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Old 07-05-2013, 07:53 AM
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Honda GXV390 -> Thoughts?

Hi Everyone,

My FB460V self destructed this week, and I am looking at replacing the engine. I'm a homeowner, and this is for a belt drive scag.

I had another machine that had an old honda on it that I really liked, so I am considering repowering with the new Honda GXV390. But, I really haven't seen this engine on many other machines (cost, is my guess).

Does anyone have any comments on this engine good or bad?

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Jim
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:19 AM
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Stay with the original engine.

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Old 07-05-2013, 08:49 AM
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From what I know as a mechanic, the Honda would be your best choice. The crank has ball bearings on both ends, in my opinion, a big plus!
Fer instance, on this very site, check out the ratio of Honda related posts, vs others.

While you have it apart, I would check out the trans. input shaft and pulley for wear, etc.
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:22 AM
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But, I really haven't seen this engine on many other machines (cost, is my guess).

Does anyone have any comments on this engine good or bad?
I have to agree with Fish on this. I have used an old gxv 340 from an old salt spreader on a Lesco WB, Thou it is little under powered..... We only use it as a back up.....Other then to cost, it should bolt in with out any problem.

Where is Jersey are you located ?
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:54 AM
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the Honda would be your best choice.
Couldn't agree more, I have a fleet of rental equipment powered by Honda...... Never any issues......
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:01 AM
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I am located in Warren county.

Thanks guys, I am going to do some online shopping and see where I can find the best price. My dealer wants just under $1K!!!! I'm seeing them online in the 600-700 range.


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