Ok, so I could not leave a new tractor alone. I wanted to see if the 8hp kohler was going to fire or not. First, I pulled the spark plug and gave several squirts of fogging oil down the hole, and let that sit. After a while, I gave it several more squirts, I then took off the flywheel screen and slowly turned the flywheel by hand, so as to loosen/lubricate the piston and valves and rings. gave the spark plug hole a few more shots and left it alone again. I came back to it later, added some gas, put the spark plug back, hooked up a battery, turned on the key, no start. I hooked up a volt meter, no 12v at the coil. So I sanded the points a little, changed the coil and condensor with another known good set,ran a separate wire from the battery to the coil, got out the jumper cables, hit the starter/generator straight from the battery. She fired! So then I put it all back together and I rolled the tractor back into the garage. I got a hundred other projects pending. I am working out of town for the next several months and am only home on the weekends, so I am kinda pressed for time. This r f 110 will make a great winter project.
I bought this gt from the niece of the original owner. She had both of the JD manuals for it too....the 38 rotary mower and the one for the tractor. Sweet!
I really like page 3 in the tractor manual.
Edited by James henry, August 25, 2013 - 08:36 PM.