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Join Date: Feb 2008
New to me 345
Just picked up a new to me 1998 345 with only 627 hours. This is going to be my new mowing machine.
Been doing some cleaning and replacing parts for the past couple weeks.
So far, I removed the rear fender deck and fuel tank and pressure washed the entire machine.
New tires, seat, newer seat suspension, carburator, fuel lines, fuel filter, fuel pump and oil change.
It didn't need tires. The tread was good on all of them, but one front tire had 2 plugs and one rear was mis-matched.
Changing the fuel pump to get the one with the drain hose. Seat was original, so that had to go.
Spent some time figuring out why the engine was flooding out after 10-20 minutes of mowing, which is why the previous owner traded for a new mower. The choke adjustment screw was causing it to choke when it wasn't in the choke position. Just needed to be turned back a bit. Starts and runs perfectly now.
Will be doing more to it as needed in the next few months. Pretty clean low hour machine overall, even before the new parts. Paint is really nice other than a few scratches. Here are a few pics.
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2005 GX345 (11/09 124hrs) 20hp V-twin liquid cooled Kawasaki, 54" deck, Differential lock, Femco Cab Weather Enclosure, 42" snowblower, Electric Spout Rotation Kit.
1998 345 (08/19 627hrs) 18hp V-twin liquid cooled Kawasaki, 54" deck.
2001 345 20hp V-twin liquid cooled Kawasaki, 54" deck
1998 GT275 17hp Kawasaki, 48" deck, Cab Enclosure, 38" Snowthrower, Manual Spout Kit
1997 LX188 17hp Kawasaki, 48" deck