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    Re: Texting while driving

    Avoiding a rabbit was the excuse given for a semi running off of a 2 lane highway and overturning yesterday a few miles from my house.
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    Re: How is this a safety device??

    The one that I heard involved a gear drive NH tractor that a guy was going to mow down a hill and had to stand up to see where he was going, and the tractor had a safety switch that shifted the...
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    Re: How is this a safety device??

    I have seen systems on Z turns that would either kill the engine when both levers were pulled to the rear, or would disengage the pto when both levers were pulled to reverse.
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    Re: How is this a safety device??

    It covers the fact that people complained about having to shut off the deck every time they needed to back up, with the fact if you do back up while mowing and run over your child it isn't our fault...
  5. Thread: Save My Back

    by RANDYT
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    Re: Save My Back

    The filling of fuel cans in the back of the truck didn't really become a problem until plastic and rubber bed liners became popular. No way to ground the can to the vehicle, therefore static buildup.
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    Re: How is this a safety device??

    It allows the manufacturers to say that you, the owner did an action that increased the liability of backing over your child and chopping them into little pieces, therefore we are not responsible for...
  7. Thread: Save My Back

    by RANDYT
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    Re: Save My Back

    As long as the siphon is in contact with the vehicle and the gas can is setting on the ground it shouldn't be a problem. the problem with gas is it create static as it flows so has to have a way to...
  8. Re: same part # but they aren't identical - would it make the difference?

    The teeth on the old spindle are badly worn, and could cause timing issues and possible jumping of the teeth on the spindle.
  9. Re: cub cadet i1050 . . where are the deck spindle grease fittings ?

    If they are there, they are located between the spider legs on the bottom side tucked up close to the deck at an 45 degree angle.
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    Re: Low Hour Kohler CH20 Burning Oil

    I thought the same thing the first time I looked at the picture. Later determined it was a cast line from the mold. Just looks like a bad place to have a cast line. Good way to hide a crack that...
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    Re: Help with ID of tree

    The leaf pictures are confusing because the upper left leaf is white oak. the leaves in the middle are northern red oak, and the lower right corner leaf looks like southern red oak. the bark is red...
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    Re: Low Hour Kohler CH20 Burning Oil

    That ring gap looks worn, the valve in the picture also looks like it may have a groove on the face. I would be checking the other cylinder for wear also.
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    Re: Low Hour Kohler CH20 Burning Oil

    This may seem strange, but here goes. You mentioned that you thought the intake valve stem seal was leaking, I am now wondering if the head doesn't have a casting flaw that is allowing oil to seep...
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    Re: Low Hour Kohler CH20 Burning Oil

    can you move the piston in different directions. Maybe you can see what the top ring gap is and have a better idea of if it is worn rings. You mentioned you thought the intake gasket was leaking on...
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    Re: Low Hour Kohler CH20 Burning Oil

    Kohler was saying not to use synthetic for the first 50 hours because they were concerned about rings not seating, but that has been removed from the owners manuals and service manuals in the last 6...
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    Re: Low Hour Kohler CH20 Burning Oil

    the cylinder walls looks really smooth. Is there any crosshatching left or has it worn off. How bad of a ridge do you have at the top of the cylinder. And what does the other side of the head...
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    Re: Low Hour Kohler CH20 Burning Oil

    That was for the larger engines. the head gasket issue was on the 25 hp engines and didn't effect the smaller engines.
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    Re: Low Hour Kohler CH20 Burning Oil

    Kohler has readings for a warm engine which normally create lower readings than cold engine. I suspect you have a head gasket issue on that cylinder.
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    Re: Low Hour Kohler CH20 Burning Oil

    Perform the compression test with both plugs out and the Command engine doesn't have ACR.
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    Re: Low Hour Kohler CH20 Burning Oil

    Lets start with a compression check on both cylinders. You can do compression check on the command because there is no compression release. If you don't own a gauge you can get free rental at most...
  21. Re: Synthetic Vs petroleum oil for engine break in ?

    the new updated service manuals have no mention of break in requirements or not using synthetic before 50 hours. That was old information that appears in the owners and service manuals. this has...
  22. Re: Will 16hp pull a 48" deck with a fan-assisted bagger?

