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#1 WesJ OFFLINE  

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Posted March 29, 2014 - 08:50 PM

Hi, i'm new to the site so excuse me if this has already been discussed. 2 weeks ago I picked up a Ford LGT 165 for $200. The downside is it needs a carb. I've found several with the choke lever turned the opposite way of how mine is. The description says they are for the K341 motor so did they make different carbs for different brand tractors? I'm really confused here. I've found one identical to mine but it's alot higher than the others. Also do all the "K series" Kohlers have the same carb? Sorry for the long post, i'm just stumped. Thanks for any help or advice.
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Posted March 29, 2014 - 09:18 PM

I am not a small engine mechanic, I am only a back yard mechanic. So, each engine has a different carb. They all look the same, but have different high speed jets and bore sizes. I think more members will be on soon to give better responds.
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Posted March 29, 2014 - 09:55 PM

WELCOME!


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Posted March 30, 2014 - 06:13 AM

:wave: Welcome to the forum. I have an Lgt165, but didn't realize the choke was different on them. Try checking with the sponsors here. Is your carb unrepairable?


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Posted March 30, 2014 - 06:42 AM

welcome :rocker2:


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Posted March 30, 2014 - 07:15 AM

Welcome to GTT. You've come to the right place. Check our Manuals Section for the Kohler Manual that you need. You can download 3 manuals per day for free. That sounds like a good deal on the Ford. It may be easier to rebuild the one you have. The choke lever is reversible when you disassemble the carb. Yours may have been rebuilt and reassembled wrong before. Post some pictures of the tractor and the carb. I'm rebuilding the engine for my LGT125. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted March 30, 2014 - 07:16 AM

Hi

welcome to GTT. :wave:

 

Is yours the open sided LGT?

It'd be great if you could show us some pictures.

If you need help with that, look at this.

http://gardentractor...file-uploading/

 

Here is a picture of the carb on my Lgt165. Is yours like that?

 

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Posted March 30, 2014 - 07:42 AM

Hi Wesj!
Welcome to GTTalk.
All kohler carbs are not the same.
Most smaller hp ones use a card with a "27" imbossed on the inside of the Venturi.
Yours, being a sixteen horse uses a larger Venturi. It will be marked "30".
The smaller carb may work. But, you'll get better performance with the "30"
The throttle and choke shafts could be either up and down or left to right.
I believe that they can be reversed in the whole. But, you want to make sure that its the right orientation.
Some of the tractors also used a Walbro carb.

Check your engine I'd plate. Make sure of your engine size. Lots of things get replaced on these old tractors!

Joe
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Posted March 30, 2014 - 08:31 AM

Sorry no pics yet. I took all of the body off the day I got home to get a better look and understanding of how it works. It is the opensided model. The motor is the original K341AS 16hp. The old carb is not repairable, several pieces are broken. When I GOOGLE carbs for this motor 75% of them are listed for john deere and have the choke lever turned backwards. My choke cable appears to be original so I dont think its been rerun to work with this carb. Yes my choke lever looks like the picture. That lever works on the front side of carb, the ones im finding are turned 180°. Thanks for the input guys.

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Posted March 30, 2014 - 08:54 AM

Being you're buying a new carb, you may not want to do this, but here is

an option, if you can't find the right one.

 On another K341 I have, someone had installed a new, but

wrong carb. To fix that choke cable issue I made up a little plate and bolted it

to the lever. Works fine.

 

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Posted March 30, 2014 - 09:11 AM

Sherwood....I love the idea! Im all for the work with what ya got! I'll figure something out. I was just hoping someone could shed some light on why there were 2 different choke lever positions for the same carb on the same motor. And why this one is more difficult to find. I also have a cub 125 with a K301 and the choke lever "faces the front" of the carb, so I was hoping a carb from it or a K321 would work but I didnt think about the jets being different because I couldnt find anything in the kohler manual about it being different.




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