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Difference between KT and Magnum Kohler

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bluecap24
What is the difference between the KT series Kohler engines and the Magnum series? Both have the bolt on jugs and aluminum crankases right? Thanks, Jim

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RayS
I know that the KT is battery ignition and that the Magnum is a magneto with electronic. I know at least some of the Magnums were pressure lubricated if not all of them.

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PatRarick
Basically, sheet metal and ignitions systems are the only differences. Yes, the KT engines used aluminum crankcases and cast iron cylinders.

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BruceH
I believe electronic ignition is supposed to be superior. I have both engines (KT Series II and Magnum) and have not had ignition problems with either one. The KT engines were sold in 2 series, Series I was was splash lubricated and there were issues with operating these engines on hills and oil starvation. The Series II engines were "pressurized" to eliminate this issue. The Magnums continued to use this approach with the ignition differences noted earlier.

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