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#31 MNGB ONLINE  

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Posted January 16, 2016 - 08:06 PM

Hi when I did my Kohler K321 14 hp engine last summer I got this kit and it was good engine runs good.

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Posted January 17, 2016 - 07:38 PM

IWould love to post a video but not going to happen now. I had it out today, engine knocks but runs. Took abother link out of both belts and she was running sweet even at part throttle. Then the drive chain for the screws said adios. Carnage on the aluminum screw and bearing. I ended up removing it and reinstallING the plow blade. See what happens in the sprig


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Posted January 17, 2016 - 07:40 PM

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Posted January 17, 2016 - 09:07 PM

Hi a.graham52,  sorry about your troubles, it doesn't look good I'm thinking if were mine I'd scrape it and find a less complicated snowblower, I think it has too many moving parts and is large and heavy to deal with, but that's me. How is your engine running now better or does it still have the knock?  Good luck, I don't have a snowblower for either of mine just plow blades and the plows work very good.



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Posted January 17, 2016 - 09:52 PM

I think the #1 down fall to the blower was pulling it out of the woods after sitting for 20 years and expecting it to work. I also had a lot of learning when it came to adusting the belts and realizing what was supposed to move and what wasnt. I work on cars for a living and granted this seems like a total failure but I liked it, and it will be ready for next year. The thrower was part of the equipment my grandfsther bought when he bought the tractor so its going to stay.

As for what broke, I feel it was the chain that broke, wedged it's self behind the sprocket bending the bearing causing the screw shafts to snap. Had I properly Lubed the chain and not just dumped 90wt on it may have prevented the whole thing.
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Posted January 17, 2016 - 09:59 PM

Hi, I understand so I'll be watching to see how it works out for you next year, yes no doubt you learned a lot and can move forward with it.


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Posted January 17, 2016 - 10:52 PM

As for the engine, it has a very clear knockin noise under light load. U can clearly hear it when off the tractor on the left side standing back about 20 ft. Totally un mistakable. Stand on the right side or up close it's slightly muffled by the exhaust and rotating componants. I'm thinking spun a rod bearing? I can't forsee the ball bearings on the crank doing it all so suddenly. Doesn't smoke though!

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Posted January 17, 2016 - 11:14 PM

Hi there is no bearing to spin in a Kohler, so its most likely the rod loose on the crank I would advise you remove the engine from the tractor and remove the oil pan and check the rod, if the rod breaks it could very well bust a hole in the block and the would mean a different engine.


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Posted January 18, 2016 - 12:09 PM

KEEP THE BLOWER! That thing is really cool! As for power, I would put a 3 cylinder Kubota or Yanmar in there....
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Posted January 27, 2016 - 10:01 PM

I collect these blower and would love to add it to my collection where are you located..

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Posted January 27, 2016 - 10:28 PM

Holy sheet another one! But different. Uses one screw where mine uses two screws with a bearing plate in the middle.

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Posted January 27, 2016 - 10:29 PM

Dumb dumb forgot the pic

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Posted January 28, 2016 - 08:06 PM

That last post is not a PK brand, even tho he says was on one.  I'm thinking I have seen the chain drive on these in later years had a small idler sprocket involved down near the side of case. Or maybe just had two chains and jumper shaft with sprockets on it??  Mind not clear.  Might want to check many parts papers for the diff models offered and compare. Things did get improved as the company aged and many times the improvements can be added to the older attachments to fix problems.  Worst thing on some machines is the Too Small of chains they used for drives and things.  #35 and #40 don't seem like much of a size for such a hard working rig.  A new chain might have been a good idea from the start and maybe bearings that probly rusted pits in themselves sitting out for many years.






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