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Wayne, Engine Rebuilder
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I have a 1986 Deere 318 tractor which quit working. We had a

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Hello, I have a 1986 John Deere 318 tractor which quit working. We had a 24hp Onan engine and have installed that on the tractor after a few issues. The engine runs for about 20 minutes and then shuts down. Ran it today without the side panels on and it did the same thing. This engine is a 1991 vintage and surges when idling.
JA: Can you guesstimate how old the engine is? And has it done anything like this in the past?
Customer: 1991 vintage. 25 years old
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes. I hope to
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: That's it
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It starts to smoke before it shut down
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.

Hi I'm Wayne

I will help you with this

this is air cooled or coolant

what is the model of the engine

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Air cooled engine. Onan model PP24G-I/10726C
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for that

That engine has a low oil pressure sensor

located near the oil filter , i suggest discount the wire

and see if it still runs, if yes , remove the sensor and screw i a manual gauge

if pressure is above 20 PSI , replace the sensor

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