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Old 07-07-2017, 05:43 AM
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I don't know how I'd react to finding a plastic carb sitting on an engine of any kind.

Hell I can remember the first time I saw a plastic fuel tank sitting on a mower when there were flowered sack dress's and hippy's floating in the news. All three bothered me at the time and none lasted very long. Of course the type of plastic today comparatively has changed much.

Hope your parts show up today for the Kohler.
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Old 07-07-2017, 05:48 AM
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A few years ago I bought a nice pressure washer with a 6 or 8hp engine by Troybilt.

Damn thing had a carb with no idle setting and no manual choke.

I found a nice fix for both as I hate to cold start an engine and have it run at it's rated rpm for work right out of the gate.

So now it's got three settings for RPM, Stop, idle and run. As I'm sure that at idle that is not good for the pump etc, but only let it idle long enough to slosh oil around the innards and pull it to where it should be running for pressure and work.
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Old 07-07-2017, 09:48 PM
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All the parts showed all OEM parts.

No complaints.
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Old 07-07-2017, 11:17 PM
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I don't know how I'd react to finding a plastic carb sitting on an engine of any kind.
How about the internals? Note Ron's pictures above: oil pump housing, timing gears, etc. My Ryobi 4-stroke string trimmer has a PLASTIC overhead camshaft...

Years back, working on Fords, if a Ranger with the 2.8 Capri V-6 came in on a freezing day "no start", first thing I'd check would be the distributor to see if it was still in time. If not, it would almost be certain to have a bad cam gear. They "engineered" it with a plastic gear ring to keep the noise down. Not that you'd hear any noise due to mechanical lifter clatter. Many thousands of hot/cold cycles would fatigue the plastic until the one cold day made it too brittle to survive. The replacement gears were all steel, btw...
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Old 07-08-2017, 10:18 AM
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Just to be clear, the Briggs engine was the one with the plastic carb.
The Kohler is aluminum. Kohler has this on their website no charge.
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Old 07-08-2017, 09:13 PM
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I'll have to print page 12 and laminate it for the shop.
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Old 07-09-2017, 11:42 AM
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Did you determine what caused the failure?
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Old 07-09-2017, 02:51 PM
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The Honda is a much
better engine. Aluminum carb even.
At farm and barn, the other day, while killing time, I noticed they sell a troy built mower powered by Honda for $499, sitting right next to it, is a all honda mower, $499. Im thinking, really ? Why tie up the floor space with the troy built with the honda sitting next to it.

I had a Honda Harmony once upon a time, loaned it to a friend, her mower puked and she didnt have the $100 for a mower, they stole my mower out of her garage a couple days later, guess what she never bothered to pay for or replace ? She did ask me to pickup, and assemble the new mower she bought her self when mine got stolen.

Remind me again, why I loan shit out ?
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Old 07-09-2017, 10:15 PM
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Did you determine what caused the failure?
Reread the OP.

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At farm and barn, the other day, while killing time, I noticed they sell a troy built mower powered by Honda for $499, sitting right next to it, is a all honda mower, $499. Im thinking, really ? Why tie up the floor space with the troy built with the honda sitting next to it.

I had a Honda Harmony once upon a time, loaned it to a friend, her mower puked and she didnt have the $100 for a mower, they stole my mower out of her garage a couple days later, guess what she never bothered to pay for or replace ? She did ask me to pickup, and assemble the new mower she bought her self when mine got stolen.

Remind me again, why I loan shit out ?
I returned everything in good order even, if I do say so, slightly better...


Update, well I got it together, and ran out of ambition, it is running;
but I still need to make some adjustments to the throttle assembly.

I got some 20 ga. reloaded with #4 buckshot for predator control.
The spawn of shade op-tested it on a possum tonight, it works well.
15 pellets with buffer and an overshot card.
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Old 07-10-2017, 09:18 AM
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the reality was that the governor grenaded.

shade that is what failed not why it failed.
Glad it is running again.
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