Mowing along fine on Saturday. All of a sudden hear high pitched screetching knock and the tractor begins running on one cylinder. Obviously, the 60 inch deck is too much for it on one cylinder.
Did all the normal checks for spark etc, hook up the compression tester. 120 on one side, 0 on the other!!!
Since it will run on one cylinder, I am guessing it's not a rod, but rather the valve train.
So mad...$1900 and three weeks later...from a reputable local JD dealer...
Edited by ccfoshee, May 31, 2011 - 08:43 AM.