    The funny thing is they use to use 16 hp on 48 inch decks years ago. We had a cc106 that had a 42 and a 10 hp K series engine. Now 42 inch is 16-25 hp. Different engines and different hp rating...
  23. Re: Synthetic Vs petroleum oil for engine break in ?

    I can't seem to find it right now. But remember a chart for the Kohler Command that showed the 10w-30 20w50 oil up to 100 degrees, and the 10w30 synthetic starting at 40 and going down. It also...
  24. Re: Synthetic Vs petroleum oil for engine break in ?

    That consumption would be considered excessive use and sounds like it is time to investigate a possible warranty claim. I doubt the synthetic oil has anything to do with the oil consumption, but be...
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    Re: LX178 Starter Issue

    A bad starter will not blow a fuse. If you are blowing the fuse when you turn the key to run, then you need to check for shorts in everything that gets power from that key position from the key...
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    Re: My "why I carry a firearm " rant

    And TSO is from a state that allows for open carry WITHOUT a license to carry.
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    Re: My "why I carry a firearm " rant

    I conceal carry when I leave my residence, by law, but when I am at my business or home I open carry, I have Deputy sheriffs, and state police officers that not only approve of carrying they...
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    Re: M115776 deck belt / Kevlar

    two things JD belts tend to have a special cut angle. all lawnmower belts are kevlar, and as long as you use a aftermarket oem style replacement you will be fine some people have good luck with...
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    Re: Tire Rod on Sabre tractor came off

    You have one option, and that is to replace the tie rod. the new rod will come with the ball ends already installed into the rod. the ball ends came out of the rod because they are worn
  30. Re: New VERTICAL TINE rototiller...anyone have one?

    This is actually the second year for the vertical tine tillers on Cub Cadet and Troybilt. Don't see many of them in my area. Toro tried this same concept like 30 years ago and you can see where...
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    Re: GT2550 Reverse Protection mode not workin

    Some of the earlier model MTD branded riders required that the headlights to work for the reverse mow system to work. They were wired through the headlights for some crazy idea.
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    Re: Do I really need trailer brakes?

    I suspect people that are towing heavier trailers without trailer brakes are towing with older rear antilock brake vehicles. Try putting that same no brake trailer behind one of the newer 4 wheel...
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    Re: Knee Surgery Update !!

    I think the reason people mess around with the shots and other stuff is due to insurance requirements. Some won't pay for replacement until you have had cortisone shots and other things before they...
  34. Re: craftsman pro 26 hp v twin kohler garden tractor $2799

    Go to partsdirect.com and put in the model number, and see if it will give you the model number of the transmission. Some of the sears parts diagrams will list the model number of the engine and the...
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    Re: LT1042 - Main Drive Pulley Bolt Broke

    I actually like the ones that come with factory installed locktite. ha ha
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    Re: LT1042 - Main Drive Pulley Bolt Broke

    Most rider crankshafts use a 7/16 fine thread bolt. With a 5/8 hex head. I don't remember the thread count but it is fine thread whatever that equals to.
  37. Thread: chainsaw

    by RANDYT
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    Re: chainsaw

    I doubt you will notice the power difference when using up to a 20 inch bar. The difference would be more noticeable in the 24-28 range. I would purchase the saw that is the most comfortable to...
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    Mowing Re: troy-built xp super bronco 24 HP

    here you go

    Husqvarna to Discontinue Dixon(R) Brand in North America
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    Re: 2013 Kioti DK45HSE engine starting key?

    The key on the right is the correct key for my 2005 DK45S as well as my neighbors 2006 CK30 So sometime after that time it looks like they changed the keys.
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    Re: 445 Oily Air Filter

    oil in the air filter is normally caused by worn rings or blown head gasket which could explain the carbon on the plug
  41. Re: Recommended oil filter for 18hp Kohler Courage Engine (just purchased new).

