Kohler k241 hard starting

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by RolFarrar, Sep 24, 2001.

  1. RolFarrar

    RolFarrar LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    I just replaced the valves, had the seats ground. It does not burn oil and seems to have adicate power, but still is very hard starting. I'm concerned about burning up the starter. I put a compression tester on and got nothing. Could my problem be caused by the ACR? This is a 10 HP. I also have a k241 12HP that has always been slow starting, but not to the point of concern.
    Any help would be appreciated!
  2. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,465

    You should have some compression but since you don't I think the valves are adjusted too tight. You may have adjusted it on the exhaust stroke instead of the compression stroke.
  3. Fish

    Fish LawnSite Member
    Messages: 139

    You also have points to think about. Try turning the flywheel
    backwards by hand. If you can do it easily, then your compression{valves} is weak. If not look at the points, check
    the spark quality.

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