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OT: Cub Zero Turn Engine

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JCinKY

09-15-2012 19:09:17
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Ok all...this one is a little out there, but if anyone can figure it out its you guys.

I just traded a generator I wasn't using for a Cub ZTR with a Briggs intek v-twin, but the motor is blown. Guy said his brother was mowing and "oil just went everywhere". Well, naturally that'll happen when you put a rod through the block.

I can find the block online for about 250, but my question is can it be welded? Its cast aluminum but a guy I work with can work miracles with a TIG. I don't want to dump a bunch into it so i may part it and buy a new engine if its scrap.

-Jeff

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JCinKY

09-17-2012 07:18:39
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 Re: OT: Cub Zero Turn Engine in reply to JCinKY, 09-15-2012 19:09:17  
Looks like I got some good new today. Our aluminum fab shop uses 4043 rod and the tech says he has welded cast all the time; several small engines and even a Cummins diesel slave cylinder bracket.
I'm going to clean it up tonight and cut some plate on our lasers to patch the hole. New rods are about $50 ea plus bearings, but i have a set out of an opposed twin with the same stroke and bore, figured it can't hurt...already a boat anchor.

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JCinKY

09-16-2012 11:52:38
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 Re: OT: Cub Zero Turn Engine in reply to JCinKY, 09-15-2012 19:09:17  
I like the inteks since they are usually so reliable. Dad has the exact same mower and hasn't had the first sign of trouble.

We tore it down today and it was pretty bad. Both rods let go, took a silver dollar chunk out of the case, nicked a cam lobe (think I can get it out), but crank is fine. Man, that thing EXPLODED inside, talk about rapid disassembly.

We weld 3003 H-14 alum plate at work all the time. If i can get the block patched, I'll through some rods and bearings at it and see what happens. In the mean time I'm shopping around. No luck yet on used but ill check around home when i get back. Seems a 22HP Intek is a little new for cheap parts.

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ZANE

09-16-2012 08:20:27
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 Re: OT: Cub Zero Turn Engine in reply to JCinKY, 09-15-2012 19:09:17  
I've got one of the older v twin Briggs engines that I got in a trade that had to holes in it about the size of a silver dollar. I broke some aluminum from another old blown engine and Tig ed it together with my wire welder and have been running it for several years now. I did have the extra parts such as rods etc in another engine or it would not have been practicle to do it.

Buy a new engine would be my suggestion.

I have one of those Zero turn Cub Cadets and I love it. It has about 1000 hours on it and I did a ring job on it a couple of years ago after it began to use oil and foul plugs. Other than that I've replaced the belts several times and cut a lot of grass. I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Zane

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NOXJohn

09-16-2012 03:37:14
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 Re: OT: Cub Zero Turn Engine in reply to JCinKY, 09-15-2012 19:09:17  
Look at what motors Harbor Freight offers to see if they have one that will work. I just recently purchased a 6.5 hp horizontal shaft motor for $100 for my very old Troy built tiller. It runs and works great and the price can not be beat.



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wisbaker

09-15-2012 22:50:26
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 Re: OT: Cub Zero Turn Engine in reply to JCinKY, 09-15-2012 19:09:17  
Those Inteks are good engines but I don't think it's worth all that effort to save it unless you have a lot of time on your hands. There are a lot of those vertical shaft motors out there used and for a fair price. Many of these box store cheap mowers have engines that out live the mower. Unless it's mongo big engine you should almost be able to get a running engine for not much more than $250.

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