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#16 easternharvest OFFLINE  

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Posted April 03, 2016 - 06:51 PM

So was out in the garage again today working on the 210. I solved the stuck rear wheel issue with some elbow grease and break free (parking brake was stuck after all). That brings me to the next issue... I haven't ran the tractor since I brought it home so I wanted to warm it up to change the oil. I hit the key and it cranked a bit struggled, then nothing. Puzzled I checked my connections and everything was good. Still nothing. The engine wouldn't even turn over by hand! Looked at the starter and it was stuck open, so I ended up taking it off and saw part of a mouse nest... well, 2 hrs of cleaning later I filled half a 5 gal bucket with all sorts of mouse collected crap! Seems that they made the fly wheel cover their home during the tractor's deep sleep! I can't believe a mouse nest stopped the motor from turning over!


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Posted April 03, 2016 - 10:00 PM

Be thankful for small favors, This way you got to clean it up some wha,t before it might have had dire problems (overheating or a fire)!

It will get there just needs some major TLC and persistence!


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Posted April 04, 2016 - 07:01 AM

Don't I know it! By the look of the motor, it's my belief that the previous owner parked it due to over heating... no wonder why. Even without the mouse nest it had so much nasty underneath the motor covers I don't know how it even ran. The fins were so caked with gunk it had to have been overheating. The tell tale signs of a hot motor are all over the spark plug. She does run, but just hope she not to far gone to save the motor.



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Posted April 04, 2016 - 09:21 AM

Change that head gasket while you are at it.  Lapping a head and installing the new gasket is worth the time and effort.  


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Posted April 04, 2016 - 09:25 AM

Good point... I already have it broke down this far, may as well go the rest of the way.



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Posted April 04, 2016 - 09:45 AM

Good point... I already have it broke down this far, may as well go the rest of the way.

 

Did you grab the Kohler manual for the K series?  It its on the forum and available directly here: 

http://kohlerengines...pdf/tp_2379.pdf


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Posted April 04, 2016 - 09:54 AM

I grabbed it when I bought my 314, almost forgot I had it. Need to print and put in my manual library.. Thanks for the reminder!


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Posted April 04, 2016 - 10:04 AM

You bet!  I have used it many times and it was great to have when I built my hotrod K301.


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Posted April 04, 2016 - 10:10 AM

Manuals are a godsend! I went blind into my 314 and made mistakes that could have been prevented had I had a manual. Lesson learned! I am going to finish cleaning 35 yrs worth of nasty off of her through the week, then pressure wash real good to see exactly what I'm dealing with. My intention is to keep her because I couldn't beat the price and I have a 200 series sleeve hitch setup that I needed a reason to use.



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Posted April 08, 2016 - 07:56 PM

So my computer went kaput at work today which allowed me to skip half a day and get in some garage time with the 210. I believe I am 98% complete removing 30 plus years of nasty. I quick hit all the rust to knock the scale off and cleaned all the electrical connections. I have the major components reinstalled/put together. Going to hit the muffler tomorrow with the wire wheel and high temperature paint then get her fired up and tuned (hopefully) tomorrow. I still need to install a choke cable too. If all goes well I will get setup to do the body panels. Not going to do a complete frame off because I am going to work this tractor and I don't want a cream puff. She is starting look like her former self.

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Posted April 09, 2016 - 08:43 PM

looking good

don't forget to grease the zirks - there are a few that need grease.

if you have not checked the variator - it is time to put some graphic powder on it.


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Posted April 09, 2016 - 09:31 PM

Thanks for the reminder lyall. Didn't even think about the variator.

I logged a couple more hours garage time tonight. Finished cleaning up the electrical connections and realized I'm gonna have to buy a new ignition switch. It has a big dead spot in it and won't crank the motor every time. The ammeter is shot as well, Don't think I'm gonna put another one in the dash... Anyone see a good reason why I should?

I forgot to show you all how she sat when I picked her up.Screenshot_2016-04-09-22-14-43-1.png Screenshot_2016-04-09-22-15-00-1.png Pretty pitiful...

This is where we are at now. She looked neked sitting there without anything to cover her 10 horses so I put the hood on her.20160409_215205.jpg 20160409_215154.jpg
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Posted April 22, 2016 - 08:49 PM

Ok, we'll finally was able to make some time for the 210 today. I cleaned out the fuel tank, ran new fuel in-line, and installed an in line fuel filter.

After I was finished with that I decided to fire her up for a test run. She fired right up and after about 30 seconds the carb started spewing gas... DANG! So off comes the carb (was gonna break it down for cleaning anyway, but not this soon). So that is done and carb is soaking...

Now I noticed that even with the key in the off position that solenoid clicks. ??? And I get nothing when I turn the key to start. Ignition switch? This is a new symptom to diagnose? Not a clue why it would do that? Anyone have any ideas?20160422_201624.jpg 20160422_201635.jpg 20160422_201655.jpg

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Posted May 12, 2016 - 02:51 PM

Update.... anyone have any ideas on my clicking solenoid?

Carb rebuild complete; tires tubed...

Next, paint and recover or find new seat... oh and replace ammeter. Oh and replace the grill.

Figured I'd put her tins back on till I get to paint so she looks like something.20160512_153729.jpg 20160512_153719.jpg

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Posted May 12, 2016 - 03:46 PM

Take a analog or digital VOM an check for voltages on the solenoid, when it should be none


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