- Oct 10, 2015
- Fred Higgenbottom
Does anyone sell a "high torque" starter for a Cub Cadet 1330 lawn tractor with the Kohler CV 12.5 engine? If so, where can it be found? Unlike the solid lifter versions this Kohler engine with hydraulic lifters has self-adjusting valve clearance, and as the engine ages the OEM starter just isn't powerful enough to dependably turn it over to without some manual help in order to overcome the compression stroke. After starting it runs just fine but it's a pain to start. Instead of tearing the engine down and replacing expensive and sometimes discontinued parts like the lifters and camshaft a high torque starter would probably provide just enough "hrmph" to make it spin. Any help in this search would be appreciated.