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Posted August 27, 2015 - 03:14 PM

How do u find TDC on a model 214 with a Kohler K321 engine? Trying to set gap in breaker points. I assume it's .020 for starters? U do have to do this at top dead center right?

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Posted August 27, 2015 - 03:20 PM

Download the Kohler manual from our Manuals Section. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted August 27, 2015 - 03:47 PM

Just turn the crankshaft until the points gap is the largest..  (IE-  just before they start to close)  Make sure they are clean as well and set them to .020"..  Good luck!


Edited by WNYTractorTinkerer, August 27, 2015 - 03:48 PM.

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Posted August 27, 2015 - 03:55 PM

Do it like Tinkerer said above----you don't want it to fire at TDC 



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Posted August 27, 2015 - 05:20 PM

Sounds simple enough. Thanks!

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Posted August 27, 2015 - 05:49 PM

If the machine is parked level, it should be the highest point of the steering wheel.


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Posted August 27, 2015 - 08:00 PM


If the machine is parked level, it should be the highest point of the steering wheel.



I like it!

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Posted August 27, 2015 - 08:30 PM

I've never seen someone put themselves out to help like Cat does. What a guy! :thumbs:


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Posted August 28, 2015 - 04:40 AM

I've never seen someone put themselves out to help like Cat does. What a guy! :thumbs:


Someone must have gave some good kitty treats, maybe tuna. Who took away the nip?

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Posted August 28, 2015 - 05:34 AM

There is a timing mark on the flywheel and a hole in the engine cover to view it, but it's usually impossible to see it without cleaning the flywheel and painting the mark white so it shows up. 


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Posted August 28, 2015 - 07:37 AM

Just turn the crankshaft until the points gap is the largest..  (IE-  just before they start to close)  Make sure they are clean as well and set them to .020"..  Good luck!

 

I have always used this approach without problems.






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