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#1 straub OFFLINE  

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Posted December 10, 2010 - 06:55 PM

Hello, I just tore down a 12hp Kohler. The oil dipper on the rod is broken off, Is this common?
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Posted December 10, 2010 - 07:06 PM

Hi Mike,
I am pretty sure that is normal. I don't know the exact reasoning behind it. There should be another dipstick on the drivers side front of the motor if I am not mistaken to actually check the oil level.

I think it has something to do with using the same block as a smaller Kohler but the normal dipstick doesn't clear the crank. Hopefully someone else can pitch in to give a better idea as to the reasoning for it.

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Posted December 10, 2010 - 08:46 PM

George, he's speaking of the rod dipper that lubes the engine being broken off the rod cap. I had that happen with a K341 on my Allis 416. Luckily I felt the engine binding & shut her down pronto. I didn't toss the rod. My dipper hadn't touched anything on it's tip, and not sure why it happened. I do think I had my governor set too high an rpm though. Since then I bought a "Vibratach" to set my engine speed.

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Posted December 10, 2010 - 08:49 PM

George, he's speaking of the rod dipper that lubes the engine being broken off the rod cap. I had that happen with a K341 on my Allis 416. Luckily I felt the engine binding & shut her down pronto. I didn't toss the rod. My dipper hadn't touched anything on it's tip, and not sure why it happened. I do think I had my governor set too high an rpm though. Since then I bought a "Vibratach" to set my engine speed.


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Posted December 14, 2010 - 04:16 PM

yeah im not to sure what the clearence is between the oil dipper and the oil an.

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Posted December 15, 2010 - 11:25 PM

I know that those dippers and most dippers in general are so thin that they arent hard to break. It wouldnt surprise me if it is a common problem because once you take a good look at those rods and those dippers and see how thin they are one could see how ealily they could be broken off not to mention if there was a hairline crack or something. Makes one wounder if he should pull his engine apart just to check the rod dipper and rod itself just to be sure.

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Posted March 01, 2011 - 03:30 PM

Hmmm didn't know this happens, I just had a k321 blow up, only thing I could blame it on was 30 oil in cold temps, had the dipper broke previous you would not know once the engine blew.
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