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How does the oil get to the rockers? Can't figure out how a sling oiler could get the oil there. Seems like this might have been the fate of these engines.

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MikeES
The oil does not seem to have any problems finding its way up to the rocker arms. Kohler came out with a different valve cover gasket to keep the oil in. The first gaskets ended up leaking oil all over the head and compounding the issue with the K361, which was overheating. With limited fins on the head if they got dirty at all the engine would oveheat and warp the head. Many when overheated would drop a valve seat and bend up the valves and mess up the piston. Keep the engine clean and cool and the engine will last as long as any K engines, and produce more hp than the rated 18. I believe they were under rated.

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