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Engine swap info for ztr

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by mx495, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. mx495

    mx495 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MO
    Messages: 259

    I have a Ferris ztr with a Kohler CV25s w/spec number 69532. Can i go to a different brand engine. A Kawasaki 25 would be cheaper but i am worried about everything working together. Would i need a new wire harness. Also there are a lot of othe Kohler engines with the same model number but diferent spec numbers, what difference do the spec numbers make? Thanks
     
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    The spec. number denotes different accessories that are installed on the base block engine. To install a Kawasaki You will have to replace or modify the wire harness and also find a compatible exhaust system. Is there a reason you couldn't short-block your old engine ?
    I ran across this one ; http://www.smallenginewarehouse.com/product.asp?PN=24522261.
     
  3. mx495

    mx495 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MO
    Messages: 259

    I never thought of a shortblock, but i assume a shortblock does not have a flywheel or stator? Mine are shot.
     
  4. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    Sorry Shortblocks do not come with a flywheel or stator, F/W is part # 24 025 14-S and list at $143.72, Stator part # 54 755 09-S is $47.57
    A shortblock from Kohler is $852.33 , Here is another option if your crankshaft PTO end measures the same, You wouldn't be far from this going a shortblock with new flywheel and stator. http://www.smallenginewarehouse.com/product.asp?PN=CV725S-69539.
     
  5. mx495

    mx495 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MO
    Messages: 259

    Thanks but that has a 1" shaft, mine is 1 1/8" and 3 5/32" long. There are issues with a lot of stuff on my motor, i think i would feel better buying a complete motor.
     
  6. jim dailey

    jim dailey LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 614

    If you went with the same engine, again, look at all of the used spare parts you would have. I do that a lot.
     
  7. mx495

    mx495 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MO
    Messages: 259

    Good point.
     

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