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Join Date: May 2007
Location: Fallston, Maryland
Re: JD 345 losing revs & power, then comes back
Two things to consider.
Ask the PO if he ever replaced the TDM. They are the scourge of later 345's and GX345's. Will drive you crazy with all kinds of symptoms. Its a $25-30 part that's pretty easy to replace. I've now replaced it twice in about 300 hrs on my GX, My 345 is an older one without this confounded thing........
And, check to see if the vent hole in the gas cap is plugged.
"You can judge a man's character by the way he treats someone who can do nothing for him". Malcolm S. Forbes
2004 GX345 w/ diff lock, 48C mulch compatible deck, 42" thrower, 48" blade
1998 345 w/30" tiller, 48" mulch compatible deck, Johnny Bucket JR.
1967 Simplicity 2010 w/blade, very heavy roller, thatcher, aerator
1978(ish) Simplicity 7016 w/ 20hp Kohler Command w/ 50amp alt, lights, wiper, heater in steel cab, 36" thrower mod. to 42", 42" deck