Re: 4514 Engine Issue
So I've determined that it's not the deck or idler pulleys, I'm thinking now that it is the pto bearings.
I gave it a good test drive, and the engine seems fine, so I disconnected the deck belt from the engine... to see if the engine bogged down when the pto was engaged w/o the deck attached... and it was fine. However, when the engine runs with the pto disengaged, there is a loud whining sound coming from the pto that stops when the pto is engaged.
I don't know what to do from here... I've tried adjusting the stopper bolt on the pto, and it made no difference.