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Engine Replacement?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawrence stone, Oct 31, 2000.

  1. The crank seals in one of my Toro 4.5 hp suzukis are shot.
    Right now these machines don't see much use but I have plans for them in the future.

    I was thinking of just R & R the engine with a new 5hp 2 cycle Tecumseh. The engine is $180 with freight included.

    Then over the winter I was going to buy a shop manual for that engine (suzuki)and install new crank seals and piston rings.

    Now I will have a spare engine on the shelf for future usage.
  2. jaclawn

    jaclawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 490

    I did the crank seal repair job on a LawnBoy this year. It was a relativly easy repair, and the parts were inexpensive.

    I did pull the piston out, planning on a new set of rings, but decided against it. That 5 year old engine looked like new inside.

    Runs great after all is said and done.
  3. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,977

    At one time Roy Padgetts SMW had the Suzuki listed for $125, that has been about three years back though.
  4. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    Larry, What "plans" do you have for your Toro? Let me guess, some sort of remote contol mower? :D
  5. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    Tecumseh.Thats the ticket to ride.

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