there's a guy on CL that has 3 Kohler twins for parts, 2 have rods hanging out and 1 is disassembled but seems to be all there...
1 with a bad rod is a KT 17, the other a Magnum M18. I think the disassembled one is another KT17. the Magnum came off an Ariens GT 18 so I know it would have the right crank for my tractor. I don't have to be in a hurry but I'm thinking of looking for and possibly building a spare motor (eventually) for it. I don't want to build up a turd. but Honda is out of the question too.
I think the guy is high in his asking prices for these motors but I am wondering how close I could come to building 1 good motor from 2 or 3.. I have E mailed back n forth a few times.
How similar are these to the K series twins? would a K series bolt in place of a KT? were the K series (like K482, 532) be a better alternative?
I just looked at that breakdown.... even head gaskets obsoleted out? Crank available, at over $1k? $666 for a flywheel? YIKES!
of course the spark plugs are shown in that breakdown as being obsolete, and I know those are very available elsewhere. .
so then the Magnum twins aren't that good either, if they are basically a KT with electronic ignition?
Edited by dodge trucker, October 19, 2014 - 09:09 PM.