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re-power'n a toro

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by mowin at the lake, Aug 12, 2002.

  1. mowin at the lake

    mowin at the lake LawnSite Member
    Messages: 218

    Today one of the guys running a wb (52"toro hydro) said it lost power and made a funny noise... Back at the shop this evening we started to pull it apart and found a broken rod!!!!

    The wb has a kohler 18hp mag with abou 2400 hrs.(mid 90's model)
    Do i need to stick with 18 hp or would a 16-17hp(kaw) work...

  2. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,465

    since you have it apart any way did it hurt the block or crank? if not why not rebuild it?
  3. mowin at the lake

    mowin at the lake LawnSite Member
    Messages: 218

    short block prices 1140.00 - 1400.00

    new kaw 800.00 17hp

    the head has a crack in it. (140.00)
    crank is going to need to be turned...
    a little bit of scoreing on the left cyl...
    time to bore it

    after 2400hrs its got a little play in it

    I plan on a rebuild over winter and leave it on the shelf as an extra in case another mower needs it
  4. dlandscaping

    dlandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 835

    A 17 kawi twin would fit fine on there. Those are nice machines with offset decks. Well you got your money out of the first engine.

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