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Posted May 18, 2017 - 09:00 AM

I've got an old Kohler engine, (not in a garden tractor). Not sure the age but its old for sure. Its an old blue one and its used on a grain auger. Its a k301 12 hp. It does not have battery powered ignition. It has the magneto/coil behind the flywheel. Heres the issue.The ignition fails annually, coils are expensive and getting harder to find. Is there an electronic ignition system that i can upgrade to? This auger does not get used very often, and would prefer not to have to add a battery and charging system to this thing, otherwise I would convert it to battery powered ignition.

 

Also I recently got the wrong magneto coil for it. How many different ones are there for a Kohler like this and how can I determine which one is the correct one? Can not find a number on the old one.



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Posted May 18, 2017 - 09:03 AM

Can you post a photo of the type of magneto thats on there?

Are you buying aftermarket mags, no way coils should be going bad that often

 

Lots of part numbers were changed by engine spec number, about 4 coils were used on this motor


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Posted May 18, 2017 - 09:31 AM

Here are picsIMG_00621.JPG IMG_00611.JPG



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Posted May 18, 2017 - 09:38 AM

Have you replaced that sparkplug wire? looks pretty crusty?

 

What is the motor's spec number I have it narrowed down to

two part numbers


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Posted May 18, 2017 - 10:41 AM

spec number 4783b. Yes I replaced it. However I could not get the glued in part out so I made a joint right near the coil and sealed it with heat shrink. I do want to start with a new wire and coil again.


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Posted May 19, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Correct coil for your motor is 238059, for me to get it for your it would be $ 136.97


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Posted May 19, 2017 - 11:32 AM

An aftermarket electronic ignition is way cheaper than that. You'll need a standard Kohler coil or some car coils will work.  http://kirkengines.com/index.php#1


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Posted May 19, 2017 - 11:39 AM

An aftermarket electronic ignition is way cheaper than that. You'll need a standard Kohler coil or some car coils will work.  http://kirkengines.com/index.php#1

this however would require a battery powered system correct?  We wanna avoid that if possible and keep this a self contained no battery system.






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