    I don't know what the manufacturer specs are on the Wix, Fram, or Purolator filter. All the Kohler filters are correct, the only different in the first three you listed is the packaging, and the...
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    3-Point Hitch Re: dk 55 3-pt hitch won't go up

    Could you have bumped the rear hydraulic lever into detent before exiting the tractor by accident.
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    Re: Off road diesel in pickup.

    They will enforce the dyed fuel law in Illinois but won't enforce the firewood law. It is illegal to sell firewood in the state of Illinois by the load, rick, stick or bundle. Must be sold as cord...
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    Re: Cell Signal Boosters

    If you blow up the Verizon service map , it doesn't show service within 1/2 mile of my house in any direction. Had Verizon cell phone a couple years ago, And there was times I had to drive 4 miles...
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    Re: Cell Signal Boosters

    Had a deputy sheriff dropping off his leaf blower for repair Monday, and was bragging up the new laptop computer in the squad car, and then it wouldn't connect to the network because he didn't have...
  46. Thread: Diabetes

    by RANDYT
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    Re: Diabetes

    I have fought abnormal high liver enzymes for years. All other liver function test come back normal. After experimenting in cooperation with my doctor. We have found that high fructose corn syrup...
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    Re: I think I have my first issue.....CK2610

    When you are dumping the bucket, the weight of the bucket plus the rock pushed the fluid out faster than the pump can refill the back side of the cylinder causing cavitation within the cylinder. So...
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    Re: LT133 13HP Kohler surging at idle

    What you describe is the classic partially blocked idle circuit in the carb. You will need to remove the carb, give a it a good cleaning, and install a carb repair kit. What most people don't...
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    Re: Tree and plant identification book?

    Elm makes excellent firewood after it seasons for about 2 years if green when cut, or 1 year if dead when cut. Needs to be dry to burn, or otherwise will piss out the fire. Elm naturally grows with...
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    Re: Tree and plant identification book?

    That is the guides we used for my dendrology forestry class in college.
  51. Re: Apple tree - tree house with treated lumber?

    The main concern I would have about putting a tree house in an apple tree would be bees. Both from the blooms, and from the fallen apples. Yellow jackets are nasty around rotting apples.
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    Re: Ad blocking software

    Adblock plus and firefox for me also.
  53. Thread: Ouch!!

    by RANDYT
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    Re: Ouch!!

    unless the failure was caused by the non oem part, in most cases the non oem part supplier should cover the warranty, which in some cases is limited to free replacement of the failed part.
  54. Thread: Cub Cadet 1811

    by RANDYT
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    Re: Cub Cadet 1811

    To the OP the carb repair kit is part number 25 757 11-s and the float repair kit is part number 25 757 09-s if you are having float problems. The carb is NLA at this time.
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    Re: JD lawn tractor greasing

    If the pivot bushing to spindle clearance is tight like it should they will not take grease very well
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    Re: Chainsaw Sharpening question

    If you are only getting 4 sharpenings out of a chain either they chains are banged up pretty good, or the guy running the sharpener is an idiot. I have customers that I do all their sharpening and...
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    Re: Lawn mower forum

    started having the issue yesterday myself. hopefully will get fixed soon
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    Re: Air loss in alloy rims?

    Every Cooper tire that I have ever owned either leaked or had funny wear patterns, and were very prone to punctures.
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    Re: Do drunk people get hypnotized by flashers?

    the DOT started using the strobe rear amber flashers on the snow plow trucks a few years ago, and about that time the number of rear end collisions with snow plows increased. Or at least here is IL.
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    Lawn mower forum

    Anybody know what is going on at lawnworld / lawnmowerforum. I keep getting a 502 bad gateway error when I go to that site. I would say this is directed more toward mahammed than anybody else, but...
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    Re: Do drunk people get hypnotized by flashers?

