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JD 318 Onan Engine

Wallace I have the older onan in my 318. The 43 not the P218. John Deere wants $485.00 for a new starter. Seems outrageous to me. Is there someone out there who might be able to tell me where I can get onan engine parts other than John Deere? Presumably they would be much cheaper. Thanks!
rich4 Try this out. Also sometimes a starter repair shop can repair a starter.

http://www.jackssmallengines.com/onan_starters.cfm

Tony Bachler I Have been replacing/rebuilding 318 Starters On a fleet of tractors. They are started and shut off appx. 100 times per day. The starter is on EBAY, New For around $150.00. I have been using them with exculent results.Also I might add You take wour tin snips and cut a little triangle out of the sheet metal shroud, appx. 2.1/2 + 2,1/2. Then you can pull the starter out without pulling the engine. It is a 2 hour job. Take the bolts of the engine base, Lift the engine tilt it and slide the starter out.If you need any more info, post. TONY
Wallace Thanks Tony for tin snip idea. These new starters on EBAY you refer to - are they the same starter for the newer and older style engine? (43 and 218)
Thanks!

John I have a 1989 318 with an Onan engine with about 1200 hours on it. Normally it has been a good runner but recently the engine has begun to "gallop". Adjusting the choke seems to help somewhat, I have also cleaned the carburator of some small dirt particles and have put new plugs in gapped to specs and still have the galloping problem. Any other suggestions as to the cause?


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