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post #1 of 9 Old 03-16-2017, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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Surprised at how clean the motor was on the inside

My 216 has been leaking oil for at least two seasons now. Finally got around to pulling the engine and cleaning it up. Holy crap was there a ton of oily debris stuck to the outside of that engine. I got the oil pan off today, was surprised at how clean it was on the inside.
Hopefully the new gasket takes care of the leak.
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Those engines really are amazing beasts. They should still be making them !

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Did the oil smell like gas or seem a little thin. It looks very clean but the cam looks like it was run dry or washed down oil/gas from the fuel pump, maybe it's just me, to the OP does the the cam look scored?
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Did the oil smell like gas or seem a little thin. It looks very clean but the cam looks like it was run dry or washed down oil/gas from the fuel pump, maybe it's just me, to the OP does the the cam look scored?
I thought it looked scored and scratched up too, wasn't sure if its just the way the light was hitting it or not
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The last old high hr Kohler was a KT17 II but those had an oil pump not the dipper. I just figured I'd ask because the motor is out it's already open.

KT17 series II cam 1700hrs.
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The interesting Thing, I have rebuilt Many Of them Kohler engines. From the First 110 series To the 400 series . I can say from experience They are a fine Built Engine,. I rebuilt several of the infamous K17 and for me they Performed Excellent. The Kohler is a fine Engine. My saying on one of the 300 I rebuilt. The rear wheel would spin every time it fired.. Life is good. Having a john Deere rebuild in your shop, Just makes it better
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The cam actually looks to be in pretty good shape.

It amazes me the amount of grime on this engine. Not sure where the oil leak came from, but it did a **** of a job mucking this engine up.

Thoughts on the fuel pump gasket. Is this a known leak point, should I replace the gasket while I have it torn down or not worry about it.

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Yes, the fuel pump is a common oil leak point. For sure replace the gasket. Or are you referring to something inside the fuel pump?
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Fuel pump gasket done. I don't want to get carried away on this engine. I think the primary oil leak was the pan as it would always drain down to a specific point. Any other things I should definitely do while I have it out? Fill Tube? Valve cover plate?
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