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Old 08-02-11, 10:35 PM   #1
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I have a 2001 john deere gator 4 x 2 with a 10hp single cylider air cooled kawaski motor and about 500 hrs. When cool the motor sounds fine but when hot (10-15 minutes) it sounds like it is going to fly apart, nasty raddling/shakens/slaping sounds with less power. When cooled it sounds fine again. Oil is fine and changed regularly.
any ideas what could be the problem and if it's rebuildable?

Gary R

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Old 08-04-11, 05:32 PM   #2
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when in doubt: always check the compression.

Then, we can go from there.

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Old 08-13-11, 01:05 AM   #3
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Try adding some Lucas oil treatment about 20%, imo, you squeeze the last work out of it, then put in a new engine.

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