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I Need A Kohler Specialist, Possibly At Daniels Plow Day


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#31 motobreeder OFFLINE  

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Posted August 26, 2013 - 10:14 PM

Has anyone suggested making sure the condenser is on the correct side of the coil?

Here's a battery ignition wiring diagram. 

 

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Posted August 26, 2013 - 10:21 PM

I can not swear either way what side of the coil I have it on, just put in on the side the old one was on... But will double check tomorrow, Mabey it is that simple. At this point I am hoping to find anything stupid like that that I could have overlooked double checking.

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Posted August 26, 2013 - 10:22 PM

Could a faulty ignition switch cause me to have these kinds of issues, cause I know my ignition has a dead spot when cranking if I turn the key too far. (all the way of its start position)

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Posted August 26, 2013 - 10:44 PM

Metal tank, checked cleanliness before the first time I put gas in it. I will drop the float bowl and make sure it is not all gummed up in there by now and see about getting it running. Only have an hour to mess with it tomorrow evening. If I cant get it to work right by the end of tomorrow evening it will be at plow day next month.... Running wrong.... Lol

your biggest problem is you dont have time, you need to 86 the job, we only rise to our means when we work for a paycheck, lol


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Posted August 26, 2013 - 10:52 PM

Could a faulty ignition switch cause me to have these kinds of issues, cause I know my ignition has a dead spot when cranking if I turn the key too far. (all the way of its start position)

It is possible the terminals are rusty and corroded, some times they will only fire when you are in the run position, but not when in its over in start


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Posted August 26, 2013 - 11:18 PM

sorry for your engine woes, usually its just me here looking for help, my best advice to you is step back, take one long last look at it, and go have a cold one and relax, you would not believe how many times i have woke up in  the middle of the night knowing the answer, and sometimes running down to the shop in my underware just to make sure ha ha ha !!


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Posted August 27, 2013 - 08:17 AM

I'm not a kohler specialist, but agree with all that's been said. I would double check that tank cleanliness. I would pull fuel line from carb and make sure you got pletny of gas flow. Old lines could be collapsed on inside.


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Posted August 27, 2013 - 02:20 PM

 you would not believe how many times i have woke up in  the middle of the night knowing the answer, and sometimes running down to the shop in my underware just to make sure ha ha ha !!

 

THIS WOULD BE THE ONE TIME WE DO NOT WANT PICTURES!!!     :poke: 


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Posted August 27, 2013 - 03:40 PM

Maybe I missed this suggestion while reading but have you checked the float level. I've had to adjust some of the rebuild kits I've got. A couple I had needed a little bending either way. If it is set wrong it can starve it of fuel.

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Posted August 27, 2013 - 05:24 PM

Could a faulty ignition switch cause me to have these kinds of issues, cause I know my ignition has a dead spot when cranking if I turn the key too far. (all the way of its start position)

 

Yes it could.  I've had it happen.  For this Kohler ignition system, you can check to see if you are getting 12 volts at the coil from the switch while the key is on.  If you have less, you have a problem.  If you have nothing, you definitely have a problem and a solution! 

 

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Posted August 28, 2013 - 07:09 PM

I have replaced the points and remote mounted a gas tank. I had no fuel in the bowl so I freed the needle. I then started the tractor and guess what...... It's the same!!!!

So all the kohler guys that will be at ball hollow better pack their diagnostics kit, cause the tractor will be coming with me.

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Posted August 28, 2013 - 08:23 PM

Ok Casey I just found this thread. It might be possible that being this is a battery ignition engine, that the bad battery is causing your issues??

 

The other thing is the head could possibly be warped or the gasket is blown out. I say this because I had the same issue on a K241 and K301 and the heads were warped pretty bad.

 

I just figured I would throw a couple other scenarios at ya. Good luck.


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Posted August 28, 2013 - 08:40 PM

Chris, that has crossed my mind but I'm to the point of just stepping back and letting someone else go thru it a little. If it is the head gasket I would be very surprised because it has excellent compression, and I has a gasket give upon me on another k301 and it was pretty obvious. I'm not sure what is wrong with the engine but I am certain someone at plow day will look at it and tell me exactly what it is and fix it in under 20 minutes....
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Posted August 28, 2013 - 08:58 PM

Casey, you really need to find the issue before plow day.  Not many people want to work on something when they came to plow & socialize.  I'm gonna be way too busy to be of any help at all myself.  

  Not trying to sound rude, but just sayin......


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Posted August 28, 2013 - 09:06 PM

I know what you are saying Daniel, and I am bringing it not to plow with as the other tracyor will do that. If anyone wants to take a look at it they can because I'm out of plans of attack, and there may be diagnostic things that someof you all know and want to try that will tell you exactly what Is wrong with it. Or better yet, see something obvious that I just missed all together. I kinda ran out of options because I don't know anyone here locally that knows how to fix/work on these Kohlers short of exactly what i Have done so far......
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