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#16 Mark 149 J. OFFLINE  

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Posted September 30, 2016 - 09:35 AM

Here's the Owners Manual.  And the OM for the M18.

I remember finding this manual but it doesn't go into removing the engine.  I just finished looking for the service manual with no luck.  I guess I'll just do the trial and error method. 

Thanks Kenny!

Never mind!  I found the service manual

Here is the link for it

http://gardentractor...service-manual/


Edited by Mark 149 J., September 30, 2016 - 12:32 PM.

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Posted October 01, 2016 - 11:42 PM

You don't have to pull the motor to remove the starter. If you use a long extension you can get to it and slide the starter out through the front.

I've done it several times and it's a pretty quick process.


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Posted October 02, 2016 - 01:35 AM

You don't have to pull the motor to remove the starter. If you use a long extension you can get to it and slide the starter out through the front.

Thanks for the suggestion!
I will take a close look at that tomorrow and see if that will work otherwise I'll start removing the motor

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Posted October 02, 2016 - 07:41 PM

I removed the starter from the 1811 today.  I removed the from nose and hood to give me better access.  The top nut was easy to remove but the bottom one took a little bit more thinking.  I finally figure out that if I turn the bolt holding the starter together and hold the nut with my finger that it comes right off.  The starter was easy to pull out through the front.  I tested the start by hooking the starter body to battery ground and hooking the positive terminal to the starter post.  Nothing happened.  I took the starter apart to look at the brushes and tested them to see if they were shorting to ground.  Everything checked out fine.  I cleaned everything up and put it back together and tested it again and still nothing.  Time for a new starter.  I also pressure washed most of the tractor.

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Next, I took the carb apart and found a lot of nasty crud and corrosion in the bottom of the bowl so I'm getting that all cleaned up.  I went online and order a new starter, sparkplugs, oil filter, and a carb rebuild kit.   Should have the new parts by next weekend.

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Posted October 15, 2016 - 03:27 PM

I installed the starter, rebuilt the carb., new spark plugs, new fuel pump (gas in the oil), emptied the gas tank, installed new fuel lines, and changed the oil and filter.  After all of that, I sprayed starting fluid into the carb and she fired right up!  She didn't smoke at all and sounded strong.  She idles very smoothly and spins up quickly when you give her throttle.

So far, I've spent $130 to get her running.  I still need to replace the flexible driveshaft discs because the old ones are in bad shape.  That should cost me another $30.  I think I have a great $160 tractor!  Can't wait to install the mowing deck and snow blower to see how they work. 


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Posted October 15, 2016 - 04:23 PM

I installed the starter, rebuilt the carb., new spark plugs, new fuel pump (gas in the oil), emptied the gas tank, installed new fuel lines, and changed the oil and filter.  After all of that, I sprayed starting fluid into the carb and she fired right up!  She didn't smoke at all and sounded strong.  She idles very smoothly and spins up quickly when you give her throttle.

So far, I've spent $130 to get her running.  I still need to replace the flexible driveshaft discs because the old ones are in bad shape.  That should cost me another $30.  I think I have a great $160 tractor!  Can't wait to install the mowing deck and snow blower to see how they work. 

AWESOME!!  I'm just catching up on your post's.  The snowbldae doesn't appear to have any unnecessary bends in it.  The heavy piece of iron on the "A" frame is bent from the factory the way it is in your picture and the push arms that run back to the shaft between the foot rests are also pre-bent at the factory the way yours is.  Good luck with it, I'm jealous of that tractor.  Just missed an 1863 a few weeks ago.  Holding out for an 1811 or a 782 now.


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Posted October 15, 2016 - 05:04 PM

AWESOME!! I'm just catching up on your post's. The snowbldae doesn't appear to have any unnecessary bends in it. The heavy piece of iron on the "A" frame is bent from the factory the way it is in your picture and the push arms that run back to the shaft between the foot rests are also pre-bent at the factory the way yours is. Good luck with it, I'm jealous of that tractor. Just missed an 1863 a few weeks ago. Holding out for an 1811 or a 782 now.

Thanks for all that information good to know that it's not bent like I thought it was.
I didn't realize how popular the 1811 are until I got this one. I feel very fortunate that I got it for free especially with all the attachments.
Good luck in finding your own!

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Posted October 16, 2016 - 08:48 AM

One thing you should check is compression, these mags usually have blown head gaskets after all theses years.
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Posted October 16, 2016 - 10:33 AM

One thing you should check is compression, these mags usually have blown head gaskets after all theses years

 

I'll check that out.

How much compression should it have? 

I'm assuming it doesn't have compression release like the K series.



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Posted October 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Anything above 90psi is good, any less then that and the gaskets are probably blown. They will continue to run good down to about 65 but will lack power when mowing or snow blowing. Here's a video I made about straightening heads.


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Posted October 21, 2016 - 12:07 AM

I checked the compression tonight.    One was 80 the other was 82 ps.  It looked like the head gasket was leaking out around the bolt holes.  Some of the head bolts had carbon build-up around the threads.  I also sanded down the heads using a piece of glass with some wet/dry sand paper.  The trued up good.  I'll get some head gaskets tomorrow and put it back together. 

 

One thing you should check is compression, these mags usually have blown head gaskets after all theses years.

Thanks for the suggestion.  This saved me some time somewhere down the road.


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Posted October 27, 2016 - 07:34 PM

Make sure and get some good quality head gaskets. The ones with the fire ring. There's some cheapos out there.
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Posted October 28, 2016 - 02:35 PM

Make sure and get some good quality head gaskets. The ones with the fire ring. There's some cheapos out there.

I bought some Kohler brand





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