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Old 09-06-2006, 08:41 AM
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17 HP KAWI Replacement tips

I am about to replace the engine on my Exmark TTHP. The engine is a 17 HP KAWI with recoil start. I believe i am going to order the engine from the smallenginewarehouse.com. I would appreciate any tips before I start to take the old engine off and replace it with the new unit.
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Old 09-06-2006, 08:53 AM
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try to buy an exact replacement engine. if your not real confident then take pictures of the old engine so you will have a referrance in installing the new engine.
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Old 09-06-2006, 12:21 PM
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The only thing I can add to khouse's post is remove the crankshaft components before removing the engine. This way the engine is stable while trying to pull them off.
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It would be helpful to drown the crankshaft pulley in WD40 or fluid film or lube job or something comparable. I would recomend doing this for at least 2 days minimum before you attempt to remove the pulley.
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It would be helpful to drown the crankshaft pulley in fluid film .

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