Slowly turning green...
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Alberta, Canada
Kohler Command CV15S Ignition problem.
This engine has been causing me quite a lot of problems since I got it. I'll give you the history.
I got it and tried to fire it up. It ran, but only on full choke.
Took the carb apart, cleaned it and put it back on then it started starving the engine of gas.
Took the carb apart, cleaned the brass needle seat with polishing compound, put a new needle in, same problem
Traced the problem to the fuel shutoff solenoid on the carb bowl, disabled it put the carb back on and it flooded the cylinder with gas.
changed the oil, tried to start it, started right up, ran rough at all different speeds, no longer swamps the engine.
Now, just resumed work on it after a month of putting it aside, go to start it, nothing. It's got spark and I put some gas in the cylinder. Used the air gun to clear the gas out after it failed to start by sticking it in the spark plug hole.
Now, whenever I go to crank it, it just shoots flames out of the carburetor while cranking and finally it backfires. I'm thinking that it sheared a flywheel key and that got it out of time, but is it possible for the valves in an OHV engine to be part of the problem?
Any help would be appreciated.
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