Need John Deere 160 Carb rebuild kit

Need John Deere 160 Carb rebuild kit

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:49 pm

I need a carb rebuild kit for a John Deere 160, which has the Kawasaki FB460V engine.
Anyone have a link for one of these?
I've tried Jacksmallengines and K&T Parts, but no luck....
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Re: Need John Deere 160 Carb rebuild kit

PostBy: WNY On: Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:59 pm

Did you try the John Deere Website..? I have found the part numbers and called my local dealer and had them within a couple days.
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Re: Need John Deere 160 Carb rebuild kit

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:10 pm

I found the dealer site, I'll check again....
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Re: Need John Deere 160 Carb rebuild kit

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:40 pm

WNY wrote:Did you try the John Deere Website..? I have found the part numbers and called my local dealer and had them within a couple days.

Thanks, I found it. Got a part # :D :clap:
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Re: Need John Deere 160 Carb rebuild kit

PostBy: WNY On: Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:42 pm

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Re: Need John Deere 160 Carb rebuild kit

PostBy: oros35 On: Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:05 pm

John Deere is really good about keeping a stock of parts for their garden tractors. I've been quite surprized at what they have available. Might pay a bit more but there is a good chance they will have it.
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Re: Need John Deere 160 Carb rebuild kit

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:34 am

Yep, found their parts catalog. $46 for the Carb Gasket kit. Went to ebay and found the same thing for $12 and free S&H.
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Re: Need John Deere 160 Carb rebuild kit

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:47 am

If it's gaskets you need, I've got some Yamabond 4 that I use on all my bike rebuilds & automotive cooling systems, valve covers etc.

If you send me the carb, it'll only cost you shipping ...... or just do it yourself. I've done probably 100 motorcycle carb cleans/rebuilds & never once changed a gasket. 8-) :)
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Re: Need John Deere 160 Carb rebuild kit

PostBy: jeromemsn On: Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:57 am

If you ever need a part for your JD and the dealer either is out or it's not made try this site there great for JD stuff.

http://www.weekendfreedommachines.com/
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Re: Need John Deere 160 Carb rebuild kit

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:01 am

SMITTY wrote:If it's gaskets you need, I've got some Yamabond 4 that I use on all my bike rebuilds & automotive cooling systems, valve covers etc.
If you send me the carb, it'll only cost you shipping ...... or just do it yourself. I've done probably 100 motorcycle carb cleans/rebuilds & never once changed a gasket. 8-) :)

Thanks Smitty, but its my neighbor's 160. I hated seeing him struggle to start it, then cut grass at about 1500 rpm, then I found out he is running 6 year old gas thru it, and it can't maintain a steady speed anymore. Carb-varnish probably turned to carb-putty by now.
Yamabond 4 is similar to Dirko red, which I use to rebuild chainsaw engines. Liquid gasket in a tube.
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Re: Need John Deere 160 Carb rebuild kit

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:17 am

Yep .. it's grey & remains pliable when cured. Good stuff!

Most of the carbs I do are either Mikunis or Keihins. Even 20 year old gaskets on those won't leak even with no sealer - pretty amazing.

I use Honda carb cleaner with a welding tip cleaner kit to get inside even the smallest pilot jets. If they don't run when I'm done, it either needs head work, a rebuild, or ignition work. 8-) That carb cleaner isn't what it used to be -- when it had methylene chloride back in the day, the stuff would instantly strip paint, & make a carb clean a 30 second job. Now it takes a little more effort ... thanks to the you-know-whos ... :roll:
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Re: Need John Deere 160 Carb rebuild kit

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:27 am

SMITTY wrote:That carb cleaner isn't what it used to be -- when it had methylene chloride back in the day, the stuff would instantly strip paint, & make a carb clean a 30 second job.

Your right.... But did you notice since "the re-formulation" it doesn't evaporate as quickly? The methylene chloride worked great, but evaporated before you could get it to work on real thick varnish-gunk, unless you soaked the carb in it inside a tubberware cup, or something. Now, I spray it on, and have a chance to actually see it pool and get into the orifices and slosh around a bit, before it evaporates.
Try Breaklean on the real tuff stuff, but that WILL melt gaskets/O-rings. Just use it on the body after you strip the carb down.
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Re: Need John Deere 160 Carb rebuild kit

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:31 am

That is true. But usually my welding tip cleaners will get in there & get the sludge out. I'm too impatient to let things soak. :lol:

I actually was able to get a sizable quantity of methylene chloride the other day ..... it's part of a fuel tank etching/cleaning/sealing system I picked up to restore the tank on a bike I picked up for the wife. It's pretty rough looking -- I'll take some before & after pics of it. I didn't need this stuff to seal the tank -- it's used to strip the sealer out if you screw up. I bought it just to clean carbs... :devil:
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Re: Need John Deere 160 Carb rebuild kit

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:36 am

SMITTY wrote:That is true. But usually my welding tip cleaners will get in there & get the sludge out.

I'll have to try that :idea:
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Re: Need John Deere 160 Carb rebuild kit

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:56 pm

Hey!!!! You guys any good at rebuilding old tractor carbs? I'm rebuilding the engine in my 56 Oliver and don't have good luck with carbs. :)
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