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mowin at the lake
08-13-2002, 05:45 PM
the kohler motor on our 52 hydro went out yesterday....

I need to find a replacement since kohler stop making the mv18s

Has anyone here changed motor brands on one of these???

It's got a 1"shaft 3"long


thanks

kane

landman
08-13-2002, 06:22 PM
We just had the same problem a couple weeks ago. We replaced it with a new 17hp kawi.

Bob Minney
08-13-2002, 07:23 PM
this site will give you engine specs to figure out your replacement.
Besides crank dia & length they have schematics for most engines

www.tulsaenginewarehouse.com

65hoss
08-13-2002, 07:31 PM
Originally posted by mowin at the lake
the kohler motor on our 52 hydro went out yesterday....
thanks

kane

While you were "mowin at the lake", did it fall in the water? :D :D:blob4: :D

summitgroundskeeping
08-13-2002, 07:51 PM
I'm pertty sure a 17 hp kaw. Vtwin will fit that. Tough motor. I was going to have that motor put in a w/b (motor swap) but my dealer said the neighborhood of $1200. I think his distributor was a lil high... like $915.00 if I remember, plus $50.00 shipping to the dealer.

Bob Minney
08-13-2002, 08:00 PM
Originally posted by 65hoss


While you were "mowin at the lake", did it fall in the water? :D :D:blob4: :D

OK OK heres what happened, I left it idling to cool down, I was at the truck getting a drink and this punk comes buy and steals it. yeah, and I was chasing him and he got scared and ran it straight into the lake. yeah, thats it, thats what happened. ;)

mowin at the lake
08-13-2002, 08:09 PM
The operator said it lost power and started to sound funny...
So they towed it to the trailer with the Z master..
When I tore it apart, the left side head had a crack, oil pan FULL of metal and the connecting rod is now a two peice....

kane

barnard
08-13-2002, 10:23 PM
smallenginewarehouse.com has the MV18 for $950