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#1 dropped82 ONLINE  

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 10:10 AM

So I was plowing some snow yesterday. Parked the tractor and went to check over some stuff. I found oil spray on the front of my JD 112. Upon further investigation I found a screw loose behind the governor arm. It didn't fall out because the governor arm was holding it in. After disconnecting the linkage I pulled it out and it has a long rod attached to the end. The hole that it was in have no signs of threads. Here are some pics. Not sure what to do. Don't even know what it is. Thanks Eric Sent from my SPH-D700 using Tapatalk 2

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 10:25 AM

Ummm! Think that is the lock pin to hold in the governor gear? Shouldn't try to run it now!! See the end looks broken off?  Parts will be flying around in engine, if not already. Need to pull engine and open up to fix.


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Posted December 30, 2012 - 10:33 AM

That's what I was just about to type, GL.


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Posted December 30, 2012 - 10:42 AM

Well, that makes for a bad day. Any suggestion on the threads that are missing? Heli-coil? Thanks. Eric Sent from my SPH-D700 using Tapatalk 2

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 10:46 AM

I agree with Glgrumpy. My parts book calls the pin "Pin, Governor Stop". Its in the "Governor" section of the parts manual. 


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Posted December 30, 2012 - 05:16 PM

Oh! that's nasty! If it was still running ok when you shut it down it looks like you may have avoided serious damage. 


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Posted December 30, 2012 - 06:33 PM

Do you have an engine manual?  If not pm me and I can send one to you. The k301 is a pretty simple engine to work on. Hopefully you have no damage inside.

 

 

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 07:41 PM

I do have the engine manual. I just worry about not having any threads in the block and that rod being threaded at the head of it. Actually it did run fine. It was running when I put it back in the garage. Considering the amount of oil spray on the engine and frontend it looks like it ran for a little while like that. I guess its time to do a rebuild if I have to tear it down to fix that. What's a good source for parts that won't break my bank? I'm guessing gasket kit and rings, rod, etc. Sent from my SPH-D700 using Tapatalk 2

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 08:04 PM

I'd measure it to see if a Heli-coil will fix it.  Looks like a winter project tearing it down and it may be a project getting that busted piece outta that long hole..  Good Luck


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Posted February 13, 2013 - 09:16 PM

This thread is kind of old but I figure I would update! I fixed the rod. It actually was not broken. That rod is the governor gear retainer. It just keeps the gear from sliding off. After talking to a tech at the JD dealership, he said to just helicoil it if the gear hasn't fallen off. So that's what I did and it worked out perfect! He also told me he has seen this a lot. I guess the screw gets loose from vibration (imagine that!) and bounces around until it wears all the threads out of the block. Eric Sent from my SPH-D700 using Tapatalk 2
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