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Today I took apart the Lesco 48" commercial walk behind mower. I paid $60 for it mainly cause I wanted the casters on the front. No tranny, gas tank and 2 blades missing. The Kawasaki Fc420V had a huge hole in the rear of the block. This is the first Kawasaki I have taken apart. The counter balance weight opposite of the piston is interesting. There are 2 connecting rods attaching the counter balance weight to the crankshaft. The top one had about 3/16" in play in it. I don't know if it lost a bushing or just wore out that much. I am putting parts on ebay. There is some blue-ing on one end of the crank. Is the crank still useable?
 

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That whole thing looks pretty well roached out man...engine was run low on oil for a WHILE.
 

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more money from that @ a scrapyard than you'd get off ebay. Blue on the crank means heat, and a lot of it. Probably lost some temper and strength--I'd be super shy of puting that into another engine.
 
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