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The Carnage

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by all ferris, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. all ferris

    all ferris LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,309

    As the title reads. This is a 23hp KAW that had approx. 2000 hours on it. The exhaust valve let go and did a number to the piston and the head. The head and piston are junk but other than that I think it can be fixed?? What do you guys think? Should I fix it or just buy a new motor. Dealer wants $1600 for a new motor (which I think is high).

  2. all ferris

    all ferris LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,309

    And the head shot:

  3. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

  4. Kartracer55

    Kartracer55 LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 22

    Its not that bad :rolleyes:

    The risk your running with just getting a new piston (or both) and some rings is what happened to the rest of the engine. Who knows what small pieces of metal just ate up your crank journals or something like that ya know? Id say a close inspection is in order if you decide you want to put money into this thing.

    Im talking about plastic-gauge and vernier micrometers for the crank, accruate bore check (no telescoping gauges)... if its got that long it might not be worth it in th elong run to repair

  5. Waterscapes By Design

    Waterscapes By Design LawnSite Member
    Messages: 237

    heck if you got 2000 hours out of that engine, treat yourself to a new mower.....
  6. mowahman

    mowahman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86

    Have a Ferris 61"DD that did that with a 23 Kawi. Replaced #1 cylinder head, cylinder, valves, keepers, gaskets etc.. only to have #2 cylinder go 3 weeks later with 835 hours. Replaced with a 25 HP Kohler,....and a new owner!!!

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