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#1 ol' stonebreaker ONLINE  

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Posted October 12, 2012 - 10:55 AM

I've noticed the 341 is rated 14 HP @ 3450 RPM. Mine is running @ 3050 RPM. I have no idea how many hrs are on this.It sounds and runs good. My question is:would it be bad to bring it up to 3450 or leave it alone 'til overhaul time?
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Posted October 12, 2012 - 11:24 AM

I would bring it up to the desired reading. We set all of ours just a hair under 3600
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Posted October 13, 2012 - 11:05 AM

The K-341 is a 16hp engine, a K-321 is the 14hp engine.

Either way, most engines seem to come set somewhat below their rated RPM's. Might be a tolerance/safety decision at the factory to make sure they don't spin over. Might not be, just a thought on my part.

I also push them up in RPM.
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Posted October 13, 2012 - 01:04 PM

Sorry,typo on my part.
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Posted October 14, 2012 - 03:55 PM

Lot of people make that typo, myself included. I really have to go back and double check to be sure.

So just out of curiosity, since it's the same answer to your original question either way, which engine do you have? :D

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Posted October 14, 2012 - 05:00 PM

Most pulling clubs won't let you turn over 4000 RPM with out a steel fly wheel, because the cast iron one can explode and hurt or kill someone. I went to a pull one time that lot people turn open RPM with cast iron fly wheels and I left.

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Posted October 14, 2012 - 06:01 PM

Lot of people make that typo, myself included. I really have to go back and double check to be sure.

So just out of curiosity, since it's the same answer to your original question either way, which engine do you have? :D


321.
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Posted October 14, 2012 - 06:26 PM

I usually set most of my gasoline engines to 3400rpm. They sure sound lots busier at 3600, and 200rpm less doesn't hurt a thing.
I use one of these to check/set rpm these days. Works so danged good it's sinful. Mine looks the same as this pic, just a different brand name.

DIGITAL TACHOMETER_3606026_A.jpg

Here's the cheapest on ebay just like it. $15.46 with free shipping. Digital Tachometer

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Posted October 14, 2012 - 07:47 PM

That's a lot less than I paid for my HF phototach.
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