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Replacing cam bushing on John deer E engine


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Default Replacing cam bushing on John deer E engine

Can you tell me I'm wanting to replace the cam bushing on my 1.5 John deer engine and wondering can it do this without removing the mag and governor assembly under the cover or does the whole engine have to come apart? Thanks for any help on this.
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Yes it all has to come apart. Usually when the cam bushing is bad so is the governor bushing. Just watch the timing marks on the camshaft to crank shaft marks and the camshaft to mag gear marks. It is not hard to do. Good luck Arlie. If you have any problems call me at 608-751-3540
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The Governor has to come out but not the magneto Just be mindful of all 4 timing marks and use good steel bushings .010 undersize
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So can I just pull the pipe plug on the bottom below governor cover to pull the pivot pin out to get the governor actuator and spring out of the way to get the cam out and I don't have to remove the mag that way? Also can I get to the governor bushing at the same time to replace it? Thanks for your help.
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Default Re: Replacing cam bushing on John deer E engine

You may already know this , the nut on the governor is left hand thread. And when you tighten the nut go easy it doesn't take much to break it.
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Default Re: Replacing cam bushing on John deer E engine

And as Tom said, it breaks easily. And what breaks is the governor drive gear. In case it happens, all those parts are available from Mitch and others. I know this because I've been there.

You can do all this with it partially disassembled. It would seem to make sense, however to take the whole thing apart and clean it up. When you do, inspect the oil pan for tiny leaks into the gas tank. I took one apart and when I held the oil pan up to the light, it was perforated with a zillion tiny holes. New ones are available with the oil cup already installed.
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Default Re: Replacing cam bushing on John deer E engine

Call or ask Mitch Malcom, or Jim White, or, on here,how to get those bushings out or back in!! Without the right tools, or a makeshift bolt to press those bushings in, can be a trick!! AND if you have it apart that far, might as well plan on putting a crank case bottom in, IF ANY little pockets of rust marks!! Just trying to help you out, in advance, ….
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Default Re: Replacing cam bushing on John deer E engine

Thank you for the info very helpful my first experience doing this

---------- Post added at 05:22:20 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:17:24 PM ----------

Thanks for that important info my first time doing this
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