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#1 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

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Posted May 07, 2012 - 06:26 AM

Am I correct in assuming that all the internals are the same for both
engines? The block of the M16 has K341 cast in it, at the PTO shaft.

Would they both use the same carb?

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Posted May 07, 2012 - 10:49 AM

I think they are basically the same except for tin work, but I can't be sure of that. Maybe someone that knows for a fact will chime in.
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Posted May 07, 2012 - 11:33 AM

I just did some checking. Looks like everything is the same. Cam, connecting rod, piston, head etc.. Also they use the same Carter #30 carb. http://gardentractor...om/a1engine.htm You can check for yourself here. Good luck.
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Posted May 07, 2012 - 11:43 AM

Thanks Chris, I didn't have the time to look things up. Gotta hit the fields to spray more thistle.
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Posted May 07, 2012 - 12:01 PM

Thanks Chris, I didn't have the time to look things up. Gotta hit the fields to spray more thistle.

No problem! Plus you do so much for all of us already!So I figured I would jump in and give you a little break. :smilewink: Hope the weather is nice for you over there and good luck on the thistle. :thumbs:

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Posted May 07, 2012 - 01:10 PM

Just finished up the thistle spraying! :dancingbanana: Well, there may be some spot cleanup later, but no biggie.

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Posted May 07, 2012 - 06:20 PM

Thanks guys, for checking this question out. From what little I've researched, tin, ignition, and flywheel
are the differences. We put a carb on this M16, after we freed up the stuck exhaust valve, and VROOM.
I like a good free score like that.

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Posted May 07, 2012 - 06:26 PM

Yeah, I forgot about the flywheel. I did know they were different, but wasn't aware of the ignition. Is it magneto now Will?

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Posted May 07, 2012 - 06:36 PM

Yeah, I forgot about the flywheel. I did know they were different, but wasn't aware of the ignition. Is it magneto now Will?


Yes, mag ignition.

I'm not sure when they started making the Magnums. This one looks like it's gotta be
20 years old. I've gotta find a spec # on it, and research that.

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Posted May 07, 2012 - 08:06 PM

Looking at the Kohler engines website, The earliest date that I see is 1985. IDK how accurate that is though. The first 2 numbers in the serial number are representative of the year. 15 designates 1985, 16 designates 1986. Those were the only two dates that were given a designation in the service manuals that I have.

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Posted May 07, 2012 - 09:17 PM

I think the Magnum series is a continuation of the K series.
Magnums had electronic ignition.
The serial #s tell when they were made and in the K service manual shows dates from 1965 to 1995.
I think the Magnums were made 1985 to 1995.




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