To rebuild or not to rebuild

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by scott's turf, Nov 26, 2001.

  1. scott's turf

    scott's turf LawnSite Senior Member
    from NH
    Posts: 949

    Have any of you guys rebuilt 14 hp kawasaki's before. I have one sitting in my garage that was burning oil a little loud. I want to rebuild it for a spare when my other one goes. Are the parts expensive? Is it worth doing?
     
  2. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,465

    ring set is 36.00 std
    x valve 40.00
    I valve 13.00
    head gsk-8.00
    looks like 200.00 would catch most everything.

    I didn't read about posting sites but try ww*.j-thomas.com
    good luck.
     
  3. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
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  4. scott's turf

    scott's turf LawnSite Senior Member
    from NH
    Posts: 949

    thanks for the website, although I was unable to find the engine parts you listed. Are they in the catalog?
     
  5. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have the catalog with the pricing in it.
     
  6. scott's turf

    scott's turf LawnSite Senior Member
    from NH
    Posts: 949

    the online catalog I mean.
     
  7. Robert Doubrava

    Robert Doubrava LawnSite Senior Member
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    Is it electric or recoil start? Or both?
     
  8. scott's turf

    scott's turf LawnSite Senior Member
    from NH
    Posts: 949

    Recoil start.
     
  9. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,465

    I didn't find the parts on jthomas's web site either. You'll have to order the catalog. And/or you can also tear it down and call them with a list of the parts you need.
     
  10. G.Williams

    G.Williams LawnSite Member
    Posts: 36

    Tey the stens catalog, probably a lot cheaper, well worth rebuilding the motor.
     

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