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post #1 of 3 Old 06-17-2019, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
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Bolens 1886-01 Engine Swap Help

Question for everyone. I am taking out my K482s as it failed (35 hrs after rebuild) and I have the opportunity to get s NEW (old stock) Kohler K582 23 hp engine. My question is.....the shafts, or at least one of them look slightly different on the new one.....can this be easily resolved like taking shafts off old engine or something else? I want to make sure this engine will work for me before I buy it which I was told it was.
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post #2 of 3 Old 06-17-2019, 02:06 PM
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Re: Bolens 1886-01 Engine Swap Help

Compare the diameters, the 582 will likely be larger. NOS? Boy, that engine has been sitting around a long time!
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post #3 of 3 Old 06-17-2019, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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I know I’m very surprised there are any NOS of those around at all. This guy has 4 of them. They were stored inside with caps over exhaust and carb. If it is slightly larger or different size is it a huge deal to swap from old motor or something?
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