MTF senior member
Hey guys,I have recently started a rebuild for a Kohler k181,That came off a Jacobsen garden tractor.I tore down the engine a couple of months ago but all progress was halted due to a siezed drive pulley,about a week ago a friend loaned me his impact rench and we were able to muscle the pulley off the end of the crank,upon removing the crank shaft I noticed that there was no timeing mark on the gear,however there was a timeing mark on the cam shaft. This is sort of peculiar especially since the service manual on the kohler site clearley shows a timeing mark on both the crank and cam shaft.I am wondering if it is because this is an earlier model k181? Any suggestions about the timeing,what should I do when I get to the point of reinstalling the crank shaft? Here are some pics That might help.