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#1 brahlf OFFLINE  

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Posted September 19, 2012 - 08:17 PM


I have been following this forum for a short time now and am impressed with the knowledge that is out there.

I just reinstalled the Kohler 16.5 hp that I rebuilt and crossed my fingers to see if it would run. Previous to this the engine ran but smoked so bad that it went thru a quart of oil after mowing the grass. Got it apart and found the bore at .60 over, had it sleeved back to standard, new piston and rod. Crank rod journal was .30 undersized. Bought a new crank. Had the valves ground and all new seals and gaskets.

Engine cranked right over and after a little starting fluid fire right up. No smoke, no leaks so far.

My question is while reading the manual to set max and idle RPMs. Was wondering what kind of tach is used to do this? I have been in the automotive business all my life so am familiar with tools and test equipment. Since this has points and coil I assume I could use a regular dwell and tach set up but they are for 6 and 8 cylinder engines.

Any help?





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Posted September 19, 2012 - 08:30 PM


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Posted September 19, 2012 - 08:49 PM

If you have a computer or Iphone you can use software or an App:

Iphone app: http://itunes.apple....d340401811?mt=8

Computer based oscilloscope: http://www.zelscope.com/

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Posted September 20, 2012 - 04:26 AM

Do you own a Fluke 87 Multi-meter (mandatory auto tech tool for GM and Chrysler)? If so plug in the rpm probe, set meter to single spark mode and have at it ;) :) this is how I set up mine . If you don't have one just pick up one that reads off of reflector tape. They are pretty cheap and very accurate.
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Posted September 20, 2012 - 08:30 AM

The reflector ones work well as long as you get the tape on a dark surface. If the surface is reflective they sometimes won't give you a steady reading.
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