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I have a Simplicity Riding Mower - 17 Hydro and the engine has blown twice - the second time yesterday - what are my options for fixing the engine - last time I completely replaced the engine - can the engine be fixed without a complete replace?

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Depends why it blew! Given the right oil, and changed regularly, the engine should out-last the mower.

If the engine is a Briggs, you can fix anything short of a rod through the crankcase. If it's any other make, a replacement will be cheaper.

Check that the replaced (or repaired) engine is not over-speeding.

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