View Full Version : Kohler k241 hard starting

09-24-2001, 05:20 PM
I just replaced the valves, had the seats ground. It does not burn oil and seems to have adicate power, but still is very hard starting. I'm concerned about burning up the starter. I put a compression tester on and got nothing. Could my problem be caused by the ACR? This is a 10 HP. I also have a k241 12HP that has always been slow starting, but not to the point of concern.
Any help would be appreciated!

09-24-2001, 06:35 PM
You should have some compression but since you don't I think the valves are adjusted too tight. You may have adjusted it on the exhaust stroke instead of the compression stroke.

09-24-2001, 08:55 PM
You also have points to think about. Try turning the flywheel
backwards by hand. If you can do it easily, then your compression{valves} is weak. If not look at the points, check
the spark quality.