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Found 11 results

  1. Loss of power

    Hi, hoping someone can help. I'm over in France trying to tidy up my place before the winter so do not have all the tools I have back at home. I have a separate problem with the gear box but have posted separately. Back in July when l last used the tractor it was loosing power when it got hot, and looking on the internet it appeared that the coil may be the problem. i have just returned to France and brought a new coil with me and replaced the old one. This coil has a separate ballast resistor attached. The tractor started first go and I started to cut the grass but with gearbox problems. The grass was long and thick in places and the tractor coped well, just heading the governor apply a bit more power in places. Them after about half an hour the engine lost power and there were some visible flames commons ftom the exhaust. can any one tell me what is happening here. I assume that it is heat related because the engine started first go and then ran well. But it must have been fully up to temperature long before this loss of power. Seeing flames from the exhaust indicates that the fuel is not being burnt in the cylinder, is this an ignition problem? Or are the valve not shutting properly an the fuel is just being pushed straight out of the engine? I'm sure it would look quite cool after dark, but with no power the grass will keep growing. Hop some one can help. Thanks, Andrew
  2. A blown K301

    So this is my man's @Rp.wh12 hp '68? Raider that had a little mishap at my recent plow event. Good news here is the block was not ventilated so we think with a little coin and some greasy hands this motor can be saved. It seems that when a rod goes it will either punch the block or go the other way to the cam. Which is what it did breaking the cam. Note the indent on the fuel pump lobe where something wacked it. Piston shirt was busted up pretty good as it looks like the piston was slammed down on the crank. Wrist pin was ovaled and the whole bottom of the piston was mashed. This was done under a full load of dirt and plowing. @PeacemakerJack claims to have a video of when it went so perhaps he'll share here. I chewed my man's rear out about it running it low on low oil and tipped over in the furrow but he swears he topped it off before the day. I dunno but but not much oil came out and what did was sludge. Regardless damage is done so let's just fix it. New 10 over piston with rings is in order along with a new cam and 10 under rod. Bore is clean and not tapered so a std. piston and rings might be fitted in but is getting close to max out of tolerance so might as do it right. Obviously suffering from some low end lubrication issues.
  3. 12 horse short frame?

    Thinking about putting a K301 in a short frame such as a 606. Curious if anyone has tried this! Will it fit?
  4. valley boy

    any problems replacing a K301 with a K321 on a c120 hydro ?
  5. Raider 12 air cleaner issues

    Working on a 1969 Raider 12 for a friend. As far as I can tell, the engine is the correct one for this tractor. It was missing the entire air cleaner, so the owner got an air cleaner housing, but I have found that it will not fit on this carb. The mounting holes on the air cleaner base are 1 7/8" center to center for both the horizontal and vertical holes. The carb has been roughed up a little and the 2 horizontal holes have been "wallowed" out and a piece of the aluminum casting has actually been broke off and some type of plastic filler was used to "hide" the damage. Can't do much to repair this as the choke shaft rotates here. The vertical holes on the carb are 1 5/8" center to center. Can anyone shed any light on this? Is the carb for older K301 engine different than the carbs for say a middle 70's K301? I think I will just pull this carb and install one off of another 12 hp that already has the air cleaner base on it!
  6. K301 Points Push Rod Not Moving

    I was snowblowing the other day and got about half way through my driveway and all of a sudden my tractor died and I could not get it restarted. The first thing I noticed when it died was that the battery went down rapidly to about 7V but I think that had to do with my external alternator hooked up and not spinning but I could be wrong. I got the tractor back in the shed and could not get it turned over at all. The starter spins and everything seemed to move freely but I was not getting a spark. Changed the spark plug yesterday because it looked pretty gummed up and still nothing. This morning I was diving into the electrical system and got to the points where I was going to reset the timing and I realized that the points plunger does not move when I rotate the flywheel by hand. I guess at this point I don't entirely know what I have to do. Is it an easy/worth it fix or does the whole engine need to come apart? Can I change it to a different type of ignition system? Any other thoughts to try? Repower? Thanks, Bob
  7. My dealer can't finds PN# for a muffler gasket. anyone know what it is?
  8. Is what it is. I've had it probably 5 years and mowed with it till the deck let go. Have used it to pull large yard trailer ( last pic ) around since, Motor has Kohler rattle at different rpm but not all the time. Has done that from day one. Don't smoke, oil usage is normal. I bought it at estate auction. Was in old barn covered up. The paint job ain't mine. Front tires are WH, all are weathered but hold air well. Hasn't set out since i've had it. Need room. First come basis. Pick up at 47360. NOW selling at auction 8-14 noon.
  9. 1969 Electro 12 Parts

    Parting out a 1969 Electro 12. with a blown motor. Also have the Hydro listed and I have all the parts for a hydro lift conversion. Sheet metal, frame, wheels, engine block, bearings, many parts, let me know what you need and hopefully I can help. I would like to find new homes for all these excellent old parts! Will sell the lot or individual items. Call or email for more details.
  10. 1976 C-120 Automatic

    1976 C-120 Automatic with 12HP Kohler engine, Sundstrand hydrostatic transmission and 42 inch, side-discharge mower deck. Also comes with a Wheel Horse dump cart (which is in rough shape); otherwise, no other attachments or implements. Owned since new by same family; currently third generation. Gently used every year for residential grass cutting only (<1 acre). I’ve had it for 9 years and kept it inside; minimal surface rust (mostly paint oxidation). Starts in less than one second, runs well and has been very reliable. Currently will need carburetor work. In addition, the lights, seat weight sensor and mower deck lift function have not been operable for some time. In the last 9 years, new parts include: PTO plate, left and right front wheel spindles, sparkplug, ignition coil, battery, starter solenoid and PTO drive belt. It weighs about 700 pounds and purchaser will be responsible for transportation.
  11. Kohler K301S 12hp problems

    I have a kohler 12hp engine in a 312A that's having issues. It will run with the choke on and throttle all the way up. If the choke is turned off it will die. After it warms up it will run without the choke on but only at the lowest throttle setting. Any suggestions? Thanks
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