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Kohler K301 Balance Gears

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#1 bgkid2966 OFFLINE  



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Posted August 21, 2013 - 08:08 PM

I am looking to remove the balance gears in my CC129. My question is regarding how far do I need to tear


down the engine to remove them. I know I have to remove the engine and open up the bottom end. Does the


crankshaft have to come out or can it be done around the crank? Any help is appreciated.








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Posted August 21, 2013 - 09:07 PM

When I did my Kohler K321, all I did was was remove the oil pan; then I took a large chisel and broke the gears(they are just cast). After that they removed easily. Just be sure you get any metal chips out. I used a magnet to get the large ones, then rinsed the block out with diesel.

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Posted August 21, 2013 - 09:36 PM

I can't say really, as I took all mine out while rebuilding & had the crank out anyway.  I have read some can be removed with crank in, but likely the smaller hp models with smaller crank throws.



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Posted August 22, 2013 - 05:09 AM

I was able to remove mine in the K341 with crank in. Hardest part was getting the retaining clips removed, then just rotate the crank to give enough room for the gear to come off the shaft.

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