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Well, I am tearing my Ingersoll 444 apart, and thinking what I am going to do with the motor. I am pulling the head, and decarbon, and check the bore, but thinking if I should just rebuild it. It runs good, does not smoke, but does use a bit of oil. It goes from max, to min in about 5 hours of use.

It's more money, but then agean, I am going through the rest of the tractor, why not have the motor done. Any thoughts???
 

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No leaks. Must be burning it. I have not checked the breather yet, could be cloged
 

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Do a compression check --- dry then wet to see what the reading actually are. There is a chance that it may not be that bad. I don't think slight oil pressure dropping after 5 hours of hard continuous usage is that dramatic. ;)

Let us know, Paul --- :D

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Do a compression check --- dry then wet to see what the reading actually are. There is a chance that it may not be that bad. I don't think slight oil pressure dropping after 5 hours of hard continuous usage is that dramatic. ;)

Let us know, Paul --- :D

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It's not the PSI that drops, it's the level. Not a ton, but does use a bit.

And if and when I do, there will be pictures.:D
 

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Well, getting closer in the teardown, to seeing the motor. Still don;t know what I want to do. One side says to rebuild it, then be done with it, the other says well it's more money, and time. So I don't know.


Anyone have any idea on what a rebuild kit may cost for a Kohler single? I am thinking it would be cheeper to do it now, then in the future when she blows.
 

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I it was me

I would rebuild it if i was doing all of that to make it new again. My $.02 anyway:twoonone:
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Rebuild it. Aftermarket Piston and Rings are available for very reasonable prices. All you need is someone to bore it. We have a Cub Pulling tractor that we have these parts in and we'd recommend them. Here's our puller with a 10 hp Kohler.
 

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Well, I thin I am going to rebuild it. Did a compresion check on it, and it red 60psi dry, and 75psi with oil. Now most of my experance is with car engines, but that seems low. Is it?

and amicks? Did you do any mods to the motor in your puller? Any good HP parts out there for these motors? I would think there would be something. The old Kohler K's seem to be the small block chevy of the GT pullers.
 

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Most of the old Kohlers put out over 100 PSI when new, although I've heard of a guy that still ran his at 45 PSI compression and it still worked (sorta). It must have used a fair amount of oil, but he never seemed to have the time to get it fixed.
 
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