HELP eingine noise on a Kohler

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mowbeer, Sep 2, 2002.

  1. mowbeer

    mowbeer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    I have a problem with a Kohler 24 horsepower engine. When start it up I hear a noise. The faster it runs, the louder it is. When I turn the engine off it usually stops quits. I have had the problem since the start. Any suggestions for me?:drinkup: :cool:
  2. And the noise is..................................?

    Lifter ticking???


  3. Phishook

    Phishook LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,143

    5 bucks says it's the lifters.

    try mobil 1 or amsoil
  4. Poplen

    Poplen LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    I have heard this ticking also (22hp Kohler) Is this lifter ticking common? What grade of synthetic oil would help?
  5. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    okay ill be a smart aleck an say mine dont make any noise when i cut it off either:)
    the only thing that bothers me about your problem is the continuing to get louder as u turn more rpm. mine settles dn after i reach say 2800 rpm.
  6. Art Stubbs handy 58

    Art Stubbs handy 58 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 132

    I talked w a rep last week asked him about the lifter noise, he said it was a common thing on these engines, he rcommended using a synthetic oil Mobil 1 or Amsoil, I also asked about the backfire problem with the kohler, he recommended to shut off, go to 1/2 throttle and shut off, dont let it sit and idel , he said it causes the fuel to build up and when you shut it off, it allows fuel back into the chamber, thus causing an explosion. So I have tryed this and it works. just some info if it helps.

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