I'm looking at re-ringing a tired KT17 (Series 2) on an Ariens GT17 I have acquired. The engine runs good, just lots of blow-by and both crank seals are leaking pretty good. The PO rebuilt the breather hoping that would help. It didn't.
I've re-ringed plenty of K series Kohlers. This is my first KT. My question is, what gasket kits are you guys using? I see plenty of less expensive aftermarket kits out there. Are any of them worth getting or should I stick with OEM? I've always used OEM on the singles. The KT gasket kits are quite a bit more though.