I recently got a good deal on this 1981 Case 220 with hydraulic lift,so I went and got it. It was said to run but need a carb cleaning. So once home I pulled the carb to pull apart. It was one of the worst that I have dealt with in a long time. One needle was froze in it and the carb bowl nut was froze. Once inside it full of dirt ! Not the stuff this ethanol gas leaves behind,but dirt ! I got it all cleaned out,back together and back on. Next I decided to pull the plug. It was seized in the head ! Took a pipe on the ratchet to break it loose and it came out hard. Now mind you this was suppose to be a recently rebuilt engine. After changing the plug with a little coaxing It started up and sounded pretty good....for less then a minute. Then Bang Bang Bang ! It just started hammering hard. ( Yes its full of oil.) So now I pull the engine and take a look but I don't have a great feeling about this engine. I already see a vertical scare going all the way down the cylinder wall. No biggie though.When you buy sell and trade these vintage tractors like trading cards for a hobby you have to kind of look at it this way: each tractor is like a box of Crackerjacks you drag it home and and dig in to see what you surprise is in this one !...Sometimes the surprises are better than others...lol
Case 220 and the "runs but needs carb cleaned" gone wrong
Posted April 25, 2015 - 10:12 PM
Savin.....the....Horse....now? Wonder if some little kid might have shoved handsful of dirt into the carb and some stones sucked in? Sorry to hear trouble, but as you said, always a gamble buying this old non-run stuff. Hurts worse when your poor like us!
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Posted April 25, 2015 - 11:04 PM
Ya win some - ya lose some.
When the "new rebuilt" engine has been rattlecanned in the tractor with overspray everywhere you can pretty much figure the engine has not been out - and not been overhauled.
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Posted April 26, 2015 - 12:52 AM
It is now rebuilt correctly but I learned my lesson.
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Posted April 26, 2015 - 06:35 AM
OUCH !! at least the rest of the machine looks good. nice straight tin and the tires all look ok. The nice thing about those kohlers is they are easy to find replacement parts for.
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Posted April 29, 2015 - 08:50 PM
Sorry to hear all that. But like the others say, a Kohler is easy to get parts for.