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Replacement Engine on my Lazer ?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by mowZ06, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. mowZ06

    mowZ06 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 248

    My 2001/2 Lazer Ultra Cut 60 is in need of a new engine. It has been a good engine but with 3800 hours and a bad oil leak it is ready to go. What are my options to replace the Kawasaki FH680 D. Should I go with the same or something different. I want a direct bolt in. Suggestions on where to buy ?
  2. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    I just replaced the motor on my lazer z. I ordered from jacks small engine. Great price and service.
  3. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,139

    I would see about fixing that oil leak first, even if it costs several hundred, and start saving for a new mower.
  4. mowZ06

    mowZ06 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 248

    I will be checking out the oil leak first. I already have another Lazer with less hours in perfect running condition and this one is more or less a back up mower. I bought it new and it is worth installing a new engine to me. The hydros are still strong and the blade spindles are tight.
  5. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Messages: 4,503

    Might consider compression and leak down tests to see if the engine is worth repairing. Have the same engine on a Turf Tracer with 5350+ hours.
  6. GreenGuysLC

    GreenGuysLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 366

    smallenginesuppliers.com I replaced a 23hp Kohler this season on Lazer Z HP. Cheapest price I could find.. shipped fast and no problems. I am about to have to order another for a 2nd Lazer Z.
  7. brosko

    brosko LawnSite Member
    Messages: 39

    I second that. Just purchased a 27 hp kohler fron craig at small engine supliers. Best price around by far! When the motor arrived witg a small ding on the valve cover he immediately sent me out a new cover free of charge no questions asked. BEST place to buy a small engine.

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