Still plays with tractors
Join Date: Dec 2007
Re: k321 hard to start in cold weather
It's chilly here this morning (low 40's) which was the perfect time to try this choke thing. I went out to the shop, took the air cleaner cover off and worked the choke a little. It looked as though it was closing all the way but it wasn't quite getting there and the cable was pulling very hard. I took my finger and closed it the rest of the way then did a cold start. It cranked once and it was running at an idle. I guess it doesn't have to be open much to make a difference. I hope to get a new choke cable at lunch time today and I think I will go ahead and replace the plug to coil wire while I'm at it. Can't hurt and, if anything, I'll have a spare. I'll report back when all this is done and I'll either have good news or more questions. Probably won't get to it until the weekend. Thanks guys.
I said I work on them; I never said I fix them!
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