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Stanley OByerly
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:39 am    Post subject: Kohler engine Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have an eight horse power Kohler engine on a garden tractor,that starts and runs good, but the muffler glows cherry red in a short time. Why?
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Kohler engine Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If eng has point ign system,check point gap & ign timing,also check that flywheel key not bent/sheared regardless if point/12v coil,point/magneto or solid state ign.

Other possible causes,hi-speed needle set too rich & unburned gas burning in muffler,restricted muffler due to carbon buildup or loose/broken baffles in muffler.

To check/set ign timing if you don't have eng manual goto link below & download service manual for your mod# eng,ign timing setting/service usually in section 8 of manuals.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Kohler engine Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Your carburetor may be set too lean. Hal
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:16 am    Post subject: Re: Kohler engine Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Sticking exhaust valve, or bad valve seat.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Kohler engine Reply to specific post Reply with quote

clean and reset points to .020. the points have closed up also check the points plunger for wear on both ends.
 
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