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Posted February 27, 2014 - 10:37 AM

Thanks! Sounds like a good system!


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Posted February 27, 2014 - 06:17 PM

Cleaning up some electrical components on this tonight and my cigarette lighter is burned out and ao is the wire that goes to it. I want to put a fuse in the line so my question is this. What size fuse should I use?

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Posted February 28, 2014 - 07:14 AM

The original fuse holder for the MF gt's was rated for a max of 20 amps, I found one reference where it stated that a 10 amp fuse was used. JD uses 20 amps on their newer ones, I thought the older ones were 10 amp also. I can't find a WH reference to the size of the fuse.

 

The one wiring diagram in our manuals for WH that shows a cigar lighter does not reference a fuse size.


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Posted February 28, 2014 - 12:52 PM

Yea there is no fuse on this originally. I just want to add one to try and keep the wires from burning out. I was reading my kohler manual about this style engine and referenced these engines used a 10, 12. or 15 amp system with 10 and 12 being the most common.



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Posted February 28, 2014 - 01:12 PM

What kind of Kohler is in your GT? Have you made any progress on it?



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Posted February 28, 2014 - 01:14 PM

There was a fuse in line for the lighter on the gt series, it was wired from the ignition switch.



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Posted February 28, 2014 - 01:23 PM

Yea there is one like that on my raider 10. This one doesn't have a wire coming from the switch though. The only wire to the lighter on this comes from the voltage regulator.

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Posted March 04, 2014 - 09:06 PM

Got my seat in from Northern Tools today. Gonna have to do some drilling on the fender deck to make it bolt up.


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Posted March 04, 2014 - 09:57 PM

What kind of Kohler is in your GT? Have you made any progress on it?

Just curious. Thanks!


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Posted March 04, 2014 - 10:13 PM

It a k181S. My gaskets and things that I needed are in the mail and on the way so as soon as they get here ill start on it.

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Posted March 04, 2014 - 10:14 PM

And as far as the fuse goes im opting for a 15 amp.

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Posted March 04, 2014 - 10:16 PM

It a k181S. My gaskets and things that I needed are in the mail and on the way so as soon as they get here ill start on it.

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Thanks! I was just curious what model it is, as it kind of looks like my K321. How many HP is it?



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Posted March 04, 2014 - 10:19 PM

It's an 8hp. And yea most k series kohler's look the same. And they all work great! Lol

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Posted March 05, 2014 - 08:55 PM

Got my package from Parts Tree today!  :D

 

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Was able to start putting in the new gaskets on the engine and i put one last oil seal on the drive pulley shaft in the tranny. That being said, i have officially replaced every single seal in that thing lol. 

 

Put a new points gasket on. Then removed the fuel pump to give it a good cleaning. One thing i noticed about that pump is that it is heavy for such a little thing! Modern fuel pumps don't have a thing on this one! Anyway, i primed the fuel pump and put it back on after i cleaned away some of the grease i missed with the pressure washer.

 

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I moved on to the head to decarbon and clean it. I noticed that someone put rings in this motor at one time or another. Not sure if it's been overhauled....didn't measure the bore. It runs like a champ so i'm not planning on going that far on the engine anyway,,,,just a good cleaning.

 

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Certainly needed cleaned

 

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Tomorrow it's time to replace the pan gasket as it leaks pretty good around the old one. I also need to stop at autozone for some copper head gasket spray so i can get this head put back on and torqued.  


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Posted March 05, 2014 - 09:13 PM

Coming along nicely, looks like a good box of goodies. I agree on the fuse with using a 15 amp with the gauge of wiring used. I plan on a cigarette lighter plug on my MTD 990 but used as a power port. It will have it's own fuse. Looking forward to seeing red paint.
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