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I Killed A 316 But Brought It Back To Life – Sorry


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#1 Michi-Ken OFFLINE  

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Posted June 14, 2013 - 03:56 PM

Hello,

My name is Ken and I killed a perfectly innocent ’79 316. Simply lack of oil. With the help of my father in-law, it has been brought back to life.

I put three little kids in the small utility trailer for the first spring wagon ride, and 5 minutes into running the engine, I smelled something warm. Thinking I was about to lose a belt, I turned back towards the barn. Not 10 seconds later, that was all she wrote. Stopped her dead in her tracks.

I am not one to forget changing oil, but the JD just slipped my mind for to long. Believe you me I won’t be going past the 25 hours of running time.

We bought a good rebuild kit off ebay, and spend a couple of days to put it back together. I am happy that I learned what “not” to do next time, but the appreciation I have for the engine and what it took to bring it back, was enjoyable.

You will see me around the forum, looking for advice to fix all that needs to be done here and there.

If I can learn how to post photos will get them up.

Thanks,

Michi-Ken (yes I live in Michigan, just south of Grand Rapids)

 

 


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Posted June 14, 2013 - 05:31 PM

Hello,

My name is Ken and I killed a perfectly innocent .....

 

Ummmhhh...   Sorry this isn't a 12 step program here. Dr. Phil gave up on most of us. But, we're real glad to have you with us! :loosing_it:


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#3 Jack OFFLINE  

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Posted June 14, 2013 - 05:35 PM

Well Ken welcome to the Gttalk forums.  We are glad you made it  here even if you were a bit late.  :smilewink:   Hang around and share those pics when you can.   :thumbs:



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Posted June 14, 2013 - 05:48 PM

Welcome aboard Michi-Ken..

 

This place seems to have run-amok with Ken's!!!   :D



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Posted June 14, 2013 - 07:00 PM

Welcome to the tractor asylum. We are all crazy but it is a good kind of crazy.

 

Glad you resurrected your tractor.



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Posted June 14, 2013 - 08:06 PM

Glad you rectified the problem, as the penalty for killing a GT is pretty severe. Jimmy did the crime and is still doing the time!

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He killed a MTD, so a John Deere would be more severe

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Posted June 14, 2013 - 08:23 PM

:welcometogttalk: :wewantpics:



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Posted June 14, 2013 - 08:38 PM

Welcome to GTTalk, Ken!  Thankfully it was only a green tractor you killed.  :D

 

Sounds like you did a good job getting it put back together.  I'm sure you learned a lot, too!

 

Ben W.



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Posted June 15, 2013 - 05:43 AM

Welcome to the forum Ken. Glad to hear you got the 316 back together and running. The 316 single cylinder tractor was built in 1978 only. The later twin cylinder 316 was built from 1984-92 I think. Do you have the single cylinder version or the twin? They are both great tractors.



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Posted June 15, 2013 - 06:22 AM

Welcome to the forum Ken. Glad to hear you got the 316 back together and running. The 316 single cylinder tractor was built in 1978 only. The later twin cylinder 316 was built from 1984-92 I think. Do you have the single cylinder version or the twin? They are both great tractors.


Yes Brian I do have the single cylinder JD I am pretty sure it's a 1979 when I'm out there today I'll see if I can find a model number plate on it somewhere. I have grown enough affection to the tractor since I have spent so much time with it this spring cleaning it versus writing been using it.

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Posted June 15, 2013 - 06:27 AM

Thank you to everyone for the kind welcoming to the forum it's nice to know that others have caused such problems to innocent machine. It is Saturday morning time to spend most of my day mowing the lawn that hasn't been touched in three weeks since I powered my sisters contractor. It is kind of nice to live in the country and not worry at mowing the lawn versus my suburbanite coworkers I can go four times as long. It also helps that I have sandy soil but it will be a shame to mow down the white daisies that popped up in the yard.

I will make a separate forum post later I have questions about belt sizes for my mower deck. And there are some breather hoses that need to be replaced.

I just need to learn how to get photos into my gallery so that I can post them into these listings.

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Posted June 15, 2013 - 06:27 AM

Yes, they are a nice strong GT. I have a 314 and a 317 that I am restoring. Those K series single Kohlers are an impressive engine. It's good to hear you could get yours running again. 



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Posted June 15, 2013 - 07:02 AM

Ken,

Welcome to GTtalk. You will notice pretty much everyone here is laid back and likes to have a good time along with helping each other. Glad to hear you got it all back together and running good. We all make mistakes at some point in time, just some will admit it :D



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Posted June 15, 2013 - 09:07 AM

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