Well everyone I found the cause of the sudden oil consumption/engine seizure of my Kohler engine. I just replaced the engine with a Briggs a few minutes ago. While carrying the old engine to the junk pile I saw it! The crankcase vent tube is missing. It connects the rocker cover to the carb intake. Dirt has be sucking in a nickel sized hole straight to the intake! @#%&[email protected]#......I don't cuss! LOL Oh well, that's the way life goes sometimes. That's why it went from a few ounces of oil consumption after a few hours to 32 ounces in the same time. Oh yeh, for future reference , the Briggs replacement was plug and play.....that simple.