74 power king engine service question
Posted April 11, 2016 - 05:38 AM
So I'll be taking it somewhere to have it serviced. As much as I would like to dig into this problem, lack of time and my inexperience lead me to having a professional repair it.
I am assuming the engine has to be torn down to complete this repair? This engine did not smoke originally. Is there anything else I should ask them to do while undertaking this repair?
Clean engine block rust, replace rusted bolts, replace rings, de carbon, replace gaskets, etc?
If it is going to be torn down I would like to have whatever may be needed in future done to it so it will be reliable.
Should any repair shop be able to do this? Should I look for a tractor or small engine/lawnmower shop? Any suggestions for one around me, I'm in North alabama and would drive a couple of hours to get to right place if needed.
Thanks for all your help and advice. It has been a fun learning all that I have and am so much happier with this tractor when compared to my zero turn. Awesome machine.
Posted April 11, 2016 - 06:21 AM
Hopefully, you can find a small engine repair shop locally that is willing to take on your machine. Unfortunately, around here they charge the same hourly rate as auto repair shops. I've also come across dishonesty where the shop was trying to convince the owners of valuable clasic GTs that they were unrepairable. In the case of one that belonged to an old friend, I repaired his Ford for $8 in less than an hour. You need to check around. They had wanted to sell him a new GT.
You should start with the correct manual for the engine and carefully diagnose the problem. I would suspect that you may have turned the governor rod the wrong way and may be able to fix it without major disassembly. Good Luck, Rick
Edited by boyscout862, April 11, 2016 - 06:22 AM.
Posted April 11, 2016 - 07:58 AM
- Alc said thank you
Posted April 11, 2016 - 08:13 AM
Sorry to hear this , hope it not too $$$ of a repair