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looking for a motor

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mowin at the lake, Aug 13, 2002.

  1. mowin at the lake

    mowin at the lake LawnSite Member
    Messages: 218

    the kohler motor on our 52 hydro went out yesterday....

    I need to find a replacement since kohler stop making the mv18s

    Has anyone here changed motor brands on one of these???

    It's got a 1"shaft 3"long


  2. landman

    landman LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 110

    We just had the same problem a couple weeks ago. We replaced it with a new 17hp kawi.
  3. this site will give you engine specs to figure out your replacement.
    Besides crank dia & length they have schematics for most engines

  4. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    While you were "mowin at the lake", did it fall in the water? :D :D:blob4: :D
  5. summitgroundskeeping

    summitgroundskeeping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    I'm pertty sure a 17 hp kaw. Vtwin will fit that. Tough motor. I was going to have that motor put in a w/b (motor swap) but my dealer said the neighborhood of $1200. I think his distributor was a lil high... like $915.00 if I remember, plus $50.00 shipping to the dealer.
  6. OK OK heres what happened, I left it idling to cool down, I was at the truck getting a drink and this punk comes buy and steals it. yeah, and I was chasing him and he got scared and ran it straight into the lake. yeah, thats it, thats what happened. ;)
  7. mowin at the lake

    mowin at the lake LawnSite Member
    Messages: 218

    The operator said it lost power and started to sound funny...
    So they towed it to the trailer with the Z master..
    When I tore it apart, the left side head had a crack, oil pan FULL of metal and the connecting rod is now a two peice....

  8. barnard

    barnard LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 618

    smallenginewarehouse.com has the MV18 for $950

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