Engine Replacement?

The crank seals in one of my Toro 4.5 hp suzukis are shot.
Right now these machines don't see much use but I have plans for them in the future.

I was thinking of just R & R the engine with a new 5hp 2 cycle Tecumseh. The engine is $180 with freight included.

Then over the winter I was going to buy a shop manual for that engine (suzuki)and install new crank seals and piston rings.

Now I will have a spare engine on the shelf for future usage.


LawnSite Senior Member
South West PA
I did the crank seal repair job on a LawnBoy this year. It was a relativly easy repair, and the parts were inexpensive.

I did pull the piston out, planning on a new set of rings, but decided against it. That 5 year old engine looked like new inside.

Runs great after all is said and done.


LawnSite Platinum Member
Larry, What "plans" do you have for your Toro? Let me guess, some sort of remote contol mower? :D