Wisconsin 4 lung

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by SWR11, Mar 18, 2003.

  1. SWR11

    SWR11 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 49

    I have a wisconsin four cylcinder mounted on a hydroseeder it was using a little bit of oil and the dealer said it would hurt to overhaul it.

    They quoted 10 000.00

    Does that not seem high to you guys?
    I figured a couple of thousand would have done it.
    Does anyone have one of these engines?
    What kind of hours do you have?
  2. ducky1

    ducky1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 252

    Seems a tad bit high to me. I am sitting here looking at a 24 hp onan for 1800.. I don't know how many hp your engine is but I think that I would do some checking around.
  3. dougaustreim

    dougaustreim LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 488

    What model of Engine is it. The old 36 HP VG-4D were very common on a lot of farm machinery. I have picked the up for a song out of farm groves. I have also had those enignes overhauled. Even with boring out and all new pistons etc, shouldn't be anywhere near that much money.

    Do some searching, you should be able to replace with a brand new engine for a lot less than that.

    How much oil is it using. The Wisconisn is a cantankerous eninge, and alwwys seems to have a mind of its own. If the oil consumption isn't too bad, just keep it full and keep running. Could last a long time.

    Austreim Landscaping
  4. SWR11

    SWR11 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 49

    THanks for the input, keep it coming

    Doug, What do you think it would cost to overhaul?

    I'll get the model number tonight. The machine is still in the snow.

    Thanks Again
  5. dougaustreim

    dougaustreim LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 488

    Get me the model number first.

    Also depends on what part of the country your in.

  6. menchhofer

    menchhofer LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 33

    Just got a VH 4 D overhauled a few years ago for $2200.00

    I would think 10k a little high.
  7. Mr.Wrench

    Mr.Wrench LawnSite Member
    from N.H.
    Posts: 65

    There are still some manufactures out there that still use the old V-4 on there equipment. I would say that 10K is a ridiculous price to pay to rebuild that engine. If the engine needs replacing, you could buy any number of different complete replacement engines for way less than 10K.
  8. SWR11

    SWR11 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 49

    Sorry guys I forgot to get the serial.
    That price came from the dealer to replace the engine.
    They want four thousand to rebuild
    Sorry for the wrong info
    It still seems high
    You can buy a new rebuilt 350 truck motor for 2400 + tax+install
    Why would the dealer recommend replacing instead of rebuilt?
    Other than salesmanship?
  9. dougaustreim

    dougaustreim LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 488

    You need to find new sources for things. That price for a rebuilt 350 is extremely high. We actually have our own shop and do everything in house except alignments and exhaust work. As a result, we buy everything wholesale. All of those prices seem very high.

    Austreim Landscaping

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