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Hello all just wanted to post a pic of the 1982 317 I'm messing with, I mentioned posting in my introduction thread awhile back and now just getting around to it.

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Here's another of the engine, yeah it's a series 1 Kohler and I'm replacing the oil seal, the cylinder walls still looked pretty good after 27 years of service, I was not expecting that.

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Tony.. nice 317. What's all those grayish white areas in those shop pics? Is that floor space with nothing parked in it? It's not supposed to be like that.


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Dude: the horizontal green lever is to engage the hydralics in which I assumed you already knew but though I'd throw that in case you was talking about that. The vertical two black levers are one is to raise&lower mower deck and one's to engage float.

Zack: the amber box is nothing more than a clearance light that comes on when the pto is engaged just to let you know it's on, like you would'nt know it's "on",
and it has been there since we've owned the tractor.

Army: I'm working on that! filling those spaces up, new shop built in May 08. Just give time.


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the horizontal green lever is to engage the hydralics in which I assumed you already knew

I did not know that, both of my 317's do not have that type of lever.
Mine just have the two black levers to run the hydraulics.
 

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That lever that is on the left side of the tractor is the flow divertor valve for the 317 tractors. Used mostly with a 54 blade to shut off the under belly hyd cyl that lifts the mower deck to make your dual action blade side to side movement quicker. Can be used when your 3pt hitch it hooked on the same hyd line as your mower deck cyl also.
 

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the horizontal green lever is to engage the hydralics in which I assumed you already knew
Got me on that, too. Mine doesn't have it.

From the sound of things it is like the brass valve on the back of my 318 lift cyl.
 

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I have not seen to many 317 in my area so I figured that the hyd divertor was just standard equipment on them all.

Roy: from my limited reading I believe the series 2 Kohler was introduced late year 1982. Also judging from the tractors serial number I assume this is a 1982 year model, although I though for years it was a 1983 year model.

This tractor was about 1 year old when my Dad purchased it second hand from the original owner in 1984.

When I popped off the flywheel the oil seal was just spinning on the shaft,yeah a pretty good oil leak.

Tony

Here's another pic

 

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I don't have any pics yet but I've got the 317 torn apart again, not the motor this time but the assembly panel ( what the heck is it called, someone help me out here) where the controls and steering column goes through.

Anyway I was going to sand it down and re-paint it. If you notice in the pic post above, the right side panel is surface rusted pretty good from battery acid leakage.

I wish I had one of those sand blast cabinets to do the job but I know nothing about them.

Tony
 
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