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I have a k301 that sat for a long time that looks like it has very low hours with very good bore, still has the hone marks in the whole cylinder, but had a bad stuck exhaust valve. I want to tear it down to check everything out. kohler rings are $74 + gaskets I can buy a whole rebuild kit off ebay for under $100

would the low hour kohler parts with new rings be better than all new stens parts?
 

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Free up the valve, run it and see what happens. There is no need to spend the bucks for a re-ring unless it has low compression or burns a lot of oil. I would not even pull the piston, as the rings would then have to reseat in a different position. Check the rod big end and crank journal, but don't take out the piston.
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