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Old 05-03-2010, 01:41 PM
hvyhorsepwr hvyhorsepwr is offline
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Another JD 757 Blown Engine....Any Input??

Well Mean Green wants $3200. for an engine and I'd rather find another route and save some money. Small Engine Warehouse has them listed for $1800 but hear everyone saying it will not work due to crankshaft size difference. Mic'd the crank and it is the std 1 1/8" x 4" as offered thru SEW. Engine looks the same except the starter. Wiring for JD is on the back of the starter and I can not see where it is on the new engine by the pictures. NOBODY will share this info and keep stating the engine out of JD must come from JD.

Has anyone replaced these engines and what problems did you encounter. IF so, I would greatly appreciate any input you may have before ordering the $1800 engine. I am baffled as to what may be different except the wiring at this point.

Thanks in advance for any input you all may have!!
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Old 05-03-2010, 01:45 PM
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What brand/hp engine is it?
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Old 05-03-2010, 01:53 PM
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THe engine on the 757 is a Kawasaki 25 HP FH721H-as04 or fs04. Not sure what the last 4 didgets denote. This is what must define the difference. The engines listed on line are cs01 or cs08?
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Old 05-03-2010, 05:18 PM
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Try J-Thomas they sell engines.
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Old 05-03-2010, 05:30 PM
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BTW, if you post this in the mechanic and repair section on this site we have some good techs on here that can probably answer this question for you that are more qualified than us laymen. Hope you get a good answer.
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Old 05-03-2010, 11:21 PM
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I remember another 757 owner on here replacing his 25hp for a 28hp Kaw. Something to think about.
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Old 05-04-2010, 12:48 AM
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If the crank is right you should be fine. You may need to add a solenoid as the replacement engine probably uses the bendix style starter...while John Deere likes to use the solenoid shift ones with the solenoid on the starter.
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Old 05-04-2010, 02:16 AM
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This is one of the reasons I sometimes have trouble understanding how Deere gets by with this and keeps enough customers. Trying to talk a friend of mine out of getting a Deere now, largely because of this.

It's hard to explain to someone that Deere wants you to have to come through them for everything for future replacement parts... so they can charge you double or more fair market price for about the same thing.
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Old 05-04-2010, 09:03 AM
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I spent a lot of time once, trying to find a muffler for a John Deere.
Looked everywhere ! ... No Luck. ... Had to pay the JD price.
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Old 05-04-2010, 09:22 AM
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Start running synthetic oil, maybe it really is cheaper.
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