You Da Man ! Yep Monday will work just fine. Picked up this old girl along with a 2284 in Ill a couple weeks ago. Plan on selling the 2284 but the 2182 is kinda cool so I think I'm going to hang on to it.
Carbs aren't fun in the Kohler Twins. Just not. Are they easier on the Vanguards?
Double checked and no specification either way for hot or cold. If it were mine, I'd set them hot, or add a little to that spec and do it cold (easier). Better to have a little rocker noise than a burnt valve
Thanks for the info. I'll try to pop the valve cover off the Bota tomorrow and see what I have. The Vangaurds are EASY to work on. everything is done from the top. Great engines. I've worked on some that have just been beaten to death and they just keep going. Had one that a women ran for about 400 hours of it's 900 hours with the choke full on because a little plug came out of it. Fixed the plug issue and it still ran good but by then it was an oil burner. Only thing I like about the Kohler is the complete carb can be removed with the engine in the tractor, on a Vanguard you have to pull the engine to get at the bolts on the bottom of the manifold. Luckily as I said you can do all the carb work just by removing the top cover.
I have mad respect for the Vanguards, haven't owned one myself though. I like the Commands because they are a very leak-free engine, very well sealed (with the exception of the oil drains). I like the sound of the Vanguard more. It has more of a growl to it
Big thanks to you for the info. Set the valves on the 2182 at .007 cold, ran it till it warmed up then reset them at .006 hot. Thing run like a swiss watch. I was going to sell it but now I think it's a keeper. Got the 2284 carb pretty well sorted out. Biggest problem was whoever worked on it before had the float set way to high and it was running very rich. Runs pretty good once it warms up. I may just put a new carb on it and be done with it. Found a new one on Flea Bay. Gotta get a new clutch for the 2182. Thought I could get away with just a new set of bearings but the insulation on the coil is toast even though it works I doubt it will work for long so it's not worth new bearings.