How to install Oil Separator in Kohler 27 HP

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Old 06-03-09, 12:36 PM
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hi all... new member here... first post.

I just installed a NEW Kohler 27HP motor in a used Craftsman GT3000 garden tractor. In the process of hooking everything up I pulled the (plastic tube) oil separator out of the #1 head cover so I could get at the throttle/choke connections. Now trying to reinstall it I have problems.

The bottom of the separator (tube/can) has a rubber tube-like protrusion that goes into a hole in the top of the cover. Thing is I cannot twist/turn/push it back in! It simply compresses and squishes out on me. I'm afraid to pry it in with a screwdriver for fear of puncturing the rubber.

Can anyone tell me the proper way to reinstall this?

Thanks in advance for any assistance!!

k1hop in CT
 
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Old 06-03-09, 06:37 PM
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Remove the rubber bushing from the breather separator, Insert it into the hole in the valve cover. Put a light film of oil on the breather separator with your finger then push it into the bushing.



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Old 06-04-09, 08:33 AM
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Wow!!! So simple once ya know there's a removable bushing in it! THANKS SO MUCH for your help! I'm sure I would either still be struggling or have destroyed it trying by now without your assistance!


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k1hop,

Remove the rubber bushing from the breather separator, Insert it into the hole in the valve cover. Put a light film of oil on the breather separator with your finger then push it into the bushing.



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