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I just bought a Kohler K181 8 hp engine for a replacement on a tractor. It has recoil start with no provision for a starter/generator. The ignition system has a coil. Where does the coil get it's charge from? The other Kohlers I have hook up to the battery through the ignition and voltage regulator. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Jeff Snyder

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Sounds like a magneto ignition could have been converted to battery ignition, or electric starter could have been converted to recoil. Contact Kohler with engine spec number. They can tell what configuration it was when made.

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