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PostSubject: 12.5hp vanguard   12.5hp vanguard Icon_minitimeMon Sep 10, 2012 11:44 pm

i can buy a 12.5hp briggs vanguard for 50 bucks it ran when removed 2 years ago good or bad deal?
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PostSubject: Re: 12.5hp vanguard   12.5hp vanguard Icon_minitimeTue Sep 11, 2012 12:40 am

@greener179 wrote:
i can buy a 12.5hp briggs vanguard for 50 bucks it ran when removed 2 years ago good or bad deal?
I say it's a great deal! If it's a sound engine! Any oil leaks?
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PostSubject: Re: 12.5hp vanguard   12.5hp vanguard Icon_minitimeTue Sep 11, 2012 12:49 am

not that i know of he said its pull start and ran when removed he didnt know how old it was but how long have vanguards been around? and whats the difference between a vanguard and a normal engine?
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PostSubject: Re: 12.5hp vanguard   12.5hp vanguard Icon_minitimeTue Sep 11, 2012 1:20 am

I thought the Vanguard engine was newer with overhead valves? Being a 12.5 hp pull start, my guess is it's an old flathead engine. Either way, it's still a good engine, providing it doesn't burn oil or leak.
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PostSubject: Re: 12.5hp vanguard   12.5hp vanguard Icon_minitimeTue Sep 11, 2012 1:54 am

i think its a newer engine the dude seemed sure it was a vanguard either way i wanted pull start never have to worry about a died battery cheers
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PostSubject: Re: 12.5hp vanguard   12.5hp vanguard Icon_minitimeTue Sep 11, 2012 3:37 am

Cool! Just look at the label.. If its a Vangard, it will say so!
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PostSubject: Re: 12.5hp vanguard   12.5hp vanguard Icon_minitimeTue Sep 11, 2012 9:19 pm

it was a vanguard didnt leak oil idk if it burns oil yet got to clean carb ended up getting it for 35 dollars cheers
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PostSubject: Re: 12.5hp vanguard   12.5hp vanguard Icon_minitimeFri Sep 14, 2012 8:51 am

almost got it mounted thing is a tank compared to the original 8hp
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PostSubject: Re: 12.5hp vanguard   12.5hp vanguard Icon_minitimeSun Feb 03, 2013 5:48 pm

they are good engine I own one instead its a v-twin from 1989. seems like an awesome buy. I got mines for 75$ all I had to do is clean the carb and a new fuel pump. just as long as it dosent smoke and has spark you are set to go.



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PostSubject: Re: 12.5hp vanguard   12.5hp vanguard Icon_minitimeSun Feb 03, 2013 6:05 pm

@greener179 wrote:
it was a vanguard didnt leak oil idk if it burns oil yet got to clean carb ended up getting it for 35 dollars cheers

Good job, I wish I could get an engine that cheap.
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PostSubject: Re: 12.5hp vanguard   12.5hp vanguard Icon_minitimeSun Feb 03, 2013 6:09 pm

Briggs V-twins are some nice engines. My friend has an 18.5 Intek and it cranks. I still need to clean my own 14 Vanguard, got it for $25 in a Craftsman II body, although my engine is a bit rougher I believe.

Make sure you clean out those jets!

Also if your ID label is still on the blower housing, this will help you find out its characteristics, as well as the make year.

http://www.jackssmallengines.com/briggs_and_stratton_model_locator.cfm

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PostSubject: Re: 12.5hp vanguard   12.5hp vanguard Icon_minitimeSun Feb 03, 2013 6:53 pm

I took this engine off of the mower because it always blows the crankshaft seal
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PostSubject: vanguard   12.5hp vanguard Icon_minitimeSun Feb 03, 2013 7:12 pm

@greener179 wrote:
I took this engine off of the mower because it always blows the crankshaft seal


cool. you should clean it up it proves to be a good engine
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PostSubject: Re: 12.5hp vanguard   12.5hp vanguard Icon_minitimeSun Feb 03, 2013 10:32 pm

I wish i could get the seal so it dont blow
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PostSubject: Re: 12.5hp vanguard   12.5hp vanguard Icon_minitimeMon Feb 04, 2013 10:16 am

as long as its not in pieces then get it
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PostSubject: Re: 12.5hp vanguard   12.5hp vanguard Icon_minitimeMon Feb 04, 2013 12:54 pm

I have had it for about 4 months now its a good runner just it blows the crankshaft seal any ideas how to fix that problem
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PostSubject: Re: 12.5hp vanguard   12.5hp vanguard Icon_minitimeMon Feb 04, 2013 2:30 pm

@greener179 wrote:
I have had it for about 4 months now its a good runner just it blows the crankshaft seal any ideas how to fix that problem

make sure the crankcase vent (pcv System) is not plugged or blocked. and make sure the crankshaft bearings are in good shape.
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PostSubject: Re: 12.5hp vanguard   12.5hp vanguard Icon_minitimeMon Feb 04, 2013 7:43 pm

Ok i will check that but when i had that motor on my mower it had alot of power i could idle it down and floor it it would raise the front end up.
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