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#16 nitro OFFLINE  

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Posted March 15, 2017 - 03:20 PM

I agree with the ACR valve. My k321 starts fine in ten degree weather with a three year old battery, no heater, and it actually needs attention in the ignition system.
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Posted March 16, 2017 - 10:36 AM

It started nice yesterday afternoon, after things warmed up a bit...

Kinda makes me mad.
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Posted March 16, 2017 - 11:16 AM

It started nice yesterday afternoon, after things warmed up a bit...

Kinda makes me mad.

Thanks for the update. Don


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Posted March 16, 2017 - 11:34 AM

What are you using for oil?


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Posted March 16, 2017 - 11:38 AM

What are you using for oil?


No idea, I bought it as a running machine...

It had a mower deck, so some sort of summer type oil probably. It was somewhere around 1 or 2 degrees outside when it started. Celsius...

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Posted March 16, 2017 - 02:08 PM

It started nice yesterday afternoon, after things warmed up a bit...

Kinda makes me mad.

 

Don't be, that's just the way it is.

When it gets cold things stiffen up, don't turn as free as they should, and that makes it harder for the starter run and engine to start.

If you could disconnect the Hydro drive it would've probably started when it was cold.


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Posted March 18, 2017 - 03:51 PM

Sounds like its time to go thru the ignition and starting circuits.  Cold weather puts lots of extra strain on both to get one started, espically with the added drag from the hydro.  Stiff bearings in the starter, worn brushes in the same, issues with the contacts in the starter solonoid can cause extra amp pull on the battery, taking away power from the ignition circuit causing a tired condensor and points to not want to perform their job.   I know my Cub Cadet 149 I had many years go, wore out the ACR tab on the cam, making her all but impossible to start in the winter, summer time she would fire up ok, but in the cold weather, it would stop the starter at TDC every time.  And that was with a brand new starter/generator and fresh belt as that model was the older style starter set up.    Mike


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Posted March 27, 2017 - 09:24 AM

Might just have to finish up my abortion of a bicycle project in shop class, and drag the jd into the shop at school...




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