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Posted April 12, 2012 - 08:27 PM

Im tring to get this k161 running good and so far its been a tough battle. I got the points adjusted at .020" and clean. After less then 5 minutes of running it quit on me. During those five minutes it had a constant miss and the exhaust gets red hot fast. Tweeking the carb adjustments made no help. Prior to this i adjusted the points because the gap was too tight but it ran without overheating. Do i have a ignition timing issue now?

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Posted April 12, 2012 - 08:33 PM

Sounds like the timing is too retarded or it is running lean. I think there is a manual in the manuals section for checking the timing on the Kohlers. I am not sure on it enough to explain it and don't want to steer you wrong.

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Posted April 12, 2012 - 08:34 PM

Kenny posted a timing manual for the K series Kohlers: http://gardentractor...-static-timing/

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Posted April 12, 2012 - 08:35 PM

Also here is the service manual which should cover it also: http://gardentractor...service-manual/

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Posted April 13, 2012 - 07:36 AM

Im going to do the static timing and hope it runs better. If it helps i think i'll do this to all my kohlers.
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Posted April 13, 2012 - 05:34 PM

wow i like that way of timing . i got a kohler begging to be static timed

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Posted April 14, 2012 - 07:37 AM

I looked at the K161 last night. The static timing instructions tells you theres an S for spark andd T for tdc on the flywheel. I see an SP and DC. I assumed the sp wss for spark, i havent tried to run it yet but im anxious.




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