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Old 05-18-2018, 06:29:46 AM
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I have a Kohler K582S engine that I rebuilt and I need a governor drive gear or a used governor assembly. The part # on the gear is 48 043 11S and it is obsolete. All my searches for the gear turned up empty. The engine is an opposed twin 23 horse. Does anyone know of a good bone yard, obsolete parts place that I can call? I have thought about getting a gear machined if I can't find one. The original is plastic, but I thought about aluminum or brass might work. The engine was used in many things back in the day.
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I'd measure your gear diameter, count teeth and hub spindle size and post it. I'm thinking maybe part might be made by one manufacture and used by many engine manufactures.
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There is a small engine boneyard in Texas that has ads on Craigslist. If I find it, I will re-post it here.
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Best bet is to keep Googling the part # and checking Ebay. A new one will eventually pop up.
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Here is a picture of a gear, does it look like it will work? It is 2 1/4" dia, 1/2" wide, a little less than 3/8" hole and 24 tooth. It is a press fit on the shaft.
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There's a reason these engines are obsolete. They are really awful engines. I know, this is not what you want to hear, having just rebuilt one. And it is not my intention to rain on your parade. Rather, since these engines were prone to short service lives and premature failures, it should not be all that hard to find a dead one somewhere. I'd start with your local craigslist. If your locale is like mine and many others I have seen, someone not too far away will be buying old mowers etc. and fixing some for resale and scrapping the others for parts. One or another of these will have what you need. And if that does not work, check around at some of the bigger lawn equipment dealers in your area. They might have some old engines gathering dust out back or some dud machine they took in trade that you could plunder for parts.

But I suggest caution. Do not over spend on this engine. Do the least possible to get it running and when you do SELL the thing before something else goes wrong.
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I have never heard from anyone that these engines had short service lives. I do not take offense at your comments either. This engine has many hours on it and it was still in original form. I also have another Kohler single that has untold hours on it. That being said, I am in too deep and have to come up with a gear. I found a complete governor on ebay at a steep price, but would like to find a single gear. I've searched many sites online so far and they all tell me I'm out of luck, yet there may be one on a shelf in an old school shop somewhere. I'll check on craigslist, but I'm considering a manufactured one if the price is right. There are a couple bone yards to call yet, so we'll see. The gear is 28 teeth.
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Try this. WWW.DEALTX.COM
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Thanks, Evil. I went on the site but they did not have one. I can find gears for singles and later twins, but the twin K series motor is hard to find parts for. Kind of wish I had the tooling to cut one on my mill.
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