I was thinking that maybe the compression release could have been suspect, but Harry's right. The valves may well be just off. What he's alluding to is try the old starter and see if it's the same condition. Could be starter is actually the issue. I had 3 "bad" starters for my truck a few years ago. Swapped out 2 remans and one brand new until I had original rebuilt. Then no problems. Worth a shot if you feel like doing that job in the cold.
Okay guys, been awhile since Ive been on here, but I need some help on what snowplow subframe I need for a 123... selling my original and the guy buying it has a plow for a narrow frame... basically a little trade for some cash off the price... i cant seem to find a good picture of what the subframe should look like... Any help is greatly appreciated.
I was watching a program on TV the other night. There were red 82 series tractors with black front ends (the front section that the hood mounts to) is this by chance a dealer model? Does anyone have any information on that?
I would re-check the lash clearance on the exhaust valve. Kohler recommends .018" but you can safely go down to .014" without a problem. The less lash clearance means the exhaust valve will lift higher when the ACR is active. Your engine may have a worn or improperly adjusted ACR tab that less lash clearance will compensate for.
82 series tractors with black front axles (and dash towers and transaxles) are made by MTD/CCC. They were producing both yellow and white 82 series tractors for Cub Cadet dealerships while also producing red 82 series tractors for IH dealerships.