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Old 12-03-2012, 08:42 PM
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I give up till I either up-grade my 27" monitor to a 32" or get some new freak'n glasses !!!
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:49 PM
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The piston experienced a lack of lubrication...
Possible bad fuelmix...straight gas...major air leak..heavy dirt ingestion...

The sparkplug on the right was hit by the piston....
I would have thought it was the wrong sparkplug (threads too long) but judging by the dirt buildup on the porcelain...it was installed and working for some time..
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:31 PM
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The piston experienced a lack of lubrication...
Possible bad fuelmix...straight gas...major air leak..heavy dirt ingestion...

The sparkplug on the right was hit by the piston....
I would have thought it was the wrong sparkplug (threads too long) but judging by the dirt buildup on the porcelain...it was installed and working for some time..
Yep!
That's the second blower them fools ran on straight gas!

Man we been havin' a rash of low hour Kawasucki's throwin' rods, twistin' rockers and/or holin' pistons! Most all have been under warranty.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:21 AM
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#1....
Whats wrong and unique in this pic...
Got Kohler Tech rethinking things on this one...
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:24 AM
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How much is too much...???
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:01 PM
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Hmmm....no takers...???
#1...hint...it has something to do with the valve guide...
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:06 PM
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Hmmm....no takers...???
#1...hint...it has something to do with the valve guide...
From what can see, looks like the part of the guide that protrudes into the intake broke off.

Or mayhaps the guide seal went missing?
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:46 PM
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Ever have a Kohler muffler that rattles when you remove it.???
It used to was Kohler's official stance that those little broken pieces of the baffles could NOT re enter the cylinder via the exhaust valve....and damage the cylinder..piston...valves...or the head...
They didn't want to warranty the muffler during the headgasket replacements that were so common...

This picture is the SMOKING GUN....I got them...
The intake valve guide broke in pieces on cylinder #1. And if you'll notice...
There is a piece of that valveguide stuck under the exhaust valve on cylinder #2..
Cross contamination through the muffler...it does happen...
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:56 PM
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Ever have a Kohler muffler that rattles when you remove it.???
It used to was Kohler's official stance that those little broken pieces of the baffles could NOT re enter the cylinder via the exhaust valve....and damage the cylinder..piston...valves...or the head...
They didn't want to warranty the muffler during the headgasket replacements that were so common...

This picture is the SMOKING GUN....I got them...
The intake valve guide broke in pieces on cylinder #1. And if you'll notice...
There is a piece of that valveguide stuck under the exhaust valve on cylinder #2..
Cross contamination through the muffler...it does happen...
Are you using a camera or a phone to take the pics? I can't really see too much detail ( course my eyes need an overhaul).
But who would of thought that stuff would cross over like that? Interesting.
Yeah, upon closer squinting, I see the exh. valve looks to be open in the first pic.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:06 PM
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Naw. Those pics were taken with my 7 megpixel camera..
If you view them on a droid or iphone you can enlarge them pretty good...

The pics ought to make you think..... the next time you bolt on a rattling muffler...
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