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#1 LilysDad ONLINE  

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Posted May 23, 2017 - 12:13 PM

Have any of you had experience with the Kohler K 321, 341 carb copies offered on eBay?


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Posted May 23, 2017 - 12:25 PM

Not directly related, but I've used some of the knockoff B&S Flo-Jet carbs and they work OK, though the bolts and threads are metric. I would expect much the same for the Kohler knockoffs. The build quality on the ones I've seen are fair and on par with the originals.


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Posted May 23, 2017 - 12:54 PM

Its really a 50/50 crap shoot, many of the screws will strip out if your remove the jets or idle screws, half of the ones I have gotten in leak gas which is why I decided to only sell OEM carbs unless a customer asks for a chicom one.

 

The ones under $20 are the real bad ones, nothing will match up to OEM carbs.


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Posted May 23, 2017 - 05:14 PM

get what you pay for/ I'd rather take my chances rebuilding a (hopefully) good used core.


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Posted May 23, 2017 - 05:53 PM

Aren't used ones getting hard to find, especially #30?


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Posted May 23, 2017 - 06:04 PM

I got a carb from iSaveTractors....was about $60 + shipping......Its the smaller one for the K241, 301........It works real good. 

I also got a Chinese knock off, its a #30 and was only $25 with free shipping....it took forever to get here, but I was in no hurry.....I havent tried it yet. I took the float bowl off and noticed that the float is plastic......will see how it works one of these days. The one on my K341 is working good right now, so it might be a while....lol


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Posted May 23, 2017 - 06:30 PM

One thing I noticed on the cheap carbs....you need to watch which way the choke cable operates the choke...some are "backwards" from the originals.


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Posted May 23, 2017 - 08:00 PM

I used 4 china made carbs so far and not a problem. You can get a carb for less than a rebuild kit.some lme carbs I rebuilt by the book didn't go well.as cheap as the carbs are that I used you can just toss it and buy a new one
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Posted May 23, 2017 - 08:17 PM

I've picked up a couple of briggs horizontals with the china flow jets on them recently. I threw them in a box. I just figured that was the problem with them. I hope I don't  never have to stoop that low, but them flow jet be getting scarce. so i'll hold on to them. they sure are pretty though, all new looking.


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Posted May 23, 2017 - 10:06 PM

I have about 15 large flojets in a box, they all leak at the gasket, yep warped.anyway to fix them

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Posted May 24, 2017 - 04:17 AM

I thought they leak at the jet seat, brass on pot metal? I have a couple of those on generators. so its ok if they leak out. as long as you have a gas tank with a petcock.



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Posted May 24, 2017 - 05:44 AM

Tried a couple of the chinks except for the threads, no problem so far.
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Posted May 24, 2017 - 08:15 AM

Mine leak where the halves screw together they didn't put enough screws in them

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Posted May 24, 2017 - 08:54 AM


"Mine leak where the halves screw together they didn't put enough screws in them "
We're the screws missing or not a place designed to put them

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Posted May 25, 2017 - 07:16 PM

All the screws there, but under the idle mixture screw ? There is a square piece that kinda stick out ,that's where it leaks.have medium flojets same way.feeler gauged them and they are warped
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