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Hole in engine :( #5120605 05/30/19 06:37 PM
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Well, crap! My 2004 Craftsman LT1000 took its last breath today. frown

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Re: Hole in engine :( [Re: Matagonka] #5120607 05/30/19 06:39 PM
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Maxlife. It has seal swellers.


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Re: Hole in engine :( [Re: GumbyJarvis] #5120614 05/30/19 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by GumbyJarvis
Maxlife. It has seal swellers.


Ahem, check the hole in the block.


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Re: Hole in engine :( [Re: Matagonka] #5120619 05/30/19 06:47 PM
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Does it run still?


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Re: Hole in engine :( [Re: Matagonka] #5120625 05/30/19 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Matagonka
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Maxlife. It has seal swellers.


Ahem, check the hole in the block.

I saw. I think you need a Fram Ultra too. That's the only filter ever made..

I was being sarcastic lol


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Re: Hole in engine :( [Re: Matagonka] #5120630 05/30/19 06:54 PM
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so why are you mad? run it out of oil? no air filter? broken governor?

if it just randomly blew up.. thank it for its service by craiglisting its carcass.. doubt its worth repowering.


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Re: Hole in engine :( [Re: Matagonka] #5120637 05/30/19 06:57 PM
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I reused the oil filter after an oil change. The problem is that it was so tight, that when I loosened it dented the filter housing. Didn't think it was a big deal. Well, it started leaking while mowing and it blew.

Stupid decision on my part. I should've known better.


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Re: Hole in engine :( [Re: ls1mike] #5120638 05/30/19 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by ls1mike
Does it run still?


Only downhill in neutral.


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Re: Hole in engine :( [Re: Rand] #5120648 05/30/19 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Rand
so why are you mad? run it out of oil? no air filter? broken governor?

if it just randomly blew up.. thank it for its service by craiglisting its carcass.. doubt its worth repowering.


Or find a similar model on CL with the same engine that is still in good shape and swap it to this one, theres plenty of mowers out there for sale that the engine still runs but the deck etc is rusted out.

If you are getting rid of it, is there a high school around that has a small engines shop class? Agriculture class? Can always donate it!

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Re: Hole in engine :( [Re: GumbyJarvis] #5120682 05/30/19 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by GumbyJarvis
Maxlife. It has seal swellers.

And some ST HM 10w30...

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HF has cheap engines if the machine is worth the expense.


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HF engine to the rescue?


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Originally Posted by Dinoburner
HF has cheap engines if the machine is worth the expense.


A couple of years ago, I got a 22 HP HF Predator engine for a Kohler Courage engine that created a hole in the block on my zero turn. (The Kohler Courage engine is notorious for that. Google it)
Anyway, I managed to find a coupon to get it for $549 and purchased it. Except if you do the paperwork on it, it's not the bargain that it appears to be.
HF stopped printing the coupons for that engine, as far as I know. It is now at a normal $730 that gets the price up to the "American-branded" engines.
First, the HF engine has only a 90 day warranty, where most B&S engines have at least a year. If you add the extended warranty to the HF engine, the price can be a big turnoff, especially if you listen to the horror stories of getting replacement parts for the HF engine. I no longer consider a Harbor Freight engine cheap, nor a bargain.

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Originally Posted by Kruse
Originally Posted by Dinoburner
HF has cheap engines if the machine is worth the expense.


A couple of years ago, I got a 22 HP HF Predator engine for a Kohler Courage engine that created a hole in the block on my zero turn. (The Kohler Courage engine is notorious for that. Google it)
Anyway, I managed to find a coupon to get it for $549 and purchased it. Except if you do the paperwork on it, it's not the bargain that it appears to be.
HF stopped printing the coupons for that engine, as far as I know. It is now at a normal $730 that gets the price up to the "American-branded" engines.
First, the HF engine has only a 90 day warranty, where most B&S engines have at least a year. If you add the extended warranty to the HF engine, the price can be a big turnoff, especially if you listen to the horror stories of getting replacement parts for the HF engine. I no longer consider a Harbor Freight engine cheap, nor a bargain.
B&S still has USA built engines? When I repowered my log splitter & replaced the ancient flathead Briggs that was on it, the local B&S shop wanted DOUBLE the price of the 13 HP Predator I ended up putting on it-and the B&S engine was "Made in China" too!


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