Scag - Kohler Racing..Governor?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by onelegjohn, May 19, 2002.

  1. onelegjohn

    onelegjohn LawnSite Member
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    I just bought a Scag with a 18HP Kohler Magnum on it and I think the Governor is broken. I had a Gravely a while back with a Kohler I had to fix because it kept racing. The GOV repairs on it cost me $400. It was a 1968 and I hope the new Kohlers are easier to fix. This is doing the same thing. Should I just buy a new engine? Is it worth fixing - and what should I pay for this repair?


    Thanks,
    Nate
     
  2. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    What are your symptoms?

    Surging high speed?

    What are your RPM's set at?

    Get a tach and install it, and find out. May just be a broken spring!

    Where's Greenville?
     
  3. onelegjohn

    onelegjohn LawnSite Member
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    What are your symptoms? --------------------------------------------------Runs at low-low throttle...as soon as I turn the throttle up it takes off.

    Surging high speed? --------------------------------------------------Yes - it just takes off and backfires


    What are your RPM's set at? --------------------------------------------------Who knows.....

    Get a tach and install it, and find out.
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    Sounds like as much work as fixing it

    May just be a broken spring
    --------------------------------------------------I think it is more than that - all springs are there from what I can see

    Where's Greenville?
     
  4. P&J Lawncare

    P&J Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    Installing a tach takes probably ten minutes and wont cost much ($20.00 and up)
     
  5. onelegjohn

    onelegjohn LawnSite Member
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    It is the Governor - how much will it cost me? Can some one tell me what to do given:

    The governor IS shot.

    Thanks,
    Nate
     

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