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Posted February 20, 2013 - 09:44 PM

will a kohler k341 from an open sided Ford with the welded in oil pan interchamge with one that has the bolt on motor mounts? I know the oil pan will not,but will the rest of the engine work? I have a k341 that is leaking oil all over and have found one that bolts in.
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Posted February 20, 2013 - 09:47 PM

I believe they are the same block, so they should..
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Posted February 20, 2013 - 09:56 PM

Most oil pans will interchage with it just make sure it is correct as the rod could have a long or short slinger on it. The long slinger will not work on the shallow pan.


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Posted February 20, 2013 - 11:02 PM

I have swapped a K341 from a open side to a closed side, I had to change the oil pan, that was all. the dipper length was the same, only difference is my open side was I was able to unbolt the oil pan from the frame.


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Posted February 21, 2013 - 04:54 AM

I have swapped a K341 from a open side to a closed side, I had to change the oil pan, that was all. the dipper length was the same, only difference is my open side was I was able to unbolt the oil pan from the frame.

That would have been my answer. Just check the dipper length. If they are the same, go for it!


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Posted February 21, 2013 - 07:29 AM

When a Kohler is leaking oil all over, I've found the valve cover loose or its gasket damaged. Next place is the seals. Those gaskets and seals are easier to replace than the engine. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted February 21, 2013 - 08:31 AM

When a Kohler is leaking oil all over, I've found the valve cover loose or its gasket damaged. Next place is the seals. Those gaskets and seals are easier to replace than the engine. Good Luck, Rick

Rick I was told that it has blow by so bad that it blows the dipstick out, and I have replaced the gaskets on the valve cover and it seems to be leaking the worst at the main crankshaft front seal behind the pto clutch. I am not a mech. and am afraid to get into a motor that deep.

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Posted February 21, 2013 - 10:10 AM


I'm sorry to hear that it is that bad. I would rebuild it then but I've got the machine tools to do it myself. Go with the swap but two things first. Get it running before the swap to see how good it is. Check the power take off part of the crankshaft for a match. I've run into different lengths. Save the old engine for parts later. Good Luck, Rick

 

Use the above advice too.


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