John Deere 345 Lawn Tractor Troubles
During last summer mowing the 8 acres, my 345 just didn't seems to run like it did new. It's a 1999 JD 345 with 560 hours. Every year I change the oil/filter, new spark plugs, gas filter., etc. It always started real fast and run smooth at idle. Now it is hard to start, and surges at idle speed, and seems to have less power at mid and upper speed ranges. I did a carburetor install kit last spring, but that didn't seem to help.
I've decided to make some repairs, like install new thermostat, radiator hoses, fuel lines, fuel pump, and a complete carburetor rebuild. Is there anything you members might suggest one needs to do here. Or I'm I going about this all wrong at this time?