Kohler Carburetor #16 Choke Lever Style 3 for K90 K91 K141 K160 K161 K181
Aftermarket reproduction carburetor to replace carburetors in Kohler K90 K91 K141 K160 K161 K181 Engines.
- It is a replica of the Carter #16 Carburetor and has a .810” Throttle Bore.
- 46 853 01-S
- 46 053 03-S
The carburetor was awesome! I purchased this as a replacement for the original Wheel Horse M8 carb. I was supposed to be able to change over the choke assembly shaft but not so. The manufacturer peened the opposite side of the screws on the butterfly so the screws snapped when we attempted removal. So, after a little cutting and grinding we got the new one to work, albeit backwards but it works.
Fit the engine as expected. This was on an old Troy-bilt Horse tiller. It has a large round air filter and the choke lever design would not allow the filter housing back to seat on the carb, and all the holes for filter housing retention were not tapped out. Also the 1/8" NPT threads would not accept the fuel intake fitting. Solutions: I retapped/cleaned up the 1"8 NPT threads, and this solved the intake fitting issue. I also tapped threads on the remaining two holes that were needed for the filter housing to screw on. I contacted Isavetractors via their email contact page regarding the possibility of there being a different choke lever style available. They did not respond. Solution: I removed the choke lever from the old carb. The screw holes were a little off, so I modifed the openings a slight amount to get them to fit. I then installed the carb, and fired off first attempt. A little tweaking of the carb upon actual use has made the effort worthwhile considering I could not find another carb to fit my engine. 4 stars because of all the mods needed and no response to my question from vendor.
Arrived and looks great. Haven't yet installed it but should work just fine. Thanks.
Dispite of minor additional work needed to make this carburetor work well for my kohler rotor tiller K161T model is well worth the time and money paid for. Thank you for your service!
This is one of the best aftermarket products I've ever purchased. Only had to enlarge one of the governor rod holes in the throttle shaft lever to mount it. Engine started right up and ran excellent. It would be nice to have a mounting gasket included with the carb. The only problem I encountered was in mounting the air cleaner base. The left lower mounting hole was not tapped. I don't think the hole is even the right size for the proper tap. I just used a self tapping screw, not a big deal. I would definitely recommend these products for others to buy. (carb was installed on a K181)
Very pleased will recommend
I was very pleased to be able to get parts for an engine this old. I have this K181 engine on an old Gibson tractor. I put the carb on and it runs well.
I have 2 B-60 Wheel Horse garden tractors that run pretty good , but don't idle without the choke on. So I ordered this new carb and a rebuild kit as well. I swapped out the old carb lickity split and change the piece of fuel line from the fuel pump to the carb as well. The tractor stared easily with its preset adjustments and took minimal adjusting to make it run like new I was amazed. Sometime soon I'll rebuild the old one and replace it on the second B-60. I feel now excessive wear in the throttle shaft and think it will be like new as well . If not Ill order another carb swap it out as well. I have ordered one for a 12 horse Kohler I have on another wheel horse and expect the results will be as good.
As far as adjustment went the carb needed very little adjustment in order to run great. Everything bolted uo nicely. Did have to modify the holes for the governor arm and put a spacer behind it though because the arm was too long. Other than that it did great. With no adjustment at all the tractor fired right up after putting it on. Would buy them again. Good quality for the price