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Old 09-19-2012, 07:26 PM
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Mower Identification and Engine Help



Hey Everyone. I just picked up this lawn mower today...paid $460.

A little rusty (not in mint condition)...and the engine definitely has some problems. I'm trying to diagnose exactly what the problems are and see if I should have a small engine mechanic tune it up, or just buy a new bolt on engine.

Two things I can use all your help with. I know the engine is a Kawasaki FV460v.

Nowhere on the body of the mower does it show what kind of mower it is...do you have an ideas of what make/model this is?

Also, if I replace the engine, do you all know what new engines I could buy that would fit on this mower?

Thanks guys!

Oh yeah, do you think I got an "okay" deal?
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:37 PM
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My first guess is that its an Encore 48k200
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:52 PM
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mower id

It looks like either ENCORE or KEE'S brand mower.
Engine is Kawasaki FB460V
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:58 PM
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Fixed photo for you.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:09 PM
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jlb- thank you for the id

Greg-thanks for helping with the photo!

So do you guys think, even if the engine is a "throw away" (I think it's fixable probably, maybe just rather spend the money on a new engine)...that $460 was a fair deal?

Also, do you know what engines I can replace the fv460v with that will fit easily?
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:10 PM
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looks like an old snapper kees.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:11 PM
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jlb- thank you for the id

Greg-thanks for helping with the photo!

So do you guys think, even if the engine is a "throw away" (I think it's fixable probably, maybe just rather spend the money on a new engine)...that $460 was a fair deal?

Also, do you know what engines I can replace the fv460v with that will fit easily?
if it dont run you overpaid
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:18 PM
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I've gotten it to run, it just doesn't want to start consistently. Something must need fixing, I just have very little mechanical know how to diagnose it
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:38 PM
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what engines do you all think I can put in there if I need to replace it?
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:41 PM
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what engines do you all think I can put in there if I need to replace it?
Best to measure the shaft and match it up that way.
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