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Posted August 06, 2010 - 10:04 AM

It's OK. I answered my own question. It is amazing what you can find on the web!

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Posted August 09, 2010 - 07:41 AM

Good Morning,

In reading posts online, I have noticed one of the common problems with the Bolens QT and similar are jerky or even bucking issues with the hydro. One of mine had the slight jerkies but I was able to correct for it. I have read about raising the wheels and running the unit at various speeds backwards and forwards. That worked for the jerkies but is not for the bucking. It is very hard to find a speed where the unit does not violently buck. Is it air? Has anyone tackled this issue? Could really use some help on this one.

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Posted September 09, 2010 - 09:02 AM

Gee you guys are quiet!
Remember a few months ago I posted a problem I had with the battery not charging? Finally found the problem last night as I have the motor out and the deflectors off. When it was rebuilt years ago, they installed the stator incorrectly so the leads were rubbing against the flywheel. Wore through an inch of one lead. Unfortunately not enough left for me to work with. I will have to take the motor in to get the flywheel removed. Well, mystery solved. Now I just need to get the oil to stop leaking out of the govenor shaft on Bolens #2!

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Posted September 09, 2010 - 09:25 AM

Glad to hear you got the starter problem figured out.
You probably just need a seal for the gov. shaft....

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Posted September 22, 2010 - 11:51 AM

...and of course when it was in the shop they found the magnets were gone from the flywheel! DOH! Had to buy a used one. Now to the oil leak. Was the umbrella valve screwing up and building pressure in the crankcase. Kohler at some point did away with the entire mechanism so I installed the replacement part which is much simpler and now the machine is complete!

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Posted September 22, 2010 - 12:05 PM

Congrats on getting it in working order! :dancingbanana:

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Posted September 22, 2010 - 12:19 PM

Congrats on getting it in working order! :dancingbanana:




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Posted September 22, 2010 - 07:08 PM

Good job getting it back together and the charging system working.

As for the bucking is it possible that the control pedal may just be too sensitive? Like you hit a bump on the ground and it causes your foot to jerk just a little bit which in turn causes the tractor to buck and then it turns into a vicious cycle until you let off the pedal?

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Posted October 01, 2010 - 11:15 AM

EXACTLY! Once I finally got all the air out, and there was lots, I have found the pedal to be very sensitive. On my other QT, the previous owner removed the metal block that was installed on the back of the pedal...would imagine it to be a counter weight? It is much less responsive and ideal. Not sure if it is that metal block but would you know how to make it less sensitive? Good call!

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Posted December 07, 2010 - 01:24 PM

Hey Hooligan!

Could you drop me a line?

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Posted November 06, 2015 - 12:52 PM

Great looking Bolens QT-17's.

 

I found one on Craigslist about 30 mi. from me that was bought new buy the seller's Dad in 1980. When he passed,

the son got it. $400. New tires, seat, batt and starter + some spare parts and manuals.  Has a refurb 54" mower deck.  I'm picking it up this coming Sunday.  I already have a G12 I got for free and refurbished.  42" dozer blade and 18618 33" tiller that I found a

'never used' extension kit on ebay for $85 + $86.50 shipping..go figure. Have to replace the tines since the originals are worn

down to the nubs.  Sam @ samsbolens has 'em for $19 and change/ea or a discount if you buy a lot. I need 18 to replace all. Ain't cheap but at least you can still get 'em.

I'll post some pics of the QT17 next week.

 

-tim


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