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#1 dodge trucker ONLINE  

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Posted February 07, 2015 - 07:37 PM

nevermind, found the thread I "thought" I'd started on here once before.... strangely didn't show up when I searched for it earlier...


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Posted February 07, 2015 - 08:40 PM

KT's are SO junky that the sellers at the Portland swap meets don't even bother to load them on their sale trailers anymore and won't sell the parts. Most have Rods broken and big holes in cases. Not parts from Kohler on them anymore, and even used pistons and rods IF any around are hard to locate. Magnums are more modern and much better rig and workable.


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Posted February 07, 2015 - 11:12 PM

KT's are SO junky that the sellers at the Portland swap meets don't even bother to load them on their sale trailers anymore and won't sell the parts. Most have Rods broken and big holes in cases. Not parts from Kohler on them anymore, and even used pistons and rods IF any around are hard to locate. Magnums are more modern and much better rig and workable.

True enough on the KTs... I have one with daylight showing in the crankcase myself.

 

One interesting note--the Kohler Magnum 20 has the same bore and stroke as the Kohler KT19-- some of the sheet metal is the same part number as well...

 

I've suspected for a while that Kohler based the Magnum twins on the KT series... without the reliability problems. This SEEMS to support that theory...

 

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Posted February 07, 2015 - 11:36 PM

KT had the oil slinger for the bottom end and had trouble on hills right?..I hope this isn't true of my Magnum 18?



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Posted February 08, 2015 - 12:07 AM

KT had the oil slinger for the bottom end and had trouble on hills right?..I hope this isn't true of my Magnum 18?

I own a Magnum 18 and haven't had any problem with that... 'course it has a pressurized lube system, and oil filter, too.

 

Evenso, I'm not aware of that problem with any of the Magnums... I'm sure if someone else has, they'll let us know...

 

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Posted February 08, 2015 - 12:35 AM

I always thought that hole was an inspection hole so you could watch things moving.


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Posted February 10, 2015 - 10:31 PM

I always thought that hole was an inspection hole so you could watch things moving.

Only problem is... when you let the light in, you let the oil out!!  LOL!!

 

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Posted February 10, 2015 - 11:03 PM

Only problem is... when you let the light in, you let the oil out!!  LOL!!

 

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put a plexiglass  sight window on it



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Posted February 11, 2015 - 08:35 AM

What is oil? Do we need it inside? Most of mine seems to be on the outside! It is neat to be able to see everything moving in there! :wave:  :wave:

 

 

 

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Posted February 11, 2015 - 11:08 AM

No, you don't need it inside--as long as you want a static display. ,o)

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