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#31 LilysDad OFFLINE  

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Posted April 01, 2015 - 07:02 AM

You could go to Walmart and buy a shotgun, then wait for them to get in a new shipment of ammo.         . . . or you could just send the engine to me. Much cheaper!



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Posted April 01, 2015 - 07:58 PM

I have not had a chance to mess with it yet. 

 

I'll let you good folks know.

 

If 'beauty' rest is what you're shooting for, we'll talk to you in May.

 

It'll take at least that long to wipe the scowl off my face from reading posts like this...

 

Ben W. 


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Posted April 03, 2015 - 09:09 PM

So, the end of the story is that I really can't label one culprit. 

 

I pulled the head off and replaced the head gasket.  The old one was not blown, but it was probably the original one.  That didn't help very much. 

 

When I was first messing with the tractor, I had soaked down the intake with carburetor cleaner trying to find a leak.  Nothing was found.  I got to thinking a little bit today and decided to get a thicker intake gasket.  The one I had was an OEM Kohler gasket, but thin.  I had some thicker aftermarket ones that I figured might take up any irregularities. 

 

That seemed to help a little bit, too.  I was then able to dial in the carburetor to where I wanted it and, believe it or not, that actually seemed to fix it. 

 

It still wants to skip surge a little bit when it is cold or when you jam the throttle open.  However, even that has improved the more I run it.  I went out and mowed with the tractor for about an hour and after that it seemed to be a lot happier.

 

Maybe it just wanted some attention?!?!

 

Ben W.


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Posted April 04, 2015 - 06:17 AM

Glad to hear you finally got a handle on it.  


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Posted April 05, 2015 - 07:01 AM

Didn't need the gun after all. Glad you got fixed. So it was the mixture from the carb that was the problem and the thicker gasket gave it more time to mix before firing ? Noel
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