterday I was thinking both of these tractors have set for years maybe I should rebuild the engines just as a precaution you know better to be ahead a little rather than something mess up and make it worse down the road
I consider myself a decent shade tree mechanic most of my experience is messing with cars albeit I have never rebuilt a engine before and honestly afraid if I tear into it I may get in over my head
I was considering doing the 110 first which has a k181 8 hp kohler
I have the info from kohlers website as well
What are some good pointers advice or just general comments that may help. I would like for them to look good run good just hesitant I'm afraid of rebuilding and messing something up and wishing I had never done it but I want the experience
For jdbrian I have not had a chance to adjust my transmission yet I've been using the ole girl a lot as soon as I get the chance to do it I will let you know how it went
Posted March 11, 2012 - 08:12 AM
Posted March 11, 2012 - 11:13 AM
Posted March 11, 2012 - 12:42 PM
The Kohler model k 181 is a good engine to start with next to the simpler Briggs model 6 or 8, very well built and sound right to the Carter carb, the JD 110 is also a very well built and simpler GT to start with.
Here are some helpfull links to get the ball rolling :
I know it is a lot to read but it is full of helpfull information and hints from the great guys here on GT Talk.
There are a few things i would like for you to keep in mind, for any and all first restro allway, allways take your time, plan 5 steps ahead and ascertain everything, restros are like what Tinner said '' Like riding a bike and making love'' both of which is fun.
If you do not feel comfortable or is unshure in any way, please post the question, preferably with pic's attached so we can help you as best as we can and remember, this is a fourm of friends with a common hobby, not a business with employees.
I look farwards to your JD restro's and wish you the best of luck.
Here is a K-series manual :
Edited by trowel, March 11, 2012 - 12:48 PM.
- GTTinkerer said thank you
Posted March 11, 2012 - 01:03 PM
- trowel said thank you