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Exmark Lazer Z - Bad Motor

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by DreamtheGreen, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. DreamtheGreen

    DreamtheGreen LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    Exmark Lazer Z, motor went south last summer and been sitting. My question is, would it be better to rebuild motor or buy another. Kawasaki 23hp,Motor broke a rod.

    New motor $1700 vs. Rebuild $1000
  2. blake101

    blake101 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 581

    I would put in a new one and sell the old one and let them rebuild it.
  3. laman

    laman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 351

    How many hours on that kawasaki before it went out? I say a new motor would be in order.
  4. StihlMechanic

    StihlMechanic LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,133

    Chances are the rod took out the camshaft or governor journals within the block, so a rebuild is unlikely anways. Rebuilds are not for motors with thown rods. Replace with new.
  5. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,335

    It all depends on the guy doing the work.....
    I've seen my share of "hacks" that through their own ignorance, butcher more parts than
    they fix when "rebuilding" an engine. They usually charge more too.....
    The safe bet is a new engine with a 2 year warranty.....beats the "30 feet or 30 seconds" warranty....
  6. DreamtheGreen

    DreamtheGreen LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    Thanks Guys!!!! I was trying to save a little money but I see where buying new is better. Thanks.

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