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Got the Kohler 14 HP for a PK spare done


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#1 MNGB ONLINE  

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Posted March 08, 2016 - 02:19 PM

Hi, I had a K321S with a short crankshaft (PTO end) that run good so this past week I decided to put the long PTO crank I had purchased in the engine, my original plan was just push the piston up and remove the crankshaft but I soon learned that can't be done, so the piston was removed and the replacement crank installation began, on my other K321 I removed the balance gears and left them out, but wanted to leave them in on this engine. Well I now know why many leave them out what PITA to get them in and timed (its really a job for someone with small hands or having the tool) anyway got them in and the crank end play set since I had to remove the piston I went with a new set of rings honed the cyl and installed the piston and reassembled the engine. Placed it on the run stand and it fired up and runs nice have about 45 minutes of break-in time on it now will run it to 2 hrs then its good to go. If I do another Kohler I will leave those darn gears out.


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Posted March 08, 2016 - 06:20 PM

I found if you can get someone to hold the crank for you its much easier to time that last gear


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Posted March 08, 2016 - 06:33 PM

I have disassembled a KOHLER K341 (16 hp) with the counter balances.

I was reading how to count teeth, mark them, assemble, count more teeth....and so on.

Is the engine smoother running with the counter balances?


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Posted March 08, 2016 - 06:52 PM

I have disassembled a KOHLER K341 (16 hp) with the counter balances.

I was reading how to count teeth, mark them, assemble, count more teeth....and so on.

Is the engine smoother running with the counter balances?

Actually I can not say, the other engine that's in the PK  (no gears)runs just as nice I think, the one with out the gears does have a bit of a knock sound at varing R's but is getting less with hrs on the engine. If I were to do another I may look into the crank counter balance wt. that Kirk engines sell that bolts to the crank. its about 2/3 down on the page.

http://www.kirkengines.com/

 

Ran the engine another 40 minutes this afternoon it running good, it does need a carb and if I need the engine I'll buy another aftermarket carb off e bay have installed 4 of them they run great.


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Posted March 08, 2016 - 07:28 PM

Rather than a spare engine, shouldn't you look for another PK?
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Posted March 08, 2016 - 07:39 PM

Rather than a spare engine, shouldn't you look for another PK?

YES I should and am but there just aren't any in MN for sale right now, some over in Wis and beyond but my better half tells me I'm not authorized to buy in Wis. :dancingbanana: 


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Posted March 09, 2016 - 09:59 AM

YES I should and am but there just aren't any in MN for sale right now, some over in Wis and beyond but my better half tells me I'm not authorized to buy in Wis. :dancingbanana:

You need an importer.  :smilewink:


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Posted March 09, 2016 - 12:48 PM

You need an importer.  :smilewink:

Hey now that's sounds like a plan :wave:



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Posted March 09, 2016 - 04:48 PM

Pay a friend to go get it for you!






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