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    Steve Birdwell Apr 18, 2015

    24 hp Kohler on zero turn Husquvarna has gas getting in oil plus need to know how engine valves on motor tha gap with feeler gauge should be on intake and the exhaust vales



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A better description of your problem is required as what you have so far doesn't make too much sense.

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