Cheap Replacement Engine for 12.5 B&S

ponyakr

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Broke crank. Rest of mower still in good shape. It's a WideBody LT lawn tractor. But, it's not worth a new $450-$500 engine.

So, is there somewhere to buy a cheap rebuild, or short block only ?

Or, I'll sell this whole thing for $100, just to get rid of it. All the tires still hold air. Deck looks good. Worth fixing, for somebody who has an engine.

Located in North Central Louisiana.
 

bertsmobile1

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Pull it apart before you do anything.
If the piston & rod are good then you are just looking at a crank & gasket set, around $ 100
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Romore

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Because Briggs has promo pricing on many engines a short block is likely more expensive. If you can't find a suitable used engine scrap it. I work with a local shop, we run into this frequently.
 

MowLife

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I’m assuming your motor is a flathead. These motors are built very good and normally will last. I would replace the crank if everything else is good like Bert suggested.
 

Romore

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Assuming he can do the work himself and the rest of the engine is sound. How did you break a rider engine crank shaft? That is rare.
 
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