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This time of year my PK doesn't see much use unless I'm pulling a trailer around the yard. But I like to crank it at least once a week to keep the battery up. Well, after 3 years of great service, my 1612's crank and rod have decided to part ways. They haven't come apart yet. It started as a light tapping and in less than a minute, was knocking hard enough to feel it in the seat. I shut it off and pushed it into the garage.
I haven't pulled the motor down yet to survey the damage. But in case of the worst, what options do I have? Is a rebuild financially feasible or do I save for a new motor?
 

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I would go through your local equipment dealer as they can get most of all the parts for various engine makers. You can also find parts warehouses everywhere online. What engine do you have?
 

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well its a 12hp so im going to say its a kohler k301. i agree with dave, internal parts aren't hard to come by.
 

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For motor internal parts, I would use original Kohler.
 

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I have had good luck with the kits off of ebay.
 

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That's good to hear. I just can't afford Kohler parts and I need my tractor too bad to wait for more money.
Those kits on ebay look pretty good for the price.
 

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Those kits on ebay look pretty good for the price.
I agree, I was suprised at the cost. Especially if your in need of rebuilding a kohler, I don't think it could be beat
 

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Hi,

I rebuilt a 14 hp K321 using a kit from the same ebay supplier as indicated above and was very happy with the quality of parts. I was also able to get a .020 under rod as this engine had been redone a few years ago with a reground crank and had just broke the rod. I bought the pk to rebuild and resell and a .020 rod is not available from Kohler.

I would certainly use them again.

Good luck.

chuckbob
 

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Thanks for the quick replies guys. Hopefully, in the next few days, I'll get it open and see what the damage is.
 
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