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#1 larryd OFFLINE  

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Posted March 11, 2013 - 08:07 PM

Two questions. I have a JD314 with the Kohler 321. First question is what is the overall length of the spring? Mine measures 8" and doesn't hook up correctly but it wasn't when I bought the tractor either It was hooked over the edge of the throttle lever . Second question is what holes should the initial starting place be. I took pictures when I took it apart but I lost all my pictures on my computer. Thanks for any help .

 

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Posted March 11, 2013 - 09:18 PM

Hi,

You can download a free Kohler K engine manual off of the internet, just do a search for it.
The manual will have all the initial setting for the spring position.
I don't have a governor spring in hand but my guess is that it is about 3" long and connects to another movable link.

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Posted March 11, 2013 - 09:33 PM

The measurement on the spring is 2 and 3/8 as near as I can tell.. I don't know if the springs are all the same according to spec numbers or are different..

 

Also here is a basic picture I hope helps out.

 

 

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Posted March 11, 2013 - 11:49 PM

My spring is 3 times  that long My throttle lever is mounted on the fan shroud.

 

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Posted March 12, 2013 - 12:55 AM

Any K321, or 341 I've seen, or have, is set up like Arti's picture. The cable

is shown there, connected to the control bracket. The clamp for the cable is on the

flywheel shroud. 2 3/8" sounds like the correct length.


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Posted March 12, 2013 - 12:56 AM

Hi,

You can download a free Kohler K engine manual off of the internet, just do a search for it.
The manual will have all the initial setting for the spring position.
 

Here's a link to the K-series bible  HERE


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Posted March 12, 2013 - 03:24 AM

The Fords use the long spring also. Mine was too long and the PO had bent it to work. Bought a new one from New Holland ant it was too long also, so I bent it like the old one was. It's about 8" long also. :wallbanging:

It doesn't show in the Kohler manual as it is specific to the spec #.


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Posted March 12, 2013 - 05:38 AM

Larry, there is a photo of the governor on my 314 here. http://gardentractor...14-and-running/

 

It could be you have a replacement engine with a different setup. Do you have the spec number from the engine?


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Posted March 12, 2013 - 07:56 AM

Larry, there is a photo of the governor on my 314 here. http://gardentractor...14-and-running/

 

It could be you have a replacement engine with a different setup. Do you have the spec number from the engine?

Thanks for jogging my memory.. I had parted out a jd tractor and used the motor in another GT. I changed the governor spring setup and used the parts from the old motor with the short spring.

 

As a side note I believe that the repair should start with the spec number and see if he can get the correct spring.. A few dollars spent on that critical part will be well worth it.


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Posted March 12, 2013 - 08:00 AM

I bought what was supposed to be the correct spring according to the spec #, but still had to shorten it about a 1/2" for it to work.


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Posted March 12, 2013 - 09:23 AM

I went and checked my spring with a new one and they are the same . He told me it would have to be shortened . Why produce a spring that is to long to start with?

 

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Posted March 12, 2013 - 01:33 PM

It's cheaper to build just one length spring and then folks can adapt it to their application..  Nature of the industrial beast nowadays..


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Posted March 12, 2013 - 04:27 PM

Mine also seems too long but I haven't done the governor adjustment. I think that's my problem. Look in the Kohler K service manual and do the governor adjustment first before modifying the spring. It's pretty simple to do. 


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Posted March 12, 2013 - 04:53 PM

I did mine and the spring was still 1/2" too long. How can you get the proper set up on spring tension if it's too long to start with?


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Posted March 12, 2013 - 05:36 PM

I did mine and the spring was still 1/2" too long. How can you get the proper set up on spring tension if it's too long to start with?

 

 

What tractor was that on Kenny?


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