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PostSubject: what engine should i buy?   what engine should i buy? Icon_minitimeFebruary 26th 2013, 1:19 pm

I can choose between a kholer 23hp vtwin with the smart spark system or a briggs 18hp opposed twin which one of these would be more realible?
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PostSubject: Re: what engine should i buy?   what engine should i buy? Icon_minitimeFebruary 26th 2013, 1:23 pm

Whatever one is cheaper.


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PostSubject: Re: what engine should i buy?   what engine should i buy? Icon_minitimeFebruary 26th 2013, 1:49 pm

Personaly i would go with the briggs.. For me parts are easyer to find for those used.
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PostSubject: Re: what engine should i buy?   what engine should i buy? Icon_minitimeFebruary 26th 2013, 5:48 pm

There both the same price the kholer needs carb work and the briggs is only firing on one cyclinder.
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PostSubject: Re: what engine should i buy?   what engine should i buy? Icon_minitimeFebruary 26th 2013, 6:01 pm

I'd go for the opposed cus I'm hooked on those ATM, but the twin must be better? , read in better shape?
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PostSubject: Re: what engine should i buy?   what engine should i buy? Icon_minitimeFebruary 26th 2013, 6:14 pm

go with the briggs. mine has a 19 horse briggs and it is the only thing on that tractor that hasnt let me down yet, and plus, that "smart spark" engine translates to me as "continuous problem" and " Im only for mowing or ill die"
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PostSubject: Re: what engine should i buy?   what engine should i buy? Icon_minitimeFebruary 26th 2013, 6:20 pm

Ok im getting the 18hp then what could it be if its only firing on one cyclinder?
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PostSubject: Re: what engine should i buy?   what engine should i buy? Icon_minitimeFebruary 26th 2013, 6:41 pm

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Ok im getting the 18hp then what could it be if its only firing on one cyclinder?

Well first thing first, does it get a spark, if no. Check plug, coil. Swap with the one that do spark, if no. Check valves. If no, unfasten, voila it runs bounce
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PostSubject: Re: what engine should i buy?   what engine should i buy? Icon_minitimeFebruary 26th 2013, 6:57 pm

Yeah i would go with to 18hp Briggs.
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PostSubject: Re: what engine should i buy?   what engine should i buy? Icon_minitimeFebruary 26th 2013, 8:33 pm

Personally I would go with the kohler because it is also a v-twin and runs on both cylinders, and has 5 more hp, and typically kohlers are a newer motor so they wont have hard to find parts, also why would you run a briggs with onecylinder! I prefer briggs but if its only running on one cylinder, why wouldyou even think about choosing it, sure the kohler needs carb work but seriously? More hp and less work.
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PostSubject: Re: what engine should i buy?   what engine should i buy? Icon_minitimeFebruary 26th 2013, 9:11 pm

i say get the one with both cylinders firing lol my buddy had a briggs that was only firing on one and him and his brother who was a mechanic were always workin on it, never could git it right, besides the kohler aith that hard to get parts for, go to partstree.com, you can get parts for about anything to do with lawn tractors
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PostSubject: Re: what engine should i buy?   what engine should i buy? Icon_minitimeFebruary 26th 2013, 10:25 pm

i just dont want the kholer because of the smart spark system because i dont know how it works and how to wire it
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PostSubject: Re: what engine should i buy?   what engine should i buy? Icon_minitimeFebruary 26th 2013, 10:45 pm

Also to say opposed drinks alot of gas, easier to find parts, but a v-twin has greater power, I own a opposed its okay, I'd rather have a v-twin. Its your choice
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