New engine, Briggs or Kohler

fespoJanuary 12, 2012

Hello everyone, I have to replace my 6.5hp briggs on my new/used troy bilt bronco that I bought with a blown engine. Now for about the same price would you with same replacement Intek IC 6.5hp or a Koher command pro 6hp.

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At the risk of being hung in effigy or in person if anyone can find me....:-) