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Old 09-04-2012, 10:07 PM
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kohler CH23S

I replaced the engine on one of my riders back in January with an identical CH23S.

I changed the break in oil after about 8 hours, then the oil and filter every 50 hours since. I am using kohler oil and kohler filters from my dealer.

yesterday,after mowing with it 5 minutes, with 162.5 hours on it it instantly lost power and started blowing white smoke like it was going out of style.

no noise no nothing. checked the oil before i started it, and it has a clean air filter.

Anyone ever had this happen to an engine with so few hours?

Sure glad it's under warranty this time.
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:26 PM
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I'm gonna take an educated guess...broken reed valve..
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:40 PM
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Not sure yet, dropped it at my dealer this morning.
Thought i solved my problems by replacing the engine....but guess not
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:43 PM
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Easy fix what are you paying for that kohler oil?
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:12 PM
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I'm not sure per quart. I always get everything for the kohler and my kawi at the same time. I'm using it while its under warranty.
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:59 AM
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we had cylinders going out of round on three of those all purchased close together and all at 300 or less hr. kohler had no reason for it and of course no help with $ or labor
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