317 Fuel Pump Replacement
Posted July 26, 2012 - 03:31 PM
Took Battery and tray out. Cleaned and painted tray, then painted with Rustoleum Rubber Spray Sealer.
Located and mounted the pump. Had a little concern about Fuel Filter location. Wanted it mounted before the pump, but didn't want to locate it back on the frame, just after the shutoff valve. Too hard to get to! So I left it under the battery and had a piece of left over Tygon Tubing from a different project, fastened that to filter and then was able to flex it to hook to pump without kinking the line!!
Wired up to the Aux plug on the Light switch with a 5 amp Fuse.
Remounted the tray, hooked up the Battery, put side covers on. Turned the key and let the pump run maybe 10 seconds, and she RUNS!!! Originally I used the Tygon hose from Filter to pump, not from pump up to Carb. About half way thru 1st mowing it stared acting like it was starving for Fuel. Well, just the heat under the battery box was enough to let the Tygon tubing bend/kink on itself even tho I had a good loop. So I ended up putting regular rubber gas line on. Now it runs perfect! Tygon is great for Weedeaters and 2 cycle equipment, but I wouldn't use it on a Tractor!
Here are some pics!
- Bolens 1000, olcowhand and middleageddeere have said thanks
Posted July 26, 2012 - 03:52 PM
Posted July 26, 2012 - 08:27 PM
Posted July 26, 2012 - 08:31 PM
Posted July 29, 2012 - 08:54 AM
I'm guessing these pumps are pretty close in pressure output as to what the stock kohler pump puts out? In other words there is no issues with the pump overpowering the float needle?
Posted July 29, 2012 - 10:09 AM
Posted July 29, 2012 - 12:23 PM
I got my pump at my local NAPA. Checked our Auto Zone and O'Reilly's and they didn't have it or the Brand Daniel is using.
Cost was $48.99.
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Posted July 29, 2012 - 02:10 PM
Posted July 29, 2012 - 03:27 PM
And I didn't have to take it apart! Still have a hurt hand so I did it, basically with one hand!
Thanks for the info sonny,at that price it's not much more expensive than the aftermarket mechanical kohler pumps.