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#1 IlovemyCub OFFLINE  

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Posted April 25, 2013 - 03:00 PM

Hey guys! I have fixed a lot of Kohler engines, but I just don't know whats up with this 12hp Kohler. I bought a John Deere 212 a while ago for $200, dead. I re-built the motor in her and she ran good! But, after you run it a while, it will lose power. Like you would go full throttle and it with run like its at idle. Any ideas what the problem could be? Some times it does this and sometimes it won't. Thanks Ian  :rocker2:


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Posted April 25, 2013 - 03:24 PM

Verify the throttle linkage is moving the governor arm and thus the throttle correctly..  If the throttle plate is wide open and you only get idle the trouble's most likely carb or fuel related..


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Posted April 25, 2013 - 04:09 PM

Yeah, I figured it was something like that. Thanks for the help WNYTractorTinkerer! Ian 



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Posted April 25, 2013 - 05:33 PM

You may want to give it a good dose of Sea Foam and put some in the gas tank.

 

 

 

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Posted April 25, 2013 - 05:59 PM

You may want to give it a good dose of Sea Foam and put some in the gas tank.

 

 

 

Dick

 

That's exactly what I would suggest.  I'd wager somethings loose in the carburetor and blocking a passage. 

 

How are the valve gaps? 

 

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Posted April 25, 2013 - 07:15 PM

That's exactly what I would suggest.  I'd wager somethings loose in the carburetor and blocking a passage. 

 

How are the valve gaps? 

 

Ben W.

Hey Ben! How are them engines going for ya? But anyways, I'm pretty sure the valves are fine. But then again, I haven't worked on her in 3-4 years so something might be up. And that foam stuff would clean out the carb, so that will be good. I'm actually putting a Kohler 14hp in to her and making her a 214. But I will deff check the valves and try that stuff. Thanks for the help! Talk to you soon. Ian 



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Posted April 25, 2013 - 07:16 PM

You may want to give it a good dose of Sea Foam and put some in the gas tank.

 

 

 

Dick

Hey Dick! That I will deff do. The carb might be really dirty cause its been sitting for a while. Thanks for the help!!! Ian 



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Posted April 25, 2013 - 07:20 PM

Ian, when you tore into it, did you check the screen at the bottom of the fuel tank? Those can be problematic, also.


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Posted April 25, 2013 - 07:22 PM

Ian, when you tore into it, did you check the screen at the bottom of the fuel tank? Those can be problematic, also.

The screen is fine. And the tank is pretty clean too. Thanks for the suggestion Cat385B! Ian 






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