Found a good price on a 21 hp Briggs and Stratton (Intek)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by StanWilhite, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. StanWilhite

    StanWilhite LawnSite Silver Member
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    Hey guys, just wanted to let anyone looking for a B/S replacement engine that I found a good deal on eBay for a 21 hp (single cylinder) B/S Intek for a total of 510.00 (muffler included). I also like the fact that the engine has pressurized lubrication (uses an oil filter). Other engines with a variety of hp ratings are available at comparable prices.

    The seller was "Equipatron" and as I said, the total was 510.00 w/no tax (for buyers out of state) and free shipping. The warranty is 2 yrs noncommercial and 1 yr commercial. There is also a 14 day money back guarantee.

    I'll do a review later on after the engine has a little time on it.
    Stan
    PS. Thanks for the tip on the "500.00 engine on ebay". I can't remember who mentioned that to me (in a post here on LS) but I appreciate it! :)
     
  2. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    Stan, I know what you are pointing out in your post, but just a quick clarification- having pressurized lubrication doesn't necessarily mean there will be an oil filter. I have two JD 21" WB's that are both pressurized lubrication, but neither have a filter. The filter kit was an option (that can still be bought) for them.
     
  3. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Stan let us know how it turns out. The Intek doesnt have a great reputation but for that price its worth a shot. What piece of equipment did it go in?
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  4. MBDiagMan

    MBDiagMan LawnSite Senior Member
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    Roger that! I had my first and last Intek. It was blowing blue smoke from the get go, and the dealer kept telling me that the crankcase breather plugged up, but it was never in anything but the cleanest of conditions, no dust or anything. It was just a crappy engine.

    For the good of the OP though, I hope my experience was isolated and your Intek works out better. For that price it's certainly worth a shot.
     
  5. Ridin' Green

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    Inteks are notorious for weepy/leaky gaskets, so keep an eye on them on the new engine Stan, but I've seen some go for a long time like that before giving up. For the price though, how can you go wrong?
     
  6. StanWilhite

    StanWilhite LawnSite Silver Member
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    Thanks for the tips, I thought that I'd give it a shot at that price. The engine is going on a 60" tow (pull behind) mower that is only used about 60-75 hrs a year. If it lasts 300 -400 hrs I'll be happy.
     
  7. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    It ought to work good for that application since it only has to drive the deck. Just make sure to keep a real close eye on the air filter since it'll be "down and dirty" so to speak.
     
  8. StanWilhite

    StanWilhite LawnSite Silver Member
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    I'll do that Ridin'.
    As for the oil filter you mentioned, up until I got my BB Lightning (with 26 hp/liquid cooled Kawi) I'd never had a small engine with an oil filter so I thought having an oil filter and being pressure lubed went hand in hand.

    Live and learn! :)
     
  9. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    Most engines with pressurized lube have a screw in dipstick and an O ring inside the dipstick cap to seal the crankcase pressure inside the engine.:)
     
  10. StanWilhite

    StanWilhite LawnSite Silver Member
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    Especially if you do like a lot of people I see and run your tow mower to the rt side of the leading mower. This causes the leading mower's discharge to go directly in front of (and sometimes directly on) the tow mower. That's why I run my tow mower on the left side of the leading mower.
     

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