Toro SR 20055 engine replacement
I was mowing my lawn this past weekend when my mower suffered what is best described as "catastrophic engine failure". It started to bog down a little, like it was gas-starved, seemed to recover, then it exploded, literally. It blew a silver-dollar sized hole out the side of the casing. Smoke and shrapnel shot out into the street. Luckily no one was around me at the time. Did not see that one coming! I bought it in May 2007 and have had virtually no major problems with it in the past 6 years. Oil level was fine - I check before each use. Not sure what happened yet. I was thinking of replacing the engine now, but have *no* experience doing this. Is this a good DIY job? I'm sure my local dealer could do it, but I'm guessing the combined parts and labor cost would reach, or exceed, that of a brand-new mower. I haven't priced out a replacement engine yet. Anyone already do this (Toro SR engine replacement) and have advice to share? Thanks in advance!