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Old 08-07-2010, 07:57 PM
just_some_dude just_some_dude is offline
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It looks as though I should be able to replace the guide. It's a $25 part.

The valve looks untouched. I think what happened... The guide got so hot it attached itself to the valve. When I pushed the valve back the guide broke a few pieces off. Just a guess, but ultimately I have no idea. Everything is in perfect condition, just the guide isn't in the best of shape.

Here's the part description (look for part 14):

http://jdpc.deere.com/jdpc/servlet/c...ageServlet_Alt
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Old 08-07-2010, 07:58 PM
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Or... ya could heat the head up and drive out the old guide and install a new one. Prolly need a new valve and cut the seat, or you might get by with just lapping......good as new!
Good point, but judging this guys mechanical ability it might be better to just replace the head.
Head msrp is 180. Looks like it is on backorder at all distributers (at least on the spec I guessed it was)
Valve guide msrp is 21.49 and is available at the Grandrapids, Ontario (ca) and Atlanta distributers.
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Old 08-07-2010, 09:02 PM
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What ever he does with it, he should look into why it got so hot. May be running rich.
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Old 08-07-2010, 09:17 PM
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What ever he does with it, he should look into why it got so hot. May be running rich.
Running lean is a more likely reason for the heat and by looking at the valve seat in that pic I would not think rich running. Could be a cooling fin.
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Old 08-08-2010, 08:42 AM
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Running lean is a more likely reason for the heat and by looking at the valve seat in that pic I would not think rich running. Could be a cooling fin.
Sure it could be fat!! He could be pumping so much fuel into it that its burning super hot in the exhaust!! He never said how it idled!!

I just figured running lean would be to simple of an explanation cause I like to think outside the box.


Really, I don't know why I put down rich.
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Old 08-08-2010, 12:03 PM
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I'm not sure how it died. It was my father's and as far as I know it just wouldn't turn on one day. He took it to a local dealer that told him that he had a broken crank shaft. He didn't even think they even looked at it and of course they tried to sell him a new tractor. He took it home and it's been sitting there for a couple years. I told him I would go take it to get looked at for him, but instead he just gave it to me. I started taking it apart and that's when I obviously found the valve guide issue.

There is no easy way to pull the guide out and put a new one in?
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Old 08-08-2010, 01:27 PM
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Sure it could be fat!! He could be pumping so much fuel into it that its burning super hot in the exhaust!! He never said how it idled!!

I just figured running lean would be to simple of an explanation cause I like to think outside the box.


Really, I don't know why I put down rich.
Just so you know.... rich means more fuel and lean means less fuel
If it is getting more fuel, do you really think the exhaust temp is gonna be higher
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Old 08-08-2010, 03:13 PM
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Just so you know.... rich means more fuel and lean means less fuel
If it is getting more fuel, do you really think the exhaust temp is gonna be higher
Thanks for the lesson!! My "rich" was a mistake, I thought I mentioned that in my other post!! But you can get higher egt's out of an extremely rich a:f...... Just not likely!! Plus you'd notice the motor idling out of sorts!!
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