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Need a Kawa 17 HP rebuild in MN.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by casey humphrey, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. casey humphrey

    casey humphrey LawnSite Member
    Posts: 196

    I am looking for a RESPECTABLE and GOOD small engine person. I would like to have my FH500bs09 have a rebuild on it. Or at least looked at to see if it is even rebuildable. There is no holes in the block the rocker fell off while running I took it in and they stated it is junk you need a new motor. I am not buying it. The motor is out of machine. This will be for fall clean ups I don't want to put in the money for a NEW motor when a rebuilt we do just fine. Please send a PM with your info thanks!!
  2. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Posts: 4,230

    Small engine sales and service in st croix falls wi (right on the boader) will give you the honest answer.

    My 2 cents is a new motor under 1k? If it is just buy it. A rebuild (tear down and assemble) is $300 in labor atleast. Add gaskets and rings, hone that is up to $500. If the rocker fell off it is bad or the pushrod or valve tip. It all adds up.
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  3. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    Omg you messed up a Kawasaki?!!

    Do you even have any earthly inkling of a clue as to just how much trouble you're into?

    Yeah, might as well just say they don't rebuilt those, that's the simple answer.
  4. unit28

    unit28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,557

    I've been quoted over a grand for a replacement of the old 14hp Kawi 420V.
    {because they discontinued large single cylinder engines}

    If you want to stay under $500 go with a briggs

    Or for under $700 Kohler Command Pro Item: Command Series
    15.0 HP -

    just suggestions.......

    But I'll pm you a couple of referrals that might be able to help rebuild out in Bethel
    and Isanti

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