Kohler 25hp Bad Rings

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by msb1766, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. msb1766

    msb1766 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    I got my tractor back today from the dealer, The motor was using about 1/2 a quart an hour. They did a leakdown test and it was at 25%. Bad Rings! You could not see it buring oil but you could smell it on your clothes afterword. It had only 115 hours on it. I am not happy, Kohler refused to pay for amy of it.
    When I was picking mine up someone was bropping off a Cub Cadet with a 25hp Kohler with the same problem, he as 50 hours on it.
  2. thecrankshaft

    thecrankshaft LawnSite Member
    Messages: 172

    Your head gasket is blown. Do some research.

    I have never seen a bad piston ring(s) on a Kohler engine, unless the engine has ingested dirt and they are worn.

    How old is this unit? Kohler should cover a head gasket unless the unit is overheated.
  3. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,465

    I second the head gasket.

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