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Kohler Valve clatter--simple fix

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SMB, Feb 19, 2002.

  1. SMB

    SMB LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    We went to our dealer yesterday to get some warranty work done, and the guy said that 30wt KOHLER OIL will fix the valve clatter in the Kohler 25HP engine. He said one of the other guys went to kohler training and that's what they told him. We ain't got Kohlers, just wanting to pass on the word as I'd heard about the clatter problem.
  2. Jerrys Lawn Service

    Jerrys Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Messages: 155

    Steve, make sure that it is 10w-30 Kohler oil your putting in that Command engine. We had the same problem and it fixed it right away.
    Jerrys Lawn Service

    MATTHEW LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 665

    How about those clicky 15's?
  4. Phishook

    Phishook LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,143

    my dealer told me to use a synthetic oil.

    I didn't use any thing but 10w-30 when the noise first started.
  5. SMB

    SMB LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    The guy just said that the 10w30 KOHLER OIL will fix the clatter in the 25s. We don't have Kohler, I was just passing on the word.

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