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I have a KT 17 in a 7117 that appears to possibly have the crankcase breather problem. Some oil use a little smoking. Runs good, lots of power etc. Where is the breather located and where can I purchase a new one ? Thanks in advance for info.

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I believe this is what you are looking for. http://www.ebay.com/dsc/Home-Garden-/11700/i.html?LH_TitleDesc=1&_nkw=kohler+52-755-09&_dashexp=1&_osacat=11700&_odkw=kohler+5275509

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The breather is located under the valve cover that the hose to the air filter is attached to. Depending upon whether it has been replaced, it will either be a "mushroom" type rubber valve about the size of a dime, or a reed type valve that is a thin spring steel "flapper". It is replaceable without major dismantling of the engine, and is still available for about 16 bux. Be sure to get gaskets for the setup, and don't wait to do this (if it is the problem), as it can cause seals to blow out or other issues that require much more involved repairs. This is a known issue with the KT's and Magnums. Fairly cheap easy fix, but can cause more expensive and involved issues if not repaired. Good luck!

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