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Posted September 07, 2014 - 12:51 PM

Hey guys, I have a Bolens 1886-04 I got for $50 with a plow, 2 stage blower, tiller, and Brinly cultivator. It has a Kohler k482 twin that hadn't run for 10 or 20 years until today. I got the thing a few months ago, I ad to pull the motor to replace the starter, but I have also checked the operation of the valves, cleaned the carb, replaced the float, set the points to spec, changed the oil and filter, and completely re wired it. When I took the engine out I had to remove the throttle and choke cable assembly. I cant figure out how it was from the factory. I have rigged the throttle cable with a zip tie but It doesn't work properly. When I start the engine it fires up,but it revs up so high that I have to turn it off or the thing will throw a rod! Also the throttle seems to work in reverse, If i put it all the way up to fast it goes slower, and if i put it to slow it goes faster. Could this over revving have to do with the fact that I am using a gravity fed tank temporarily until I get my fuel pump sorted out? Can somebody post a picture of their 1886 throttle and choke cable setup? Does anybody know where I can get a new tie rod end? It busted right off. Also I can't seem to get one of the engine mounting bolts tight, It is impossible to get to. I know I will crack the block if I run it with only 3 tight mounting bolts. The bolt I am talking about is the left rear if you are sitting on the tractor. Below are some pictures of my throttle "setup" and temporary tank.20140907_121503.jpg

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Posted September 07, 2014 - 01:16 PM

One thing for sure, the gas tank isn't the problem. I'm not familiar enough with the governor set up on that engine to tell from the picture. Isn't there a manual in the manual section for these?



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Posted September 07, 2014 - 01:38 PM

I have the manual, I don't believe it has a diagram but I can double check.



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Posted September 07, 2014 - 02:04 PM

untitled $50.png Great Buy!



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Posted September 07, 2014 - 04:50 PM

Check out the Kohler manuals for a service manual or the Bolens section for the tractor manual. You need to make sure the governor is set up properly as well as the throttle cable. 50$ is a super deal!!!! 



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Posted September 07, 2014 - 05:19 PM

Did you use a gun in that hold up?!!



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Posted September 07, 2014 - 05:59 PM

I have checked the manual and got a diagram, but it should be adjusted fine because this was one of those "ran when parked" scenarios. It just had a broken starter gear and that is why it sat.



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Posted September 07, 2014 - 06:26 PM

Do you need me to edit the title? I think you left out a 0 in the price.



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Posted September 08, 2014 - 10:24 AM

Do you need me to edit the title? I think you left out a 0 in the price.

Haha no I assure you it was 50 bucks.

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Posted September 08, 2014 - 07:11 PM

I had the exact same issue of the throttle on my 24hp v twin Briggs on my craftsman gt5000. I had taken the engine off to replace oil pan gasket and others. When I hooked it all back up and reattached the throttle and choke cables. I don't know exactly what I did, but I know I looked at what position the throttle on the carb needed to be to match the control. Then there was one clamp holding the throttle cable in place and I had to move the cable to right spot and tighten it. Not sure if any of that made sense but I hope so.

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Posted September 08, 2014 - 07:12 PM

PS I'm jealous

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Posted September 08, 2014 - 07:19 PM

I had the exact same issue of the throttle on my 24hp v twin Briggs on my craftsman gt5000. I had taken the engine off to replace oil pan gasket and others. When I hooked it all back up and reattached the throttle and choke cables. I don't know exactly what I did, but I know I looked at what position the throttle on the carb needed to be to match the control. Then there was one clamp holding the throttle cable in place and I had to move the cable to right spot and tighten it. Not sure if any of that made sense but I hope so.

Yeah I think I know what you are saying, both cables are clamped to a plate, and I don't really know where the plate bolts to the engine and how the governor is set up. When I push the throttle to fast it seems to close the throttle butterfly all the way, when I push it down to slow it pulls the butterfly WIDE open. I think the governor spring is hooked up wrong according to the diagram in the manual.

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Posted September 09, 2014 - 08:08 AM

This is why it's wise to take a photo of your engine before disassembly.



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Posted September 09, 2014 - 06:22 PM

This is the bracket from my HT 23

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You should have two bolt holes above the fan shroud;

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This is another engine;

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Posted September 09, 2014 - 08:03 PM

Here are some pics i saw your post on the other forum and i don't like the photo load up there

 

 

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