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John Deere 425

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07-15-2019 05:50:24

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Well crap, finally got to work on the 425 after it quit running on the 4th. After 1281 hours the ol' plastic cam gear gave up the ghost. Should have been a recall for these things. Oh well.

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07-17-2019 10:50:27

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 Re: John Deere 425 in reply to sdmike, 07-15-2019 05:50:24  
Yours went longer than most. I have that same engine in an F725 but it is vertical shaft and that part is submerged in oil. They last longer in those but not forever. LOL. Mine may of made it to 1700 ? been awhile ago I think I have 1900 on it now.

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07-15-2019 18:31:55

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 Re: John Deere 425 in reply to sdmike, 07-15-2019 05:50:24  
There was a bulletin for those cam gears on the water cooled Kawasaki engines in other make mowers. Deere warranties their own stuff. It said 'fix as fail'. Meaning don't touch it until it breaks.

And I am thinking your 425 is probably over 10 years old, so yours got through the warranty period.

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07-16-2019 05:38:05

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 Re: John Deere 425 in reply to t.r.k., 07-15-2019 18:31:55  
You are correct. 1993 model.

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07-15-2019 08:33:11

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 Re: John Deere 425 in reply to sdmike, 07-15-2019 05:50:24  
At least it's not too bad to do.
Here's a decent price on the parts:

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