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  1. kohler electronic module test(?)

    Thanks Garry. Interesting idea and I'll look into it. I keep the beast inside when I'm not using it so I'm reasonably sure that the module is not adversely affected by the weather but perhaps there are surges in the circuit that lead to failure Cod.
  2. kohler electronic module test(?)

    Garry, I bought the part at Jack's Small Engines and their part number is: 2575710S It's the second one I got from them and I think the previous one lasted about 4 years. Not sure if bestdodgever is using the same part but he's having much better luck than I am with his electronic module. Cod
  3. kohler electronic module test(?)

    FWIW, I ended up buying a new one for $55.00 and that solved the problem. I tried checking all the wires for continuity and disconnected the ground wire but I could not find anything obvious and never got it to produce a spark. I asked the gal where I bought the new one and she indicated that the Kohler modules appear to be replaced on a regular basis, so I may go back to a set of points and condenser if it goes up again. I only use this piece of equipment a couple of times a year and one would think that the electronics would last with infrequent use. I don't know if there are other manufacturers you could try instead or if one "has" to use only a Kohler for a Kohler. Good luck - Cod
  4. Any chance that someone may know of a way to test the Kohler module that replaces the points on a K161t 7 HP motor? Took off the flywheel and found about a dozen dead stink bugs, so I cleaned them out and took some scotch brite to the magnets and magneto but apparently that didn't seem to help. I've cleaned all the grounds that I'm aware of but before I spend $55.00 on a new part, I'd like to make sure that the old one has failed. Thanks - Cod
  5. running higher octane gas, good/bad

    Thanks for the replies and the information. Nice to know I won't ruin the Kohler if I go with a higher octane fuel. I also apologize for any confusion I caused about the RF selling ethanol free gas. I saw the price they had on their sign but I never checked to see if they were actually selling it. If I'm by there this weekend, I'll stop in and check. Plus I should have also mentioned that the station on 74 is down by the rotatory near the Delta Family Restaurant. So hopefully I didn't send Ed on a wild goose chase down to Maryland... Cod
  6. During a recent conversion with a friend about gas, he mentioned that he was under the impression that the higher octane fuels had less ethanol than the 87. Not sure if this is true and /or if the higher octane would damage the M-18 Kohler. Any thoughts? BTW, for those of you who live in the Red Lion and Delta areas of PA, there is s new Royal Farms on 74 (towards Delta) that carries ethanol free gas at roughly $1.00 more than the unleaded regular. Cod
  7. Thinking about mounting the swept forward front axle from a 520 onto a 418 and I'm looking for opinions. While I like the way the swept axle looks, I'm not sure if it would make it harder to steer as I've heard that WH came out with some type of steering reduction set up for the 520 series. I suspect the design made it easier to mount larger mower decks but I'll stick with the 42" RD although I may have to get a different mule drive to accommodate the 520 axle. Thoughts? Thanks - Cod
  8. 5-30 oil

    Any info/warnings about running a 418 with a Kohler 18hp engine on 5-30 oil over the winter. Most of the time where I live in MD the winter temps when I'd have to clear the driveway are between 15 and 35 degrees and I've got gobs of 5-30 for the family fleet so if I can use it for the WH that would be great. Thanks - Cod
  9. Toro model#79361 snow blower

    Not sure that "toy" is the right word as it all comes down to what do you want. From the size of the unit, I'd kid you and say you want a hernia but if you're really looking to hurl snow out of your driveway and all you need to do is hitch it up, go for it. Sometimes I feel it all comes down to how much time do you want to spend doing something. All of us have a tendency to buy just what we need as $$$ doesn't grow on trees. A unit like this would might let you buzz though 3 inches of snow in 4 gear and get the driveway done in 10 minutes and it certainly will handle the occasional 1 to 2 feet. Good luck - Cod
  10. Nice looking deck. Just out of curiosity how much clearance do you have under the frame of the tractor when you use the 8" wheels on the mower deck? I've thought about larger tires all the way around to gain some height but larger wheels on the deck might be a better way to go. Thanks - Cod
  11. Didn't think of that but it's a good point as the shape of the WH deck is very different from the Poulan. If I wasn't so cheap, I should have picked up a recycler that was on C'list a couple of weeks ago and tried it out. Cod
  12. Anyone tried adding a couple of holes around the spindles to let the air under the deck through? It seems to me that with the blades spinning there is a certain amount of lift created and the closed nature of the recycler housing would lend itself to creating an over pressure under the deck that would reduce the ability of the deck to mulch unless you were going very slowly. Years ago I had a Poulan(sp) mower and the deck looked more like two upside down fruit cake tins with slots around the spindles. It was a side discharge but there was a cover you could install for mulching and this rig vaporized leaves. I can only assume that the slots allowed the air to flow upwards and kept whatever was under the deck in contact with the blades. The "kickers" on the WH recycler are an attempt to direct objects into the blades but I'm wondering if removing them, increasing the inner hole diameter (the one in the plate the kickers are attached to) and some 1/2" or 3/4" holes around the spindles would improve the performance. Thoughts? Cod
  13. replacement fuse holder

    Thanks guys! I went to Del City and found the holder in the link below: https://www.delcity.net/store/Weatherproof-Fuse-Holder/p_800399.h_800400 It doesn't have a metal spring to hold it on the rail but the mounting hole on the side should work fine. Cod Apologize for not getting back to this sooner as my version of Firefox no longer seems to support Java and logging in was a real hassle. Finally figured out that I use IE and that solved the problems.
  14. Any suggestions as to where one could find a fuse holder similar to the original style used on the 400 series tractors? I'd like to change the originals to ones that have a cover but I can't seem to find ones that have the spring clip to hold the holder to the metal support that they are currently attached to, or have vertical wires. At the moment I'm using a 30amp and 15amp fuse in each holder and I'm hoping that the holders aren't rated to match the fuses. Thanks - Cod
  15. How is it that the connections go bad? One would think that a clean metal surface, fastened to another clean metal surface would provide enough surface contact to prevent the build up of corrosion between the two surfaces but apparently that is not the case. Battery terminals and the main ground connection seem to be two areas where you would have the "best" case for a large amount of surface area, but both still get corroded over time. Cod