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Posted March 15, 2014 - 04:32 PM

Putting new rings in my KT-17. Have a question on gaskets. There was no gasket at the base of either cylinder barrel, but they are included in my gasket set. The service manual says they should be there. As far as I know, this engine has never been torn down. Anybody know why it would be like that?



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Posted March 15, 2014 - 05:09 PM

Have you downloaded the PDF service manual from Kohler's website?  it will give you the proper info.  :thumbs:



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Posted March 15, 2014 - 05:25 PM

Have you downloaded the PDF service manual from Kohler's website?  it will give you the proper info.  :thumbs:

Yes, I have. Said to use gaskets, but like I said there were none on it.



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Posted March 15, 2014 - 06:46 PM

The JD parts diagram for the 317 shows a cylinder barrel gasket. It seems odd that there isn't one on that engine. 


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Posted March 15, 2014 - 07:16 PM

 It seems odd that there isn't one on that engine. 

It does. I think I will just put them on. It doesn't look like it will hurt anything.



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Posted March 15, 2014 - 10:18 PM

If it was in the hands of a puller, I'd say they decided that .010 of paper removed would increase compression. 
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I wonder if someone was asleep that day?

 

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Posted March 16, 2014 - 06:07 AM

If it was in the hands of a puller, I'd say they decided that .010 of paper removed would increase compression. 
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I wonder if someone was asleep that day?

 

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Would it also change the valve lifter clearance by .010 as well?


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Posted March 16, 2014 - 06:35 AM

Would it also change the valve lifter clearance by .010 as well?

 

That would be true, too. 

 

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Posted March 19, 2014 - 07:07 PM

Got it all back together. Running great. Back up to 17 horsepower instead of 8 1/2.






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