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About bds1984

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  • Birthday 01/14/1984

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    C-165 HD 8-speed
    C-145 Auto
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    Kalamazoo, MI
  • Occupation
    Woodshop teacher

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  1. 4.6L in a Crown Victoria?
  2. bds1984

    315-8 W/42" Deck

    Changed Price to 900 OBO
  3. bds1984

    314-H no start baffled

    I went through the same issue a couple years ago with a rescued 312-8 and tried all the "usual" fixes. The culprit: there was a second gasket on the fuel pump which prevented the pump arm from achieving a full stroke.
  4. bds1984

    3/14/8 engine oil weight question

    I am quite suprised they dont have anything in stock... I am inclined to think that nobody there knows much about oil filters then. That is actually what I am using for an oil filter on my 315 and 520... FL910S I believe.
  5. bds1984

    3/14/8 engine oil weight question

    Any store that has oil filters will have one. I bought all that I could carry at Kmart for $.49 each a couple years ago. Better get two quarts of oil. So far I like the CH15 in my 315. I like how quiet and efficient it is but is nothing like my K341 when it comes to low end grunt.
  6. bds1984

    3/14/8 engine oil weight question

    Jeff, don't waste your money on a Kohler branded filter. I have been using filters that fit Ford Escorts, Fiestas, and Focuses for years; I believe they cross reference to the WIX number you mentioned but much easier to remember the car equivalent. I believe what confused some members here is the engine you have is the new fangled Kohler Command instead of the K-series or Magnums of the older generations. I have a 315-8 with the electric clutch that is nearly identical to your machine.
  7. bds1984

    3/14/8 engine oil weight question

    I have been using 15W40 Rotella and Wolf's Head for years in ALL of my Wheel Horses (C165, C145, C195, 520H, 312-8s, and 315-8) with no issues. When those guidelines were published for the SAE 30 requirement, oil technology was no where close to today.
  8. bds1984

    Landed a 520H finally

    I second the center drill. Those will not "walk" like a split-point drill bit. Also, if there such a thing as a cobalt, left-handed bit, use that in a drill press or milling machine and you're on the right path to getting this 520 back among the living.
  9. bds1984

    Snowblower for sale

    Changed Status to Closed
  10. bds1984

    Front End Friday

  11. New front shoes on my C165. I like the looks of the 18x8.50-8 turf tires much better than the 16x6.50-8 ags. She looks more like the C195 I had before.
  12. Hi would you consider $800 for the mower? Thanks budman2

    1. budman2


      Thats OK never mind !!!!!!!!

  13. bds1984

    315-8 W/42" Deck

    Here is a low-hour 2002 315-8 with a 42" deck I have for sale. It has 413 hours on it and was garage kept its whole life which really shows. This season it has had all maintenance done on it; a new battery, engine oil and filter, spark plug, fuel filter, PTO oil seal, transmission oil, engine-to-deck belt, everything greased, and two new front tires. As you can see the only down side to this machine is the seat has a few small cracks but they in no way effect the quality of this machine. This Horse starts, runs, cuts, and drives very nice; even all the safety switches function! $900 OBO.
  14. bds1984

    Buying New Garden Tractor

    My parents bought a GT235 with a 54" deck new in 1999; they looked at the 520xi's, but those were out of their price. It has been a very reliable machine and even after mowing nearly four acres at a time, it still gets the job done. There is no hour meter on it, but my guess would be it has over two-thousand hours on the clock now. She is starting to get a little tired, but after all the lawn it has reliably cut, I have no complaints; I'd really love to pull the heads and see what the cylinders look like. The no mow in reverse was disabled before it had even cut its first blade of grass; we just leave the PTO engaged and mow.
  15. The title sums it up. I am going to replace an oil seal on the PTO side but I have need to remove the electric clutch. Since I have never removed an electric clutch before, I'd like a pointer or two. Can I use a two/three-jaw puller to remove it? Any tips?