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Kohler K482 Vacuum/pulse Fuel Pump.


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#1 TokyoDrift99 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 24, 2014 - 01:22 AM

My Kohler k482 know seems to have a bad fuel pump. Can I drill a hole in the intake manifold, run a vaccuum line and use a cheap briggs pulse pump? (These engines use a mechanical pump activated by a arm that rides on lobe on the cam) A aftermaket pump will cost me almost $90, and a Kohler part will cost me about $130. The Briggs vanguard pump will run me $16 shipped for a genuine Briggs part... The Kohler service manual states "certain applications use pulse pumps which are furnished by the equipment manufacturer." Opinions?
Vanguard pump: http://www.amazon.co...9&robot_redir=1

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Posted August 24, 2014 - 07:28 AM

I don't see why it wouldn't work.  Let us know what happens.

 

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Posted August 24, 2014 - 08:10 AM

Doesn't the vacuum line go into the crankcase to get  the pluses ?



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Posted August 24, 2014 - 09:04 AM

If you take the pump off and replace it with a plate with a barb fitting it works great.


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Posted August 24, 2014 - 10:20 AM

Alright, I'll make a plate and I planned on using a barb on the manifold, but now I don't have to drill a hole in it. Thanks!

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Posted August 24, 2014 - 10:41 AM

Should I go with this metal body mikuni unit? I'm pretty sure it can be opened up and rebuilt, if it fails.
http://www.amazon.co...#ref=mp_s_a_1_5

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Posted August 24, 2014 - 01:58 PM

Well I made the plate. It's just some scrap so it don't look to pretty. But with a little permatex it will work great. I have to go to the hardware store tomorrow to get that barb fitting.

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