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Posted June 07, 2013 - 01:00 AM

I finally got a chance to till the garden today and when I went to start the beast it went "clunk, clunk, rrrrrrrr."  Seems as though the bolts loosened from the starter mount and broke one off in the block.  Of course there is no room to move in there so I ended up pulling the engine (again).  I pulled it last summer to locate an oil leak.  I'm getting pretty good at this 214 engine removal thing!  Under 2 hours to pull it, extract the bolt, and reset it in its home, along with some new points and a good static timing.  Oh how I love/hate John Deeres sometimes!


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Posted June 07, 2013 - 01:04 AM

I hate it when that happens...one positive thing, you knew what to do to.....fix it! 



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Posted June 07, 2013 - 01:14 AM

You know I could brought the 1050 into town to do some tilling for you :D   Its pretty reliable.

 

Atleast it wasn't an exspensive fix, just a time consuming one.



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Posted June 07, 2013 - 05:30 AM

It's a Kohler engine problem not really a JD problem. Could have happened to any brand that uses a K321.


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Posted June 07, 2013 - 01:56 PM

It's a Kohler engine problem not really a JD problem. Could have happened to any brand that uses a K321.

Yep, sh*t happens - one of my business cars, an AUDI A3, was the first 6 month, when I got it, in the workshop.

They called me to retrieve the car and when I got it, I had a little drive trough a roundabout traffic - and back to the workshop...

 

And an AUDI is not a cheap car :mad2:



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Posted June 07, 2013 - 03:17 PM

It's a Kohler engine problem not really a JD problem. Could have happened to any brand that uses a K321.

 

True Brian, but I've never worked on another make with a Kohler that was so difficult to work on the engine without pulling it completely out of the tractor.   :wallbanging:



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Posted June 07, 2013 - 05:00 PM

Never owned a 200 series Daniel. Since it's not shaft drive it should be easier to get the engine out than my 314. Having the crank running side to side would put a lot of the stuff you need to access front and back rather than on the sides like on the 314. They also have tall frame side rails which places more of the engine down below the top of the frame. They used that same basic design style of frame from the 110 all the way to the 318 when it came out in 83. In general I'd agree that it's difficult to access a lot of the mechanical stuff inside the rails. The designers had a tendency to use really elaborate linkages as well. The hydro linkage on a 300 series for instance is a real monster. I figure all brands have their problem areas when it comes to repair access. 






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