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  1. Small Engines and Repair
    Hello, I have Vanguard 23 hp V-twin vertical shaft engine that I am installing in a Gilson chassie. Type 386777-1021. The engine is from 2008 but have only run a couple of hours (last year as a replacement engine in another tractor) since new. In the new machine the engine does not start. The...
  2. Small Engines and Repair
    I have a simplicity ZT2352, 52" zero turn mower, a 2005 model with Briggs Vanguard 23 V-twin engine. The unit has been great, about 1,000 hours use with no problems. Run synthetic oil, and wix filters always. Unit is starting to have a slight tick, maybe more like a light connecting rod or...
  3. John Deere Forum
    I just found out my 98' JD 425 has a severe Blow By issue and the dealer is saying my best option is to just replace the engine as would cost just as much to replace the engine that it would to tear it down and rebuild it (dealer labor rate is $120/hr). I have two Options. First is replacing...