Kohler motor identification

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by boosteddsm92, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. boosteddsm92

    boosteddsm92 LawnSite Member
    from MD
    Posts: 31

    Hey guys, I need help ID'ing this motor as I need to buy a carb for it. Better yet, if someone has the Kohler part number for the correct carb that'd be great. The sticker has come off and can't find any numbers, etc on it. Thanks for any/all help w/this.

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  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    The part number for the carb is stamped in the mounting flange......


    Toro used a CV492 Spec 27525

    CV493 spec 27520
    CV493 spec 27529

    What's the Toro model and serial numbers ?
     
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  3. boosteddsm92

    boosteddsm92 LawnSite Member
    from MD
    Posts: 31

    Ah, ok, I'll see if I can see it on the mower tomorrow. It's a 30159 but not the 12.5HP original engine.

    Model Number 30159
    Model Year 1997
    Beginning Serial # 795101
    Ending Serial # 799999
    Product Name
    Mid-Size Proline Gear Traction Unit, 12.5 hp
    Product Brand Toro
    Product Type Walk Behind Mowers
    Product Series Mid-Size ProLine Mower
    Swath Deck Optional
    Discharge Deck Optional
    Engine/Motor Manufacturer Kohler
    Engine/Motor Model # CV12.5T-1254
    Engine/Motor Size# 12.5 hp
    Engine/Motor Type 4 Cycle CARB1
    Engine Starter Recoil
    Transmission Manufacturer Peerless
    Transmission Model # 700-039
    Transmission Speed 4 Speed
    Transmission Type Gear
    Final Assy 98-0775
     
  4. boosteddsm92

    boosteddsm92 LawnSite Member
    from MD
    Posts: 31

    What are the 2nd and 3rd engines you are referring to?
     
  5. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    Kohler listed all three engines as being used by Toro;


    CV492 Spec 27525, CV493 spec 27520, CV493 spec 27529

    They are all Command Vertical 18hp engines.....
     
  6. boosteddsm92

    boosteddsm92 LawnSite Member
    from MD
    Posts: 31

    But it's a replacement, there's a decent chance my particular motor was never used by Toro. Are there any stampings on the block of Kohler motors? There must be some way to identify them other than the sticker.
     
  7. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
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    You need a carb? Look on the carb, some have a part number on them.

    There is no way to ID it without the spec number. No there is nothing stamped into the block.
     
  8. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Posts: 2,419

    Take the air cleaner cover off.
     
  9. boosteddsm92

    boosteddsm92 LawnSite Member
    from MD
    Posts: 31

    No, I don't have the carb. I can't believe the block isn't stamped at all, this is proving to be a lot more difficult than I thought it'd be!

    ok...then what?
     
  10. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,018

    Where did the carb go? Those pics appear to be a fully assembled engine. What is holding the air filter and intake elbow up?


    Honestly if the tag is gone and you dont have the carb that was originally on the engine you are pretty much SOL. Buy a replacement engine, write down the numbers.
     

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