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    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.


  2. 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.





    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. 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? 




  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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.


  8. 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.


  9. Is any one going to Wiston this year 2018 I have an entry form to enter my two WH  and would like to add to a section if possible,, I will be tied up in the working section with another display.

    I have an 857 & 211-3

    Thanks Terry 

  10. Hi all 

    Does anyone have a supplier in the UK for rod ends that go on the end of the tie rods please.

    Many thanks.

    (I hope I have put this in the correct section)

  11. Apology if I have upset some members with my for sale comment and high jacking their thread, it was not my intention.


    I am new to the forum and will do my best to be more careful in future.

  12. My idea is to get something that is beyond economical repair as a WH that I can play with and modify for my 10 year old grandsons to have some fun with ( maybe make it a tandem)

    Any idea would be appreciated.


  13. Hi all

    First of all thank you all for a warm welcome to MOM.

    My question is can any body tell me the last model WH to have an angle iron chassis that I might pick up in the UK as apposed to a pressed steel one, ( I need one)


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