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thelawnguy
08-24-2001, 09:18 PM
Anyone have a source for Kohler mufflers? (CV18-22 series). No way in heck am I paying the $120 the dealer wants.

Eric ELM
08-24-2001, 09:31 PM
I caught the heat shield and ripped it off and put a small hole in mine, so I replaced the one on my 22 Kohler. I think I had to pay more than that for it. :(

It was about 1600 hours ago, so I'm not possitive on the price. From what I was told, the muffler I got was for a 25 HP Kohler. Just thought I would let you know the 25 HP muffler might fit yours also and it's a bit quieter than the original muffler.

If your's bolts on like mine, it has 2 support bracket stud bolts that are right by the rear of the engine. Spray those and the exhaust bolts with a good penitrating oil before cranking them out.

captdevo
08-24-2001, 09:45 PM
depending on shape and design, i've had luck retrofitting some from farm supply stores.

i've also repaired some with my mig welder.

WLC
08-24-2001, 11:19 PM
Hope my input doesn't conflict with free advertising on Lawnsite. I think this is legal................ Try www.J-Thomas.com If I had the O.E.M part number I could tell you how much.

John DiMartino
08-25-2001, 12:48 PM
Sooner or later,someones got to make an aftermarket meffler for them,since there are so many Kohler commands out there,and the mufflers are garbage from the factory.Everyone i know who has a kohler with maore than 800 hrs has had to buy a muffler if they didnt remove the sheild when it was new.The shield flanges pull right thru the muffler

thelawnguy
08-25-2001, 01:16 PM
Thursday while mowing the internal baffles must have let go, its annoyingly loud now. $120 at the dealer, 107 plus shipping at J Thomas, nobody else carries them. Jacks is 115 plus shipping. Thats nutz. Today I bought a pair of 30NRR headphones for $19. Sucks to be my neighbor at 7am anymore :cry:

Fish
08-25-2001, 01:47 PM
What is the part number of the muffler? I will check on Monday
and let you know what I can find.
Fish

Dave
08-25-2001, 08:24 PM
:blob3: kohler is making there mufflers like there toilets,only so many flushes and they start leaking

thelawnguy
08-25-2001, 10:28 PM
Part# 24 068 21

Keith
08-25-2001, 10:59 PM
Jack's shows the 24 068 21 here for $92.95 http://www.jackssmallengines.com/kmuf.cfm

Tulsa Engine Warehouse has them for $94.30 http://www.tulsaenginewarehouse.com/catalog/kohler/accessories/exhaust/cv17-25cm/

Might want to check here too http://www.perr.com/kohstore.html

I'll check with one of my local dealers next week and see what he gets. He is the one that sold me the whole Nelson Air cleaner setup for $150.

Fish
08-27-2001, 05:25 PM
$90.65 is the best I can do.
Fish