    There was a study years ago about the flashing lights causing a moth effect, and was found to be true. seems to effects drunk drivers more than sober drivers, but sober drivers weren't exempt...
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    Re: Do you ask your wife to find stuff for you?

    More along the lines of being diagnosed bipolar, refused treatment, left to other parts, and then committed suicide.
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    Re: Do you ask your wife to find stuff for you?

    I would have to find the wife first. Had one once. after that decided never again.
  64. Thread: Canada Geese

    by RANDYT
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    Re: Canada Geese

    Due to warmer temperatures, the water hasn't frozen over in the northern states, The geese don't migrate as long as they have open water. Just starting to see snow geese around my area, that are...
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    Re: The blurry line between CUT and UT???

    I refer to my 2005 DK45S as a UT but is actually a grey area because I have Cat II lower arms and a Cat I upper link from the factory.
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    Re: Outrageous shipping. Rant

    I have a lawnmower manufacturer that will only ship emergency parts orders, which are parts that you need right now, and are not in stock at the local warehouse next day air. But the catch is they...
  67. Thread: Girls and guns

    by RANDYT
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    Re: Girls and guns

    Old McDonald, the problem we are having with being nice to the hoplophobes is that is what got us in the situation we are in now. The Anti-gun people want to end Gun violence, which is something the...
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    Re: Log hauling with dump trailer

    It actually says you have a record of "proof of ownership" on the specific DNR form. So as long as you have the proper proof of ownership forms if the Conservation officer stops you are fine. Now...
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    Re: Log hauling with dump trailer

    I wouldn't worry so much about the tie downs for logs in a trailer with sides. I would be more worried about the DNR or whomever is in charge of forestry products in your state. In IL hauling 2 or...
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    Re: When to have underground utilities marked?

    In IL either the contractor or the home owner can call in the locate. I the land owner does it but isn't doing the work himself he has to list the contractor on the locate request. I do the locate...
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    Re: Got a vanity plate on your vehicle?

    In IL if pickup truck plates start with a number or car plates end with a number they are personalized plates which are cheaper than vanity plates. I have

    1 IL NGN on my 2011 Ram 1500 and 4...
  72. Thread: moble scales

    by RANDYT
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    Re: moble scales

    Around my area they will put the portable around scrap metal buyers when metal prices are high, stop the people with utility trailers that look extremely overloaded, and the semi's pulliing out of...
  73. Thread: moble scales

    by RANDYT
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    Re: moble scales

    We have a lot of 16' tandem axle utility trailers rated for 7000# running around with 3000# plates and 5000# 2" ball hitches, that people are hauling way over that amount. Since they are licensed...
  74. Re: NC teenager killed in incident with wood chipper (C&P)

    The one you ran may have been set up that way but the commercial units that I have been around detent in the feed position, and if you have a problem have to reach up and move the bar surrounding the...
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    Re: loaded tires rust rims faster

    The latest thing they are doing is filling tubeless tires with Calcium chloride. If you totally submerge the rim in CaCl it won't rust the rims. A small leak could lead to big issues if not fixed...
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    Re: Self Defense Ammo do's and don'ts

    the funny thing is the critical defense and the Zombie load are the same with a different colored tip. I agree with the trigger work, because you don't want a light trigger on a gun that you will...
  77. Re: An interesting piece of history about gunpowder manufacturing

    When I was in high school, my chemistry class made some ran a strip of it across the floor, forced a pile under the jr high science class door and then lit it. the science teacher was not too happy....
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    Re: Kohler Generator use oil

    If the engine is the kohler command engine it has hydraulic lifters which don't require adjustment.
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    Re: Kohler Generator use oil

    The standard for small engines concerning oil usage for most brands and most engines is one oz per hour. A few years ago chevy customers were complaining about oil using on their new pickups, and...
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    Loader Re: Bucket Down Pressure Problem?pressure

    It sounds like when you put the bucket in dump, the inflow into the bucket cylinders isn't fast enough to keep out with the extending rams, basically cavitating the cylinders, and then when you try...
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    Re: Kohler V twin engine Life

    the mounting pattern while be the same as your original engine. The main thing you will need to determine is the crankshaft diameter and length. As you know you will have to make changes to the...
  82. Re: Noise in front end of Kawasaki 2510 4x4 diesel Mule

    My two guesses would be either a wheel bearing or CV joint.
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    Re: Scrap metal prices

    Just checked my local scrap yard website for prices, and they are showing $35/ton misc steel.
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    Re: ferris problems....

