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#1 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

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Posted March 02, 2014 - 06:52 PM

Today I pulled the pan off a K161, to replace the leaking

gasket. In the pan I found a small strip if metal. (1 3/8" x 3/16" x .050")

Upon inspection, I discovered it is part of the tabbed

rectangular lock washer for the connecting rod bolts.

 

I can't seem to find it listed anywhere.

Is that tab washer still available, or obsolete?

Should I just use lock washers, and/or Loctite?

 

Thanks.



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Posted March 02, 2014 - 07:32 PM

Hi again Will. :wave:

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item1c3c1d4160

 

I saw that most of the master rebuild kits only show a lock washer? But then again it was kind of hard to tell in the pics.


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Posted March 02, 2014 - 07:59 PM

Thanks again Chris :wave:

 

I had just found that on ebay too.

 

I don't want to wait  2 weeks for the mailman, and spend $15, so

I think I'll just go with lock washers.


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Posted March 02, 2014 - 09:09 PM

Thanks again Chris :wave:

 

I had just found that on ebay too.

 

I don't want to wait  2 weeks for the mailman, and spend $15, so

I think I'll just go with lock washers.

 

In my opinion, I would opt to go with that style lock on an original rod.  That lock is what you bend up to hold the bolts from turning.  Don't risk it in my book.  Lock washers and lock tight are not infallible.  They will come loose.  The tab will hold the bolt still until the thing blows up or rots. 

 

What you need is a 230525, like Chris showed.  Yes it is obsolete of course.  Kohler has a different lock design on their rods now.  I might be able to get you one.

 

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Posted March 02, 2014 - 09:14 PM

    Not sure about kohler but the briggs I rebuild I have had the same trouble, lock plate lost or destroyed, in the past I have just cut a piece of guage metal bent it to fit and drilled two holes in it.  Put it In where it belongs and torque the bolts down, then bend the corners up, viola done.  not the greatest but it has worked for me in the past.


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Posted March 02, 2014 - 09:22 PM

In my opinion, I would opt to go with that style lock on an original rod.  That lock is what you bend up to hold the bolts from turning.  Don't risk it in my book.  Lock washers and lock tight are not infallible.  They will come loose.  The tab will hold the bolt still until the thing blows up or rots. 

 

What you need is a 230525, like Chris showed.  Yes it is obsolete of course.  Kohler has a different lock design on their rods now.  I might be able to get you one.

 

Ben W.

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    Not sure about kohler but the briggs I rebuild I have had the same trouble, lock plate lost or destroyed, in the past I have just cut a piece of guage metal bent it to fit and drilled two holes in it.  Put it In where it belongs and torque the bolts down, then bend the corners up, viola done.  not the greatest but it has worked for me in the past.

:ditto:


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Posted March 02, 2014 - 09:28 PM

    Not sure about kohler but the briggs I rebuild I have had the same trouble, lock plate lost or destroyed, in the past I have just cut a piece of guage metal bent it to fit and drilled two holes in it.  Put it In where it belongs and torque the bolts down, then bend the corners up, viola done.  not the greatest but it has worked for me in the past.

I was going to suggest the same idea.


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Posted March 02, 2014 - 09:29 PM

    Not sure about kohler but the briggs I rebuild I have had the same trouble, lock plate lost or destroyed, in the past I have just cut a piece of guage metal bent it to fit and drilled two holes in it.  Put it In where it belongs and torque the bolts down, then bend the corners up, viola done.  not the greatest but it has worked for me in the past.

 

Yep, been there done that, too.  :thumbs:  Glad you said something. 

 

Ben W.


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Posted March 04, 2014 - 07:56 AM

    Not sure about kohler but the briggs I rebuild I have had the same trouble, lock plate lost or destroyed, in the past I have just cut a piece of guage metal bent it to fit and drilled two holes in it.  Put it In where it belongs and torque the bolts down, then bend the corners up, viola done.  not the greatest but it has worked for me in the past.

 

 

I was going to suggest the same idea.

 

 

Yep, been there done that, too.  :thumbs:  Glad you said something. 

 

Ben W.

 

 

 

Thanks guys. That's what I'm going to do.

 

What I found.

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