JD - Servicing the Bendix Drive??
I happened to be reading my JD service manual the other day (always good for light reading when it is snowing) and was surprised to see that "servicing the Bendix drive" was a recommended periodic maintenance step, and not only that, but it was recommended that it be only done by a Kohler/JD dealer. I must have missed this on earlier readings. The machine I am reading about is my JD LT160 with Kohler Command 16 HP motor (115 hours). My question is really whether this is something that most of you already knew and actually do on a regular basis? Also, is there something special about the procedure (nothing is spelled out in the manual) that suggests it is best left to the "Pro's" assuming you actually have access to one of those? Finally, is there anything more to be done than lubing the gear and the shaft that the gear slides up on? Apparently, they are not suggesting opening up the electric motor section of the starter for cleaning, just servicing the bendix.