Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Do points push rods wear out? I bought a new one thinking that might be why my points didn't seem to be opening, but the new one is about a quarter inch longer and that seems too long. This is for a k181

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've never seen one wear out but that's not saying they can't. A quarter inch? Not gonna happen. Did this tractor even run for you with the old rod? :)

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The correct points gap is about 0.020 which is about 1/50 of an inch. If the points push rod were to wear that much it would no longer make contact with the points so there would be no further resistance and it wouldn't be able to wear further.

Better check with your parts supplier to be sure they provided you with the correct part number.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Found this at Brian Miller's site

 

Ignition Points Pushrods for Kohler K-series engine models K141, K160/K161 and K181

Used OEM pushrod to be no less than 1.265" in length and .184" in diameter.

 

Ignition Points Pushrods for Kohler K-series engine models K90/K91, K241, K301, K321, K341, K361, K482, K532 and K582

Used OEM pushrod to be no less than 1.500" in length and .184" in diameter.

 

Garry

  • Like 1
  • Excellent 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×