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jake100 05-18-2020 10:48 AM

snapper repower?
 
I have a snapper with the Kawasaki FX600 engine can I replace that with a B/S v twin I think they list the crank to be about 1 inch longer on the Kawi is hat a problem?

joecaption 05-18-2020 11:00 AM

Re: snapper repower?
 
That will be a big problem, and well as the wiring harness will be different.
What's wrong with the old engine?

jake100 05-18-2020 09:06 PM

Re: snapper repower?
 
not worried about the wiring, the parts manual shows the same clutch and drive pulley for both engines, the kawi pulled a rocker stud and they kept running it on one cyl and wiped the rings and overheated it I guess smokes and burn oil like mad

Missouri Bound 05-18-2020 10:10 PM

Re: snapper repower?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jake100 (Post 6163817)
not worried about the wiring, the parts manual shows the same clutch and drive pulley for both engines, the kawi pulled a rocker stud and they kept running it on one cyl and wiped the rings and overheated it I guess smokes and burn oil like mad

If the PTO mounts at the end of the shaft that 1" might be an issue.
I would pull the heads and check the cylinder that had the problem.
I would think that a rebuild, if possible is a better and cheaper solution unless the cylinder has excessive damage and can't be honed.

BigJim 05-18-2020 11:11 PM

Re: snapper repower?
 
Is it possible to space the engine back an inch to over come the 1 inch too long shaft?

Colbyt 05-19-2020 08:56 AM

Re: snapper repower?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jake100 (Post 6163081)
I have a snapper with the Kawasaki FX600 engine can I replace that with a B/S v twin I think they list the crank to be about 1 inch longer on the Kawi is hat a problem?




Absolutely yes.


I had no problem finding replacement engines for a 2001 Snapper rider.


Find the tag on the engine that contains the exact model number of that engine. Then search Google:


replacement engine for <model number brand name of engine>


The mid-west suppliers had the best prices. May have been Tulsa engines.

jake100 05-22-2020 09:37 PM

Re: snapper repower?
 
yea but they go for $1500 plus


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