    Or faulty key switch with the kohler. You are not receiving power to the fuel solenoid in both the start and run positions.
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    Re: Kohler Ch20 fuel question

    I wouldn't damage the pump, but I have seen pumps on kohlers not prime after running out of fuel. I have even had to manually prime a new installed pump more than one to get them to pump. The...
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    Re: CRAFTSMAN DLT3000 18.5 HP BRIGGS ENGINE

    Multiple cases can cause backfiring. From fuel quality, to flywheel key sheared, to faulty spark plug. How about getting the model, type , and code off of the engine so we can see which of the 1000...
  87. Re: Why do dealerships require you to make an appointment for everything now?

    How about having to make an appointment for two weeks in the future for a flat tire on the vehicle today.
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    Re: Cub cadet 1040, fuel coming out of carb

    Float valve isn't sealing allowing fuel to overfill the carb. Most likely you will need to replace the valve which may only be available in the repair kit for your engine.
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    Re: Drain Plug Loose and Leaking

    Honda normally uses a flat aluminum washer on the drain plug to act as a seal. Should still tighten down even without the washer, but will normally leak without the washer.
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    Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    I don't think that is a 1500. that is a gooseneck or fifth wheel trailer with a upper deck. Most likely 2500 or 3500 single rear wheel.
  91. Thread: Fish Tailing

    by RANDYT
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    Re: Fish Tailing

    There are tons of 16' trailers rated for 7000# with no brakes and a 2 inch ball hitch were the ball is rated for 6000# and the trailer is licensed at least in IL for 3000# because if you license for...
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    Re: '97 Foreman 400 no spark

    There is an AC sensing wire that is attached to the voltage regulator that is also wired to the CDI box. they CDI receives this signal to tell it the engine is cranking. What happens is the...
  93. Thread: Help downunder

    by RANDYT
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    Re: Help downunder

    On my DK45S I went out one day to start the tractor, flipped the key on, and the lights came on, waited for the glow plug light to go out, and turned to start, and lost all power. Turn the key off...
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    Re: zero turn oil filter?

    Unlike auto filters, lawnmower filters have the bypass valve built into the filter whereas auto have the bypass built into the oil pump. so in theory, if the filter would clog it could starve the...
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    Re: Gasohol and Small Engines

    As a dealer and service center for power equipment I see problems related to ethanol, but it is always due to water contamination, or just old fuel. Been using ethanol fuel at the shop for years,...
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    Re: JD 325 lawn tractor won't stay running

    Also make sure the fuel solenoid on the bottom of the carb is clicking when you turn the key on and off. Just went through that on a customers mower a couple months ago, that would do the same...
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    Re: Cleaning Spark Plugs

    A few years ago I had a case of J19LM plugs that would run 10 minutes in a mower and then would short out. I had 7-8 out of a box of 25 BPMR7A plugs that would last for 2 starts before quitting. ...
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    Re: Kohler Command Valve stem seals

    Just remember when you order the head it doesn't come with anything other than an empty head. Will need to order the head hardware kit, and the head gasket kit X2. Just pulled a CH22 out of a bush...
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    Re: Cleaning Spark Plugs

    The push behind not sandblasting plugs is you can't get all the grit out, and will come loose in the cylinder and wear the wall as if it was dirt ingestion. My understanding is the new plugs are...
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    Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    No pics, but I passed a semi loaded with pulling tractors. There was a chain wrapped overly long rear axles on each side and the ends of the chains were in the slots on each of the trailer with a...
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