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I have a K341 that gave up a rod a while back. talk about "Big Bang Theory..." anyway, I tore it down to see how bad it got inside and to my surprise other than the rod, and the very bottom of the piston skirts the inside looks great!
the crankpin looked like it might have taken some abuse but i used a white stone (lightly) and some polishing paper and it must have been debris from the rod or piston because it came right off.
i took some measurements and it does show some wear. the crankpin measures 1.498 to 1.499 (low limit is 1.499) and out of round a full .001 (spec calls for .0005 max)
the bore measures .002 out of the wear limits and is out of round about .005. going to need a new piston anyway and i can bore it at work . no problem there.
my question is, would you re-use the crank in that condition? I can't grind a crank at work... lol
As I prepare to reinstall my carb and adjust everything, I notice that my governor is a little bit stiff, even without the spring attached.
I still have the clamp fully tightened to the shaft and I haven't take it it off to try to clean around it, so I don't know if it's just crud build up or not. I wanted to ask, how freely should that governor be able to move? the place where it connects to the carb, the main throttle thing, moves very freely, there are no springs that close it. I have ordered a new throttle cable that I assume will move freely since it has a twist lock. But, the governor doesn't move freely. Is this normal?
Has anyone ever used one of these replacement Kohler carbs from Amazon? Went ahead and ordered one for my 16 HP K341. The throttle shaft on the old one has so much play that I'm surprised the thing even runs at all. I've heard plenty of good reviews and also plenty of jeers claiming they are cheap and don't work as well. Looks like an exact copy of the Kohler carb. I guess we'll see for certain tomorrow when I get it put on...
Does any one know of a reference link to finding the weight of complete Kohler engines, in particular the K321 & K341?
If you know of no electronic data about this topic, but have one of these on the bench and complete, could you somehow weigh it for the benefit of group knowledge.
(Sneak the bath scales out to the garage if you can).
I'd actually like to see a listing of weights for the entire Kohler K series, if anyone can contribute any piece of this puzzle.