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Posted July 07, 2013 - 12:19 PM

Picked up this Jacobsen for $100 the other day. It was only about 5 miles from me. It is hydrostatic and has hydraulic lift. Everything works, but the engine smokes like a freight train. It has the K341 Kohler. Don't know much about these,but I am learning. They are the same as a Ford;I know that. It doesn't say anywhere on it what model it is,though.

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Posted July 07, 2013 - 12:36 PM

For $100, I would say you got quite a deal!  That is quite a nice looking tractor for the money and you will learn about the Jacobsen

in time.  Plenty of knowledge on here to help. :thumbs:


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Posted July 07, 2013 - 12:40 PM

Looks just like the Ford LGT 165 I've got, I forget, how many HP is the K341?
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Posted July 07, 2013 - 01:26 PM

I nave a Ford Lgt 165 that smoked like crazy when I got it, and I have changed oil in it a couple of tmes and it does not seem to smoke as much now., worth a try.


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Posted July 07, 2013 - 02:38 PM

I believe Jacobsen called theirs a GT16, and yes it the same as the Ford LGT165.

 

I never thought U would like them, but now I have 2 of them (LGT 145 & 165)and the foot controlled hydro is great, especially for mowing.


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Posted July 07, 2013 - 02:55 PM

You got a great deal on a terrific tractor. Change the oil. Run it out of gas and put fresh gas in. Do a full tuneup including the air filter. Add Marvel Mystery oil to the gas(1/2 oz per gallon) and use it. In a little while it will slow down on the smoking. Stale gas, old crankcase oil and carbon in the rings cause smoking. A too rich carb will cause smoking too. The Marvel will slowly remove the carbon from the rings so that they will seat better. Good Luck and Congratulations on a great deal. Rick


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Posted July 07, 2013 - 03:27 PM

Looks just like the Ford LGT 165 I've got, I forget, how many HP is the K341?

It is 16 HP.



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Posted July 07, 2013 - 04:06 PM

GREAT SCORE!!

Jacobsen called it a 1650  pretty much the same as ford some little differences not many. I just traded my 1450 to a friend and one thing that i saw different than my LGT145 (ford version) was the ford had an adjustable /sliding seat,  the Jacobsen didn't. they both had the tool tray underneath. Might have been an option but side by side we couldn't find too many other differences other than the grill, which are interchangeable just different looks.

He loves it ,it is  his first hydro and he raves every time he moves something around the yard , about how versatile the pedal makes it. OF COURSE I LOVE MY 145 &195

As far as the smoke, I agree with the remedies mentioned above. 

GOOD LUCK and keep us posted of how it works out.

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Posted July 07, 2013 - 04:15 PM

just noticed in pics your hi-lo range lever is missing. it belongs in slot on right. It needs to be in neutral to start or safety switch has been disconnected. Either way do get full benefit from tractor you need both ranges. Mine was broken just under plastic cover where pins for locating it to other rod are. (weak point) After welding it together, its as good as new. Our site sponsers should have one if you cant make one.  I can send you pics of what it looks like if you need it. send me a PM and I will be glad to.

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also missing mower adjustment knob, directly under steering wheel 


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Posted July 07, 2013 - 04:23 PM

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Posted July 07, 2013 - 04:34 PM

Congrats on the great deal. With those K series engines they can get carbon build up in the head, valves and cylinder deck. If you invest in a head gasket you could remove the head, inspect the cylinder, valves etc and remove the carbon. This will give you some idea as to the engines condition. That's a very nice looking Jac. Those tractors are capable of doing some serious work and are worth putting time and money into. The K series service manual is in our manuals section or you can download it from the Kohler site. 



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Posted July 07, 2013 - 04:51 PM

Thanks guys!!! I will try some of the ideas you guys gave me to see if I can stop some of the smoking.



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Posted July 07, 2013 - 04:53 PM

just noticed in pics your hi-lo range lever is missing. it belongs in slot on right. It needs to be in neutral to start or safety switch has been disconnected. Either way do get full benefit from tractor you need both ranges. Mine was broken just under plastic cover where pins for locating it to other rod are. (weak point) After welding it together, its as good as new. Our site sponsers should have one if you cant make one.  I can send you pics of what it looks like if you need it. send me a PM and I will be glad to.

Tom

also missing mower adjustment knob, directly under steering wheel 

I noticed that. I took the plastic piece off,and found a rod that runs through the frame and back to what looks like a hydrolic valve. I think it is just missing the hande.


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Posted July 07, 2013 - 05:45 PM

Here is what it looks like. I think I am just missing the lever. I did a compression test also. It has 115 pounds.

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Posted July 07, 2013 - 05:58 PM

thats exactly what happened , the top half broke off like mine did . i had piece to weld back on though. I figure they drilled two holes for little cotter pins but it weakened the rod, especially when the neutral safety switch gets sticky and it's hard to switch back n forth betw hi - low n neutral 


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