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    Kohler K Evolution

    Hi All, I've searched the net for the Kohler K engines but found little. Does anyone know if Kohler made improvements or revisions to these engines over the years regarding design or materials since their inception? I was thinking they must have evolved over the years in some way. Maybe people who've rebuilt tons of them could talk of their evolution or point me to any articles or something? Thanks!!

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    Almost nothing changed between their initial engines and the last. There were valve changes, head design changes and even a few block changes... but basically the parts are all interchangeable. If you have a specific question, ask it. It would take a while to list all the minor differences and what and when it changed.
    ~Jonathan
    Oblong, Illinois

    Just because it's old, doesn't mean it's obsolete!

    I've got a lot of Cubs in the barn....but I have more implements/attachments!

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      #3
      I don’t really have a specific question. You helped me determine a while back that my replacement k301 was from the late 80’s, so I was just wondering what might be better, or not, than the original engine from the 60’s.

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        #4
        It doesn't matter on the block really. If you can, the head with the spark plug above the exhaust valve does seem to run a little bit better.
        ~Jonathan
        Oblong, Illinois

        Just because it's old, doesn't mean it's obsolete!

        I've got a lot of Cubs in the barn....but I have more implements/attachments!

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          #5
          Yeah and in days of cheapening everything except for the price tag, it almost seems like kohler is embarrassed by the very series of engines they built their rep on, nothing built currently will last near as long, yet Kohler seems hell bent on making people forget that they did actually build a brick shit house of an engine that was almost unkillable at one point/ and for a lot of years too.
          Don
          Kankakee IL

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          • J-Mech
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            Still are one of the best small engines ever built!!
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