So I'm rebuilding my JD 216's Kohler 16hp K341 and when I went to pull the flywheel using my trusty old, pry and smack method I cracked the end of the crankshaft off! Right at the base of the threads, gone! AND, the flywheel was still tightly pressed onto the crank.
I called a guy in MO who sells rebuild kits and he said he can drill and tap the end of the crank for a 3/8 grade 8 stud and that will hold the flywheel on fine. I've got a lathe, why not drill and tap myself?
Anyone else run into strange things rebuilding engines? This is my first Kohler, that cam's a little tricky too.
Any advise or cautions?