Kohler CV730S, CV730-0017 25HP

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Rain Man av, May 14, 2012.

  1. Rain Man av

    Rain Man av LawnSite Member
    Messages: 133

    Broke a rod and damaged block and oil pan. Is it worth the effort to port good components into used block and pan. Or should I scrap it. The engine is on a Craftsman GT5000 with 48 in cut deck.

    I don't know why it broke a rod. I am told there was oil in the engine at the time of failure due to the large quantity that was expelled through the crack in the block.

    Does this engine have a high failure rate ?
    I found a block and oil pan- used, in good condition for less than $300 locally. Is it worth the effort to port over the crank, pistons, cam, etc.

    I have a Briggs 24HP OHV engine available that I paid $75, it runs good, is it possible to swap ? I don't see that this model Craftsman came with Briggs. The model number for the mower is missing.

    Inquiring minds want to know.
  2. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,337

    Not sure what....port over...means....
    The Kohler engine is probably gonna cost more than the mower is worth..
    New rings and gasket set is around $200.....and a used block is only as good as the one checking it out...
    Measure the crank and find a Briggs....
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