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If you heard a loud knock and engine died, just means you threw/broke a rod. Your best bet is to pull the engine out and have someone reputable rebuild the engine. All I can do friend is wish you the best because it's going to be hard to find a replacement rod for that old engine. But they ARE still out there. I think you'd be better off replacing the engine with a later model retro-fit. You may be able to get or have adaptors made to put a different style/make engine in. I just mounted a 1972 Kohler twin cylinder 17 horse engine in a 2009 Cub Cadet rider by removing and fitting the engine mounting plate from the '72 into the '09 chassis, setting it 2 inches farther forward and just got a belt that was 4 inches longer for the tranny belt and it worked perfectly. Now I can start it and drive it to where I'll park it for the winter, cover it up and finish it up next spring. The hood even closes completely. You can do anything with a bit of incentive. And a blown engine is incentive enough for me to do something about it.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I really doubt the knock sensor is the problem, check the connector 1st for water intrusion or oil, if u do replace it then u must torque it to the proper spec into the cooling system jacket of the block or it will set another code.
Posted on Mar 11, 2009
I'd consider some fresh, clean oil & filter change first of all, if it hasn't been done . drive it for a while providing it isn't too bad, & see if it goes away, if not get back to us.
Posted on May 18, 2009
this problem is very seldom the knock sensor, it can be the harness connector at the sensor or the engine has excessive knock which will set a code, u did not mention the particular code so hard to say, the location of the knock sensor is the lower section of the engine block, it is screwed into what would normally be a block drain plug, if u replace it u need to torque it to whatever the factory spec is or it can cause it throw another code..
Posted on May 29, 2009
Ther e is a chance your injectors are leakin g down and there is excess fuel in the cylinders. Not a good thing. So, you fuel pressure and injectors need chkg. good luck
Posted on Jun 09, 2009
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