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Interesting Kohler Build Info
« on: October 30, 2007, 10:19:38 AM »
Was searching the web for other goodies and stumbled upon this page detailing build specs for Kohler engines for garden tractor pulling; thought some of you guys might find it of interest since the topic of Kohler builds surfaces on occasion around here.

The page appears to contain a LOT of great information on Kohler engine builds, along with a good many Kohler engine specs! Worthy enough, I felt it should be stickied here at the top of the Kohler build section anyhow, so I did!

http://members.aol.com/pullingtractor/engine.htm




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Re: Interesting Kohler Build Info
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2007, 10:27:19 AM »
Mowdak1,
Thats also where you can buy parts for a igntion like Don G. uses.
Also very good info like you said..... You will find alot of intresting things on that site.

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Re: Interesting Kohler Build Info
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2007, 11:10:31 AM »
I also have a puller tractor to go with the racer I'm building and I have found a ton of good info for modding my Kohler on that site..

My KOhler in my puller is a VERY stepped on K181 with carb work I learned at Brain Millers site...


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Re: Interesting Kohler Build Info
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2009, 08:51:23 AM »
 can anyone tell me stock valve lengths for kohler magnum 18 thank you

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Re: Interesting Kohler Build Info
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2009, 10:50:38 AM »
Opposed or Single?

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Re: Interesting Kohler Build Info
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2009, 12:54:28 PM »
opposed,i think ,  magnum 18 horizontal my spec #is 25494 i just rebuilt it. new piston rod oil pump my valve gap is a little big i have searched for info but can find none    thank you i really appreciate your help

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Re: Interesting Kohler Build Info
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2009, 01:04:27 PM »
Most Kohler valves can be set to 0.010" intake and 0.012-0.014" ex. depending if you are mowing grass or pulling with it.
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Re: Interesting Kohler Build Info
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2009, 02:14:43 PM »
i think my valves have been ground to much, im looking for actual length of the valves i have repair manual ,but doesnt tell stock length thanks again

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Re: Interesting Kohler Build Info
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2009, 02:29:45 PM »
Unless the valves were ground down on the stems then the overall length of your valves should not have changed.
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Re: Interesting Kohler Build Info
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2009, 08:53:38 PM »
I'm thinking about trying to bulid a Kohler this yearand was wanting to know how do you to tell Cubic Inches?

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Re: Interesting Kohler Build Info
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2009, 08:55:34 PM »
Bore X Stroke
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Re: Interesting Kohler Build Info
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2009, 09:01:57 PM »
Well I was looking for something like a code or model number that would help, that wway if I find one some where I'd know the Ci with out tearing it down. Some thing like the way Briggs are 1st two digits = Ci.

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Re: Interesting Kohler Build Info
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2009, 09:20:57 PM »
I can't help you there, don't know too much about those Kohlers.
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Re: Interesting Kohler Build Info
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2009, 07:02:16 PM »
I'm thinking about trying to bulid a Kohler this yearand was wanting to know how do you to tell Cubic Inches?

here is the formula i use  number of cylinders X .7854 X bore squared X stroke = displacement

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Re: Interesting Kohler Build Info
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2009, 07:09:58 PM »
Here is the link i use ................ http://samson-power.com/65afx/cubic_inch_calculator.htm

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