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#16 ol' stonebreaker ONLINE  

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Posted February 27, 2013 - 11:52 PM

Nadem, don't let this get ya down. It's all part of the learning curve. Everyone here has been thru it. I just spent $132 for a new spindle shaft and pulley + $75 for all new deck brgs including shipping. I ordered the brgs from a friend in Texas because he had the ones w/ seal shields. $10 for a qt of JD yellow. Show this to the wife and maybe she'll feel a little better about the $$ you've spent. And we won't even bring up what I spent for the used hydro and driveshaft. All this with the price of the tractor and I'm still a ways from the cheapest box store rider and the 314 will probably still outlast the best of those.
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Posted February 28, 2013 - 07:30 PM

WOOOHOOO! Success! With a new coil, condenser and used pump , she fired! It went something like this-- crank,crank,crank--puttputtputt.....crank,crank,crank --puttputtputt, varoom! putt, putt, putt ,varoom! So far she likes 3/4 choke, and 3/4 throttle, tries to die if i idle down or turn choke off( air cleaner is off). And holy crap she moves! I ran forward and reverse in my garage, a little whining but i think it's low on hydro fluid. Hat's off to Bob for his help and thank you guys for all your help too ! :thumbs: Now i have something to work with. 

 

ETA 1: you guys are right , she shakes like a mo-fo when idled down! :rolling:


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Posted February 28, 2013 - 07:34 PM

Glad to hear it's running for you! Now, aren't you glad you didn't throw in the towel?


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Posted February 28, 2013 - 07:37 PM

All part of the hobby!  Sounds like a good carb cleaning &/or rebuilding should get you running strong.


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Posted February 28, 2013 - 07:38 PM

Glad to hear it's running for you! Now, aren't you glad you didn't throw in the towel?

Just got a little frustrated is all . Now i'm better :smilewink:


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Posted February 28, 2013 - 08:04 PM

Once you get the bugs worked out the old Kohler K series will serve you well.


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Posted February 28, 2013 - 10:20 PM

Glad to hear the good news, Nadem!! Now for a little wisdom I learned from mine. Keep the idle up high enough so it doesn't shake. the reason I had to buy another driveshaft is because due to prolonged low idle speed by the PO the keyway in the front coupling was wallowed 1/4 of the way around the shaft and coupling And the roll pin in the rear coupling was gone and replaced w/ a bolt. I've since learned the reason JD wants the idle speed so high is because they didn't install the kohlers w/ balance gears in the crankcase. Is this true, other 314 owners??
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Posted March 01, 2013 - 06:44 PM

Played with the carb settings tonight, got it to run a little smoother. Still wants to die if i idle down, so i cranked up the idle speed till it seemed happy.


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Posted March 01, 2013 - 07:22 PM

Glad to hear the good news, Nadem!! Now for a little wisdom I learned from mine. Keep the idle up high enough so it doesn't shake. the reason I had to buy another driveshaft is because due to prolonged low idle speed by the PO the keyway in the front coupling was wallowed 1/4 of the way around the shaft and coupling And the roll pin in the rear coupling was gone and replaced w/ a bolt. I've since learned the reason JD wants the idle speed so high is because they didn't install the kohlers w/ balance gears in the crankcase. Is this true, other 314 owners??
Mike

 

Mike is right.  I am in the process of sorting things out on the recently purchased 314.  IIRC Brian said the idle on balance shaft free K321 is around 2000-2200 rpm.  The plus of the k301 over the k321 is that it is smoother and will idle lower. 


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Posted March 01, 2013 - 10:23 PM

And w/ the hydro there's really no need for a low idle speed.
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Posted March 02, 2013 - 09:32 AM

Rats and one more visit from you and i would have that boat down payment from you LOL. Glad to here it is up and running for you now.


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Posted March 02, 2013 - 09:40 AM

I don't know how much help he will be but Larryd also has a 314 which he presently has completly apart, slowly puting it back together, so you could contact Larryd and see if he can help.

 

 

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Posted March 02, 2013 - 10:40 AM

As much as I love the old Kohler K series, if the 314 takes up permanent residence it will be destined for a repower.  Too bad I let a 2 cylinder Kubota diesel slip through my hands...


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Posted March 02, 2013 - 10:25 PM

Rats and one more visit from you and i would have that boat down payment from you LOL. Glad to here it is up and running for you now.

Well, i did notice your new shiny truck sitting there, hmmmmmmm...... :D


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Posted March 02, 2013 - 10:57 PM

Spent about 2 hours with cleaner wax trying to get the paint to look better. Fixed another wire i saw was wrong( headlight  ground was TAPED to the hood support :hitting_self_roller: ) . Put new bolts in the hood brackets, it was missing 2. New bolts in the seat bracket, it was also missing 2. Cleaned years of grease off the front rims with a scrub pad and wd-40. Redid the lettering on the dash with a silver

 

sharpie marker. And then i ran out of kerosene, so went back in the house.

 

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ETA: i know the battery cables are wrong , they will be changed out soon.


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