changing an engine


Old 09-18-06, 03:54 PM
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changing an engine

I would like to replace a 5hp b&s engine on a wood splitter. what Information would I need off of the old motor to aquire a matching new motor. How is the motor attached to the hydralic section of the splitter, is it just a shaft I have to match or is there some type of transmission or clutch. Would a larger engine do any good. thank you for any help you could give me
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Old 09-18-06, 06:02 PM
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If you're armed with the engine numbers from the fan shroud, Any O.P.E. dealer will give you a direct fit engine, & maybe some advice to help with the swap. Won't be a big deal to change it over. Good Luck, Roger
Old 09-18-06, 06:52 PM
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Right, a shop should be able to get you a replacement by the numbers. You probably have a flathead briggs which is no longer available, but there are replacements for it. A larger engine probably won't help much, since they match the pump capacity to the engine when they build the splitters. It's probably just connected by a lovejoy coupling or other coupling to the pump. Easy job.

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