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I have a Vtwin Kohler Command Pro 25 hp CV730S. My son was cutting the neighbors lawn. Grass was tall, with an 1/8 of an acre left to cut it started to rain. The engine started making a banging noise. Something like a rod knock. When the rpm's are high the noise lessens. When the rpm is low the noise is loud. We have not started it since. Do you have any ideas where to start looking or what it can be? Thanks John

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Is the nois from engine or from cuting system?

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