Kohler K361--any Good?k361 kohler 18hp
Posted October 20, 2012 - 09:46 AM
Posted November 27, 2012 - 02:31 PM
BTW...The cooling fins on my K361 were probably clogged more than the ones in the pic when I got it. I cleaned the fins, rebuilt the carb, and she runs like a top...minus the oil seals. I think I should buy a lottery ticket after that. I'm going to re-ring it while I'm doing the seals/gaskets. It's in an Ariens GT18.
Posted November 27, 2012 - 02:55 PM
Interesting...... I also picked up a K-361 and am hoping to build it. Valves, seats, that's all repairable stuff. The rockers could be in better shape. In fact, I'm surprised at just how bad of shape the rockers aren't in. For you see, there was an oil leak under the rocker plate, fully half of the fins on the head were solid oil and crud, no air space whatsoever, SOLID crud. This crud extended down the cylinder, cutting off cooling there as well.
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That's the other issue with the K341. Because of that rocker box, they tend to run hot. So, be sure and keep the engine clean.