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Old 09-06-2005, 08:14 AM
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Kohler blowing oil solved

Hey guys, its been hell figuring out why my kohler was still blowing oil out the breather after the rebuild. It turns out that kohler redesigned the breather plate in order for the reed to face upwards as well as maintaining the position of the baffle on the back of the breather plate. When I replaced the plate, it was apparently with the old style, which was originally meant to be mounted with the reed facing downward. I replaced the breather with a new one, faced the reed up with the baffle on the correct side and now it runs beautifully. Of course after getting it running again, I think the oil pump stopped working because a connecting rod bearing siezed and broke my connecting rod....good luck huh? Well, now it looks like a new bottom end or a completely new motor. Anyone have a kohler magnum bottom end or a complete motor for sale?
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Old 09-06-2005, 03:05 PM
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Old 09-06-2005, 05:37 PM
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Hey guys, its been hell figuring out why my kohler was still blowing oil out the breather after the rebuild. It turns out that kohler redesigned the breather plate in order for the reed to face upwards as well as maintaining the position of the baffle on the back of the breather plate. When I replaced the plate, it was apparently with the old style, which was originally meant to be mounted with the reed facing downward. I replaced the breather with a new one, faced the reed up with the baffle on the correct side and now it runs beautifully. Of course after getting it running again, I think the oil pump stopped working because a connecting rod bearing siezed and broke my connecting rod....good luck huh? Well, now it looks like a new bottom end or a completely new motor. Anyone have a kohler magnum bottom end or a complete motor for sale?
I just don't know why I kept saying breather problem ! Anyway I was glad you found the problem until you said it blew up.
A new shortblock from Kohler is part # 82 522 37 and list price is OUCH 1,318.29
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Old 09-06-2005, 07:26 PM
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That is one expensive short block...
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Old 09-06-2005, 07:40 PM
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That is one expensive short block...
Yep, I checked a couple discount warehouses and they wanted even more
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Old 09-07-2005, 11:30 AM
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I feel better.............

I thought I was the only one that...........If it wasn't for bad luck I wouldn't have any luck at all. Sorry to hear about your engine.
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