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Old 11-27-2008, 10:56 AM
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This isn't a car engine so not sure if it should be here but here goes. I've got a old Kohler magnum mv 18s motor and wondering if any small engine guys know what it would take to retro fit this to replace a kt 17 horz. shaft motor.It looks really similar in design and mounting brackets.The mv18 was set up to be vert. motor.

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Old 11-27-2008, 12:01 PM
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If you are thinking of turning the engine on it's side, ....NO......It has to sit in its regular configuration to oil properly.

You could rework your pulleys to accomplish this, but probably more work than its worth.........
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Old 11-27-2008, 09:43 PM
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The kohler dealer I got the motor from said they did one a long time ago. and it worked fine. They had to transfer some of the oiling system over from the old motor and drill a hole in the block behind the oil filter but he couldn't remember where. I see it needs a hole drilled for the dip stick to. The boss is there on the block but not drilled. Kohler made a new base plate that has the dip stick in it going the opposite direction for the mv motor. They use the old kt block to build the mv block. It even still has the horz. mounting plate still on the block just not used. He said he had five of these motor to start with and still had two left. Got a super deal on it and he said if they made it work I should be able to. Got a brand new motor for $300. They only converted one back to a horz. block for a jd 317.They look almost the same with a few changes to the kt.
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