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I understand that these engines had lubrication problems, but the price is lower than a rebuild on a KT17QS I have.

Any advice as to whether or not I should still avoid it, or what I should look for when inspecting it?
 

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I'd worry more about the differences between the S and QS version - making sure the S is compatible with your application.

I assume you are referring to the JD 317s and their problems with the Series I KT17QS?
If so, Team Green has or had one with over 1,000 hours, I believe.

And don't we both have nearly 40 year old tractors with single cylinder splash lubed engines?

Hearing the engine run would be pretty important to me. Barring that, turning it over by hand can give you some slight indication of condition.
 

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And don't we both have nearly 40 year old tractors with single cylinder splash lubed engines?
Point taken. ;)

I picked up the engine today for $350. Seemed to run just fine and couldn't find anything to complain about.
 

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Only problems they had is when they were used on hills. If you're running flat, it should be fine.
 
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