17 HP KAWI Replacement tips

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by ky-lawn-guy, Sep 6, 2006.

  1. ky-lawn-guy

    ky-lawn-guy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 73

    I am about to replace the engine on my Exmark TTHP. The engine is a 17 HP KAWI with recoil start. I believe i am going to order the engine from the smallenginewarehouse.com. I would appreciate any tips before I start to take the old engine off and replace it with the new unit.
  2. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,465

    try to buy an exact replacement engine. if your not real confident then take pictures of the old engine so you will have a referrance in installing the new engine.
  3. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    The only thing I can add to khouse's post is remove the crankshaft components before removing the engine. This way the engine is stable while trying to pull them off.
  4. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    It would be helpful to drown the crankshaft pulley in WD40 or fluid film or lube job or something comparable. I would recomend doing this for at least 2 days minimum before you attempt to remove the pulley.
  5. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

  6. steve45

    steve45 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,325

    Put oil in it before you start it!

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