I have a Craftsman lawn tractor with a 16.5 HP Kohler engine. When i cut the grass after about 45 minutes the engine shuts down unexpectedly. If i let it cool a while it will restart but shut down again once it gets hot. Any ideas about what could be wrong?The id numbers are below;Model CV16SSpec. 43527Serial XXXXXXXXXX
I thought maybe the gas was vapor locking so i took the fuel line loose to see if it was getting gas. it was.
If your engine has the fuel solenoid located on the fuel bowl this might be the cause. There is a kit that is a heat shield along with a new solenoid and the mounting bolts. Check for spark after the engine shuts off if there is no spark this is what is happening. If you do not have spark you may have a bad coil.
Lawn and small engine mechanic12 years