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  1. Want To Buy
    Looking for a rear PTO so I can run my 33 tiller on my 317. Also looking for the lift rod. Located in NE Iowa.
  2. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    Prior to the restoration project of my 317 it amazingly did not leak anything. Not a drop of oil from the engine and the transmission was dry as well. I think I got a little too aggressive on the transmission case with the hot water pressure washer and it now leaks from the round plug (looks...
  3. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    During the reassembly process of my winter 317 restoration project I am debating how to fasten the new engine mounts (or rubber isolators) to the frame. From the factory they are riveted. I happened to have the proper size pop rivets on hand so I installed them with a pop rivet gun and they are...
  4. General Repair
    I recently restored the dash on my 317. Below are several photos of the before, during and final product. I want to share my journey and am curious how others have done this same thing. I am pleased overall with the result with a couple minor exceptions that likely only I will know. It was...
  5. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    Hello all - This is my first posting to WFM after joining this wonderful site earlier this year. This is going to be the start of me sharing my restoration project for this winter: My $175 1982 John Deere 317 that I purchased at auction back in March. However, this wasn't just a random 317 that...
  6. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    Hello again, I am having a starter engagement issue with my Onan Powered 317. My engine is equipped with the Bendix Inertial Starter and has always had engagement issues (Grinding while starting). I know this is a common outcome of this style of starter and why it was eventually replaced with...
  7. FOR SALE
    For sale package deal 316 running but not original motor. 317 parts tractor no motor. 110 fender deck. 52”snow plow, 2 48” decks parts. And other parts. Manuals. I have the original 316 motor, I think it has a broken rod. 317 and 316 side panels are there. or best offer. Valparaiso Indiana 46385
  8. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    Good afternoon everyone, I finally got the 317 off the hoist after replacing the faulty ignition module with help from Chuck. Now I have a new issue. The rear seal on the transmission appears to be leaking around the casing. It appears that the fan that attaches to shaft has been rubbing on...
  9. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    Over the last year I have been restoring and reviving a 1980 John Deere 317 (Onan Re-power) that was scrapped due to numerous issues. One of which was this intermittent ignition issue where it would start and run for a bit but then die after a while. I replaced the ignition coil because of...
  10. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    Hi, Have a '82 317 wth a series II replacement engine that I installed new in 2004. Engine is starting to smoke a bit and is down on power. Trying to decide whether to rebuild the engine, do a repower, or put in a rebuilt series I can get my hands on for $200. Can you still get parts for...
  11. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    I've got a 317 that was repowered at some point with an 18HP Briggs Vanguard. The Ogura clutch on it was fried. I scored another good, used Ogura-same model. Installed it on tractor but it seems as if the rotating "stator plate" ia riding WAY too close to the field coil. First time I fired it up...
  12. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    I'm rebuilding the steering column on my 314 after it exploded open (the connection to the tractor frame was loose and it pulled itself apart). I've found most of the parts under the full assembly AM35339. However, I only see one bearing set #11 in the diagram. All of the internal retainers...
  13. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    One of the reasons I decided to tear into this engine was because in addition to blowing a lot of smoke and using lots of oil, when I put some STP and some 40 weight in, the crankcase pressures built up so high it blew the oil filler cap right off the top and sprayed engine oil all over the...
  14. FOR SALE
    1978 316 Kohler. Engine was rebuilt 5-6 years ago. Little use since. I rebuilt mule drive a while back. Has old style JD hubcaps on front. With deck $850 obo I moved to location with a steep driveway. Chains were scratching up drive. That & shoulder surgeries had me move into 4wd machine with...
  15. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    Hi all - running a snowblower on the front of my 317, but the hydraulic lift only goes in one direction. If the hoses are connected one way the snowblower goes all the way down, if the other way all the way up. The lever does nothing. I've not worked on the hydraulics at all on this tractor...
  16. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    I"m at wits end here. This 317 is my first experience with a tractor and it is getting the best of me. I don't want to hang it up just yet as I like this green machine, so thanks in advance for the help. Details: Final cut of the year and it stops moving and the engine quickly dies. It won't...
  17. FOR SALE
    The CFO has cut project funding. Therefore I have a complete surplus John Deere 317 project tractor that is not able to be finished. You pickup and haul all. It comes with a 48" deck. It is currently powered by a B&S twin. This offer expires on 10.21.2016. Hopefully another JD aficionado...
  18. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    I'm putting new rings in the right cylinder of my KT17 series 1 engine. The piston has STD stamped into it so I understand it's probably the original. The bore is not obviously scratched or scored but oil is seeping into the cylinder when the engine's not running (and blowing smoke when it is)...
  19. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    First time poster here. I've been googling for quite some time and think I've looked about every where for some help. I recently became the owner of 1980 Deere 317. It has what I believe to be a Onan p218 replacement engine. When I first went to look at it, it turned over. I picked it up a...
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