LX 176 Engine

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by goof008, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. goof008

    goof008 LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Posts: 6

    Does anyone know if a 17HP Kawasaki engine from a 185 hydro will fit in my LX176 in place of the 14 hp in it?
     
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    What brand is the 14 and what's the model numbers off both engines ?
     
  3. goof008

    goof008 LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Posts: 6

    Rob,
    Both are Kawasaki's, the 14hp is model FC420V
    the 17hp is model: FC540V
    Both are single cylinders, and the 17hp is not the liquid cooled version. The pictures I've seen of the 17hp look just like my 14hp, which recently gave up the ghost.
    Any help would be great
     
  4. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    It will bolt right on as long as the crank is the same size.
     
  5. goof008

    goof008 LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Posts: 6

    cool....that's what I was hoping to hear.

    Thanks a lot.
     

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