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PostSubject: Kohler Courage   Kohler Courage Icon_minitimeJuly 10th 2023, 8:59 pm

Howdy!
So I have heard the awfulness of the Kohler Courage, but I have not experienced. I have owned a Courage 20 and I really liked it. It was powerful and had lots of torque. It was in a MTD Gold with a hydro paired with it and I had to do nothing to that motor to get it to run. All i did was filters and fuel line and a valve cover gasket as it leak ALOT of oil. I was wondering if anyone here has experienced them or if they are just fairy tales?

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PostSubject: Re: Kohler Courage   Kohler Courage Icon_minitimeJuly 10th 2023, 9:39 pm

Here is a pic it was called Goldilocks
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PostSubject: Re: Kohler Courage   Kohler Courage Icon_minitimeJuly 10th 2023, 9:48 pm

They seem nice until you look inside.

Plastic cam gears.

Blocks love to crack.

They’re just junk IMO. some are going to last 1,000 hours, some make it to 1/10 that.

Inverse is true for a good engine. Some lemon somewhere slips through.

Really it boils down to they are built as cheaply as possible and they simply dont take the hard work the way a vanguard or Oppy will or a cast iron K341.

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PostSubject: Re: Kohler Courage   Kohler Courage Icon_minitimeJuly 10th 2023, 10:09 pm

Oh okay thanks I know they had those problems but didnt know how often they happened.
And i believe in old cast iron as well!
My Sears Suburban "Putt Putt" has a HH120 in it and I dont want to know how many hours are on it but it runs like a top!

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PostSubject: Re: Kohler Courage   Kohler Courage Icon_minitimeFebruary 22nd 2024, 4:59 am

From repairing my neighbor's Kawasaki Fr651v and from seeing the abuse it takes, I would count that as an engine $$$ worth buying new or used.

As for Kohler, I liked the older Kohler Magnum 8 and 10 HP, I do not think I would rush out and buy one of the newer ones. Think of them as a USA made engine, from Chinesium sourced parts.
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