Blown engine, replacement needed

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Glenn J, May 17, 2005.

  1. Glenn J

    Glenn J LawnSite Member
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    I'm bummed. I was unwinding today after work, mowing the lawn when the engine let go. :( :( :( There's a big crack in the side of the block so I know it's toasted.

    I have a Briggs and Stratton 12.5 hp. Model 286702-4515-E1. Here's a link: http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/...?storeId=6970&productId=200133274&R=200133274

    It's mounted on an older Bunton 48" walkbehind. Should I get this engine as a replacement? Or should I explore one with more horsepower or other brands?

    What other brands/model will have the same dimensions as far as mounting and shaft dimensions?

    :help: :dizzy:
     
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    If the 12.5 hp has worked good for you over the years why go the extra worrie trying to find a different engine ? Thats a super deal for a complete engine,Besides you have to ask your self is this unit worth putting the extra money into for a different engine.
    I'd buy this 12.5 throw it on and go mow.
     
  3. FosterLawnscaping

    FosterLawnscaping LawnSite Member
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    Try here They can probobly beat Northern by 100 bucks on that engine and ship it for next to nothing. I bought a 10.5 hp for my salter last year and got it from Indiana to PA in 3 days all under 475 bucks shipped.
     
  4. beransfixitinc

    beransfixitinc LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm not seeing that specific model and type at the place you are pointing to.
     
  5. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    I didn't see that same number either,But I did see that the 28B707-1008 will take the place of the old one. At 450.00 It would depend on shipping quote as to how much would be saved compaired to northern.

    Happy Shopping !
     
  6. Glenn J

    Glenn J LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for all the responses, I do appreciate the advice.

    What's the difference between the engine I have now and the 28B707-1008? With shipping, that engine would be about $80 less than Northern.


    I've only had this mower for about 6-8 weeks, so the engine crapping out is a bummer. Last night, I took off the engine covers and found what was left of a dead mouse on the cylinder cooling fins, along with bunch of grass clippings. That was enough to block the air flow and kill the engine. I'm kicking myself for not pulling off the covers when I first got it, but hindsight is always 20/20 I guess.
     
  7. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thats what happened the engineer Died :cry:
     
  8. Glenn J

    Glenn J LawnSite Member
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    LOL! That's one way to look at it!

    What's the difference between the engine I have now and the 28B707-1008?
     
  9. Glenn J

    Glenn J LawnSite Member
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    restrorob...could you drop me an e-mail? glennmj(at)gmail.com (replace "(at)" with @) I can't PM...guess I haven't been a member long enough.
     
  10. Smalltimer1

    Smalltimer1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have 2 good 12.5 Briggs blocks around back here at the house. Shoot me a PM if you're interested.
     

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