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Posted June 18, 2013 - 11:03 AM

I've mentioned before that I have a K341 that won't turn over with the starter. I got around to looking at it this morning. I pulled the head and found that the valves aren't lifting together at start up.

 

I don't want to tear it apart anymore than I need to. Should I go in through the side plate or the oil pan?



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Posted June 18, 2013 - 11:07 AM

Only the exhaust valve pops up just a tick to drop compression.  If the exhaust valve clearance is too wide, the ACR can't work.  So checking valve clearance is the first thing to do.  .017 to .018" clearance for the exhaust.  .008 to .010" for intake while you're in there.


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Posted June 18, 2013 - 03:00 PM

Daniel really really knows his Kohler K series engines!  It's pretty easy to adjust the clearance and then with the cover still off and the spark plug out you can see the release working when you roll the engine over by hand. 


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Posted June 18, 2013 - 07:43 PM

Okay, thanks! I don't have time tomorrow, but I'll check it.



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Posted June 19, 2013 - 07:17 PM

Your right! With the head off, and staring real hard, I could see the exhaust trying to lift. I readjusted the valves and now it obviously lifts. I need to torque the head bolts(35 ft. lbs.?) and then we'll see what happens.


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Posted June 19, 2013 - 07:21 PM

Your right! With the head off, and staring real hard, I could see the exhaust trying to lift. I readjusted the valves and now it obviously lifts. I need to torque the head bolts(35 ft. lbs.?) and then we'll see what happens.

 

25 to 30 foot pounds.


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Posted June 19, 2013 - 07:26 PM

The manual says 25 to 30 Ft Lbs. on the head bolts.


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Posted June 19, 2013 - 07:27 PM

Well, Daniel, I see you beat me again !! :rolling:



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Posted June 19, 2013 - 08:31 PM

Well, Daniel, I see you beat me again !! :rolling:

 

Yep!  :smilewink:   



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Posted June 20, 2013 - 06:14 AM

Yah gotta' git up pretty early in the mornin' to beat a Dairyman!!! Thanks OCH!


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Posted June 20, 2013 - 11:36 AM

Oh, Yaas!!!  :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:  I'm so good! I'm so good! :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana: The engine runs! It's been three years since I rebuilt it and it runs!

BooYah!!!

 

Last fall I tried to get it to go and I thought I had screwed up the rebuild. I just needed a little guidance from my milkman. :thumbs:


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Posted June 20, 2013 - 11:42 AM

Oh, Yaas!!!  :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:  I'm so good! I'm so good! :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana: The engine runs! It's been three years since I rebuilt it and it runs!

BooYah!!!

 

Last fall I tried to get it to go and I thought I had screwed up the rebuild. I just needed a little guidance from my milkman. :thumbs:

 

Ya made me laugh on a hot day of welding!  Thanks LD!  :thumbs:



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Posted June 20, 2013 - 11:45 AM

Oh, Yaas!!!  :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:  I'm so good! I'm so good! :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana: The engine runs! It's been three years since I rebuilt it and it runs!

BooYah!!!

 

Last fall I tried to get it to go and I thought I had screwed up the rebuild. I just needed a little guidance from my milkman. :thumbs:

Who said milkmen stopped home deliveries?

Way to go LD



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Posted June 20, 2013 - 03:23 PM

Now I just need to put the tractor the rest of the way together. It's been so long, I can't find the drive/engine pulley. Anyone got a pulley for a '68 WH Charger or the equivallent?



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Posted June 20, 2013 - 03:25 PM

  Anyone got a pulley for a '68 WH Charger or the equivallent?

 

I hear tell there is one somewhere in Dekalb County, Illinois!   :D






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