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I need help replacing my blown engine

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by hrhlawn, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. hrhlawn

    hrhlawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 100

    Yeah unfortunately we only have three dealers in Joplin if we go 75 miles away we have about 10 dealers to choose from so down here pricing is just ridiculous you can get screwed if you're not careful

    where can I get that shame for the shaft
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  2. Jeff in AL

    Jeff in AL LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 729

    Depending how long the crank is in the new engine compared to the original engine will determine how much shimming will be needed. The shims are just "washers" in different thicknesses that slide onto the crank, but not so big that they interfere with the clutch. It is a fine line that you don't over shim which could lead to the clutch not being on the crank far enough AND not to use too few shimms which could cause excess side load on the clutch bearings and fail!
    You could possibly get them at a hardware store, bearing supply company or maybe even an autoparts store?

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