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Rebuild or Replace Carb?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by GrassMaster84, May 27, 2002.

  1. GrassMaster84

    GrassMaster84 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 141

    I've got a 13hp Kohler, it either needs a new Carb or i need o replace the old one?

    1. What is the price diff. in the two choices?
    2. What all is mechanically envolved in rebuilding the Carb?

    YOur response will be greatly appreciated-

    THanx, Jim
  2. blairbuc

    blairbuc LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Messages: 154

    when they are old and sat around in the winter with fuel in them, then are beyond the rebuild ability of a first timer. Frozen needle valves and pitted seats. They are rebuildable but only if you know what to look for. I have rebuilt carbs with seven dollar kits were new carbs have cost me from 49 dollars for domestic on up to 89 dollars for Kaw. 5.5 hp. I imagine 20hp on up is past 100.
  3. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,465

    Will you be rebuilding the carb? That will make a big difference in pricing. Are you able to replace the carb? I can give you a better idea after your reply.
  4. Jman

    Jman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 217

    What is the model and spec number of the engine? I can find an approximate cost of the carb.

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