Question about Craftsman 42 in. Deck 19.5hp Lawn Tractor
This INTEK engine is repairable for a lot less than the cost of a new engine no matter the brand if your personal skills are up to par. The Engine Model number should be 31P677-0117-G1. The parts list for this engine can be found here: http://www.briggsandstratton.com/maint_repair/manual_and_more/docmanualdetails.aspx?showpdf=MS3748_H_LO.pdf
Most likely the Rod end bearing has failed. (page 2 item 29 of above link) You can change just the connecting rod and bearing. It requires removal of the lower crankcase cover and the cylinder head to accomplish the task and you will need a new crankcase gasket (Item 12 same page listed in 385 engine gasket set) . There is about a 70 % chance you can use the head gasket again. (Item 7 of gasket set)
There are several engines that will fit this mower. Kawasaki, Honda, Kohler. All are extremely expensive in comparison to repair. I know you asked what engine would fit. I am just trying to save you a ton of money. If you really want a different brand replacement engine vs repair of the old one just respond here and I will do my homework and get back to you as soon as possible.
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Posted on Aug 23, 2010
Before you go and trash the engine, go to youtube and watch some of the videos about small engines, lawn mowers, I think the guy's name is farm? something.
Anyway it might not be blown, might just have a bad rod or something. I would look for an engine on ebay first, or craiglist. I have an 18 hp kawasaki engine right now on craigs list, no takers yet. Came out of a John deere. Well check out the videos, you might not need the engine. Hope this helps.
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