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Re: Briggs to Kohler

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04-25-2013 09:12:48

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First mistake: Replacing Briggs engine with a Kohler! too many ways to make a mistake when trying to wire it up, to work! BT/DT! I bought a nice Scotts Brand lawn tractor, that had set out in the weather for 3-4 years, not covered up with anything! A Kohler engine in it. bought it for $50, with grass catcher, snow plow--and a danged kohler in it! So far, i have spent more on parts, trying to make it run, than i paid for the whole machine! I used to have a nice head of gray hair, but it is gone now--mainly from pulling it out! The only thing i haven"t replaced is the spark control box, which costs around $100, or so i have been told, by my parts supplier! So--out comes the kohler, and in goes a nice B&S engine that i am familiar with. It will have my wiring harness to connect it up to the tractor. mean while--i will have a dandy boat anchor for sale-cheap!
But, i have been given a Troy-bilt tractor, several years old, that was caught in a flooded creek bed--with a dratted Kohler engine, which will be yanked out! BBBLLL: Rusty Jones

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Dan Richardson

04-30-2013 04:34:40

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 Re: Briggs to Kohler in reply to rustyj14, 04-25-2013 09:12:48  
Sorry for all the bad luck you have had with Kohler. Guess I should ask someone with a more positive attitude.

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