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  • Birthday 02/14/1943
 
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    Ashington. West Sussex.
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    Wheel horse. Stationary engines.
 
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    Spark Plug

    Yes I did hone the bore but maybe not enough. I decided to phone a rebore company of 35 years experience in high performance motor bike engines and I can see them tomorrow, they are prepared to check the engine over including measurements while I wait, I may have something to report back tomorrow. Thanks for all your comments. Terry
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    Spark Plug

    Curiosity got the better of me I couldn’t wait until the winter, now stripped the engine down and could find only one possible problem causing excessive oil consumption, it used 300ml in 2/3 hours use, and the oil ring gap was only about 20 degree away from the middle ring gap and should have been 120 degree a third apart, do you thing the close proximity could be the problem? The manual quotes a maximum of .027 ring gap I have less than .015 on all the new rings. All other measurements are within manual specifications. Terry
  3. 857

    Spark Plug

    Stormin Thanks for your reply I didnt get back sooner been away at a steam rally only just got home. I did used a new set of ring from Cox & Turner with the scraper ring being a one piece as apposed to the three split type I thought they were gapped correctly but I am now thinking that is where my problem is. This weekend I had to top up the oil by 300 ml didnt smoke much only on start up, comlete strip down now, and start again. Thanks Terry
  4. 857

    Spark Plug

    Many Thanks for your replies.
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    Spark Plug

    Hi Folk, Me again, what number spark plug do you use on your K181 engine. I have searched the service manual and can only find the Kohler part number! I am still having problems with it, a bit of smoke I may have to have a rebore. Anyone going to Wiston next weekend, perhaps I could have a chat with? Thanks Terry
  6. 857

    K181

    Found a garden machinary service workshop 2 mile away and they fitted a Wurth time sert insert for me, very pleased. Got another problem will get back to all after my holiday. Thanks again
  7. 857

    K181

    Thank you for your replies, I will come back if I have further problems which I think I may have.
  8. 857

    K181

    Hi All I am looking for someone to fit a spark plug Helicoil in my Kohler K181 ali head; I am north of Worthing any help will be appreciated. Thank you in advance
  9. 857

    Piston rings

    Thanks Looks like a fuel stabiliser is a good idea for small engines, £7 for about 300 Ltr treatment is not bad and should help prevent ethanol clogging of the carburettor.
  10. 857

    Piston rings

    Hi Chris/Mike I tried looking for you at Wiston but failed. Yes that was me at times, I still need rings but I found out yesterday that was not the only problem for the smoke. First my stationary engine packed up then on Sunday did the WH then yesterday did my 30 year old Escort car all with smoke problems (I mean a lot ), I had used petrol from a 20Ltr jerry can which was about 6 months old I checked it and yes it was contaminated, now having to drain the car tank and other machines. Lesson learnt DON’T USE OLD FUEL. Terry
  11. 857

    Piston rings

    Thank you for your replies. I have put a post on Red Square under Engines/K181 about my problems, if any one can comment please do. Terry
  12. 857

    Piston rings

    Hi Does any one know of a UK supplier of Kohler K181s piston rings? Thanks Terry
  13. 857

    Clean up

    What paint are you using? I hope this question isn't a question I shouldn't be asking, dont answer if it is. Terry
  14. 857

    Wiston

    See you there Chris.
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