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Blown Kohler with 450 hours

furball3

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A few weeks ago My Exmark Lazer Z started making a noise. I found a dead lifter so I replaced both on that cylinder.

Today was the first time since then I have used the mower. Less then 10 minutes into mowing teh engile blows!

There is now a hole behind the starter about 5 inches long and maybe a half inch wide.

WHAT THE HEdoublehockeysticks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :realmad:

in doing a quick search on the net the best price I saw was about 1400. so far I havent found any crankcases to try and do a rebuild.

So here I am just letting out some frustration. and to say I cant believe the engine blew with so few hours on it! (and yes I have done all maintance according to the schedule)

So if anybody has an extra 23hp Kohler laying around PLEASE let me know!
 

Restrorob

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Restrorob

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Albemarle Lawn said:
3600 should be the setting, in my (and Kohler's) opinion.
You hit that nail on the head, Service Manuals are for a reason.
 
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furball3

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Originally Posted by Albemarle Lawn
3600 should be the setting, in my (and Kohler's) opinion.

restrorob said:
You hit that nail on the head, Service Manuals are for a reason.
I hate to think that by following the info that came with the mower I blew the engine! Thats not a big differance in RPM but if its the differance of blowing an engine with so few hours or not it is a HUGE differance. (now looking at suing Kohler & Exmark. Then again I am sure when I sober up a bit I will just kick the tires again and suck it up.)
 
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furball3

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And what maybe ticks me off more is having to try and work on this with 2nd degree burns on both hands. Right hand is the worst, left just has a few fingers and the top of the hand burnt.

Every screw to remove scraped against the burn along the way. This is my excuse for alcohol tonight and I am sticking to it!
 
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