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Old 06-30-2012, 12:26 AM
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Vangaurd

Anybody have any opinions on Vanguard 16HP? MY FB460V went south today,never could locate a back-up engine,found a 16 VG with about 300 hours,runs real good but adapting a muffler will be a job though.
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:37 AM
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Hopefully you'll get some advice today- All I know is that of the brigg's motors..Vangaurd is suppose to be the one to get. I had a twin 18hp VG..It ran awsome and it was a early one so sure had tons of hours. I personaly wouldn't hesitate on buying it. I'm sorry on your old kawi- I have couple and they are/were great little motors.
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:20 PM
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cam exhaust lope has some wear causing the E valve to open just a hair and close again before it's opening cycle ,engine would miss and backfire. Good engine but not worth fixing IMO
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:33 PM
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Hate to speak about the whole fleet. But think: just by hear say, Vangaurd is the only real deal.
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:52 PM
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My briggs 12 IC just died last couple weeks I was looking at a 16 hp vanguard aswell. but one of my clients just gavce me a sears rider i pulled the engine off


http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/grd/3074061926.html


not a bad price if its got low hrs
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