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#1 Nxt2doc OFFLINE  

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Posted March 23, 2016 - 07:58 PM

Well as I stated in an earlier thread I got the transmission in what appears to be working condition. Put some fuel and a battery in it the other day and gave the starter a spin. As soon as the motor turned over it will pop out the oil fill cap. Guessing I have a vent tube clogged. Also the ole girl has no spark. Figuring I will run through the points and see if that helps her out.

I'm open to any comments on the oil fill cap thing. Seems odd to build up that kind of pressure in the crank case, But I don't consider myself in any way an authority on these things.

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Posted March 23, 2016 - 08:26 PM

You check oil?  If set out, could the crankcase be full of water and too full?  Kohler engine?  There are litttle covers on side of crankcase for the vents and they DO get clogged, maybe by mud-wasps if not run long time??  Remove, keep all parts in same order, clean, re-assemble. Check in the hole there while off, make sure the valves are moving and is clean. You will just see the valve springs in that hole. Might need to make new gasket or buy.

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Posted March 23, 2016 - 08:55 PM

Yes its the original Kohler. No water in the crank vase. Thanks for the info on the little covers. I guess I should look up a schematic before I go pulling things apart. Seems like a good idea to me anyway. 

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Posted March 23, 2016 - 09:09 PM

Which 110?  RF or flat fender?  K181?

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Posted March 23, 2016 - 11:25 PM

How much compression does it have maybe blowing past the piston

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Posted March 24, 2016 - 10:13 AM

I had my 73 110 did that,  wired the drip stick down and run for a year.

finally got around to rebuild it.  As I as taking it apart checking it over.

The breather was okay,  looked at the piston - whooooo the rings gap was with in a 1/4".


I got a rebuild kit for it and it is a great little 8hp motor.


I have rebuilt several Kohlers over the years and I had several that had a lot of blow by and the ring gap were with in a 1/2"

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Posted March 24, 2016 - 05:38 PM

Mine used pop out on my 110. The engine is tired, but the key contributor i found was the two tangs on the dipstick had gotten pushed in from being 50+ years old. Bent them out a little to increase the friction, dipstick stays in now.