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916 vs 917 Kohler K vs KT

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sammiefish
does anyone know if the bolt up specs were the same for the K vs KT engines found on the 900 series? (were the drive shafts the same etc?) Can anyone comment on the longevity of the KT's vs the K?

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osenga
The bolt pattern both are the same . I had to shim my drive shaft when I put the k in it . In my eye I would rather use a k since I mow on slopes and the kt or the twins just don't hold up I don't think they get enough oil flow that is just my option to it

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Chris727
The single cylinder engine requires a longer driveshaft. If you're looking at a KT-Twin make sure its a series two, they have a much better track record than the earlier ones.

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Burntime
I like briggs, but my kt-17 series 2 is humming along, did have to do head gaskets but its a champ that just keeps going with no smoke. Of course I change the oil 2-3 times a year, but a quart and a half is not too spendy...

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sammiefish
is the series 2 KT clearly indicated on the labeling of this motor or do you have to read a hidden # somewhere?? how can I tell which one is which thanks

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