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Posted November 12, 2011 - 09:49 PM

So i picked up my 212 today, not as bad as i was thinking it would be, uncles friend parked it in the shed a few years ago and hasnt tried starting it since. the batteries dead so charging that up, new fuel, and some carb cleaner, will throw the battery in in the morning and see where we stand! he said it ran great when he parked it so we will see. any ideas on other things to do with it?

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Posted November 12, 2011 - 09:55 PM

Almost guarantee the battery is a goner by now. Good luck on getting her fired & under power. It's amazing how many times you can simply put in a battery & fuel after such a sitting spell and they run like a champ right off.

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Posted November 12, 2011 - 09:59 PM

Yep, some of these GT's can really take the abuse and keep going.

Congrats on the 212.

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Posted November 12, 2011 - 10:07 PM

Congrats!

Similar story on my 110. It was parked one fall and not used for a year or so. Eventually it was traded in as a non-runner and I bought it that way. I changed oil, points/plug/condenser, rebuilt the carb, cleaned out the tank and added a fresh battery. Voila! Once I got the carb right it has run like a top. Even after sitting since June it started on the first try today. Those Kohlers are build to last.

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Posted November 12, 2011 - 10:09 PM

the battery seems to be taking a charge so we shall see! the kohlers were definantly great engines, ive always loved deeres so i hope i get this one running, also came with the 48 inch deck and snow blade. the deck needs cleaned up, blades sharpened, and everything gone over, i love it!

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Posted November 12, 2011 - 10:15 PM

I spent many an hour on Dad's 210 and Grandma's 212 in the 80's. Great machines.

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Posted November 12, 2011 - 10:23 PM

when i was a baby my grandfather had a john deere 755 that he took me rides on all the time, and then when i was about 4 or 5 he bought a 318 for snow, and then one day he took me to get mine that i still have today which was the stx38, great machines, all built to last!

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Posted November 13, 2011 - 01:58 AM

when i was a baby my grandfather had a john deere 755 that he took me rides on all the time, and then when i was about 4 or 5 he bought a 318 for snow, and then one day he took me to get mine that i still have today which was the stx38, great machines, all built to last!


Great memories to have!

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Posted November 13, 2011 - 07:45 AM

Congrats on the 212. While you're checking it over have a look at the electrical connectors and give them a good cleaning. Bad connections tend to happen when dirt and corrosion build up in the connectors.
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Posted November 13, 2011 - 09:34 AM

The older 200 series had automotive batteries in them, so it's possible it may hold a small charge, enough to get it started. I wish the newer machines had automotive batteries in them.

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Posted November 13, 2011 - 10:15 AM

can the 212 be pull started by any chance? i want to make sure the motor and all is good before i get into the rest

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Posted November 13, 2011 - 10:16 PM

I do not think you can pull it to get it started. be I have been wrong before.
good luck with your 212

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Posted November 14, 2011 - 07:20 PM

If you can get the battery charged, put in fresh fuel and new fuel filter, and clean the carb it may run for you. I got a MF 8 that had been sitting in a shed for 4 years before I got it. I got it going by doing just those few things and a new plug.
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