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Posted June 06, 2011 - 12:02 PM

Just came in for a few minutes after running the Case 444 in the dirt. First order of business was a flat front right tire, ok, swap out. I found only Case rims fit Case spindles so one big 1 inch nut later and spacing perfect lol. I then had to mount the snow/dirt blade but that was easy. We had a backhoe here breaking up the dirt, all I gotta do is shove but the governor is kicking my butt right now. So I guess I am heading back out to mess with the thing some more. I will get pics.

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Posted June 06, 2011 - 12:08 PM

Casey, Sorry your having issues with the Case. Maybe the of the Case guys can talk you through adjusting the governor

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Posted June 06, 2011 - 12:59 PM

Nah, I'm gonna procrastinate until my next trip to York, PA and then load the 444 on the truck and pay George a visit. He said he would get it running perfectly for me, so that saves me time screwing with it lol.

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Posted June 06, 2011 - 03:34 PM

I know someone has probably sent you a link to the kohler manual for the k321 by now, if not it's here. http://www.kohlereng...pdf/tp_2379.pdf

They can be tempermental sometimes but that is a really popular engine and there has to be some good advice out there if you feel up to tinkering with it.
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Posted June 07, 2011 - 06:21 AM

That manual is in the Kohler section already. Thanks for posting a link to Kohler. I hope more members will upload manuals so we have a good base for any new people to work with as they get the fever.

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Posted June 07, 2011 - 07:30 AM

Casey , after using the PK w/fel for about 5 years wondering why I had to always keep messing with the throttle control :wallbanging: I spend maybe 1/2 hour and adjusted the governor . What a difference !! If you follow the instructions it's not a bad job , Al

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Posted June 07, 2011 - 09:37 AM

I'm more worried with all the oil reaching the chassis than I am the governor right now. The oil seems to be in places I don't remember!! I get so tired of it, mabey hydraulic drive just isn't my cup of tea??

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Posted June 07, 2011 - 10:33 AM

Casey , don't give up !! Sometimes those little leaks can be a pain , you'll get everything fixed . Al

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Posted June 07, 2011 - 10:59 AM

Casey , don't give up !! Sometimes those little leaks can be a pain , you'll get everything fixed . Al


:ditto: Keep the faith, my friend!

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Posted June 07, 2011 - 11:39 AM

If you have any leaks on the pressure side of the system you are going to get oil everywhere. Best to find the leak before using it too much although it does provide good rust protection.

As for your governor/throttle. From what I remember at the plow day, your throttle cable needs adjusted so it pulls the linkage tighter. It isn't pulling it far enough and putting enough tension on the governor spring the way it is right now, no matter where you move the spring.

You basically need to loosen the first throttle cable clamp closest to the carb and pull it back some but not too far to where you loose idle speed.

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Posted June 07, 2011 - 01:58 PM

It used to be a pressure line leak, but I replaced that line, it's somewhere on the return side I think. I don't want to screw with the throttle setup right now, how well the 444 runs isn't important to me right now, need to get the Caterpillar put back together.. George, you interested in working on the Case 444 for me to get everything on it working at 100%?

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Posted June 07, 2011 - 02:04 PM

Casey, the biggest thing with hydraulics is making sure all the fitting are tight and that you don't let a line rub on anything. Just one little pin hole on return side will drip, drip, drip all over your tractor. Holes on pressure side are easy to find, they spray massive amounts of oil, everywhere. Good Luck, and you can do it, just take your time and read the manuals.....

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Posted June 07, 2011 - 02:23 PM

I just haven't got the time to screw with leaks on the 444. Last time it had a leak I parked it for a year! I just don't do well with leaks, I only fix them when they are critical...

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Posted June 07, 2011 - 02:56 PM

I understand about having the time t finish or do projests...:wallbanging:

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Posted June 08, 2011 - 06:18 AM

Boy, I know exactly what you mean about time........... What I found on the 444's in getting access to the hydraulics is removing the deck, (if you have one on it) and the engine, makes all the difference in the world. Well worth the 2 -3 hrs. for the R&R




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