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#1 TokyoDrift99 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 20, 2014 - 12:20 AM

If I turn the flywheel by hand on my Kohler k482 i can hear a loud clicking noise that seems to be coming from the governor/ oil pump area. Is this normal? I can take a video tomorrow. Also it seems to have low resistance on the compression stroke. Do the k series twin have auto compression release, or do I have a stuck valve or something?


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Posted August 20, 2014 - 02:12 AM

Also I was wondering of I really need the the big shroud that covers the whole top of the engine. The picture should tell you what I mean...

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Posted August 20, 2014 - 04:23 AM

The shroud helps with cooling of the engines. I would leave it as is.

 

Not sure on the clicking...And, I know the singles have a compression release, but not sure on the twins.



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Posted August 20, 2014 - 05:52 AM

Hard to say. You might want to download the service manual from Kohler and then try to figure out what's making the noise. It could be you have an internal problem that needs attention. I've turned my KT17 over by hand and don't remember hearing any loud clicking sounds. You can examine the valve action and the points etc by removing the covers. I've had an engine with a loose flywheel magnet make that sort of noise.



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Posted August 20, 2014 - 05:53 AM

I don't get any clicking when I turn over my engines by hand.
I would remove the valve covers and watch the valves as you turn it over.
Maybe the flywheel is hitting one of the cooling tins?
Or, it could be the fuel pump. Put a finger on the pump, see if You can feel the click.
That top cover is probably the least important of the cooling tins.
But, it is important! I would not run it without it!
Also, if You have not already done so, remove the lower engine tins, and clean that area!
They are held on with finger clips.

Joe

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Posted August 20, 2014 - 11:23 AM

The oil pump is in the sump (bottom of the crankcase). If it sounds like it's coming from the governor (on top beside the carb with the lube line going into the back) it might be the governor fly weights making the noise.



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Posted August 20, 2014 - 11:31 AM

I read the manual, and the cluck is supposed to be there. It helps time it I think. I didn't find anything on compression release..... I don't have that shroud, and I can find it on eBay so I guess I'll run without it.

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Posted August 20, 2014 - 12:44 PM

Watch this.

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Posted August 20, 2014 - 12:55 PM

Oh and the fuel pump doesn't seem to worknow either. I thought it "ran when parked".

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Posted August 20, 2014 - 02:15 PM

Oh and the fuel pump doesn't seem to worknow either. I thought it "ran when parked".

my john deere b that im working on ran when it was parked to but i ended up rebuilding the whole engine  






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