I have a SCAG with 20 HP Kohler engine (CV20s).
The tractor had been running fine, but it recently stalled on me.
Now, every time I go to start it, it starts up fine but immediately
I replaced gas filter, etc. but nothing helps. Seems like some
electrical component is preventing spark from continuing to enter the
engine, but I am not sure. Note that this started right after running
out of gas and loading it up with fresh high octane gas.
Is there an oil pressure switch on that engine, or a low oil switch? They
usually shut the engine down under specific conditions, but I'm not sure if
they'd allow the engine to start at all. Check the oil level, replace the
oil and filter if it's time.
Don't know about Kohler, but the B&S engine on my portable generator has a
low-oil cutoff switch, and if the oil is only a bit low, the engine will start
and immediately die. So I think that's a good suggestion.
I also had similar symptoms in the Kohler engine in my JD riding mower, that I
traced to a dirty carburetor. Complete teardown, cleanout, and rebuild of the
carb (about two hours work and eight bucks for the gasket kit) fixed the
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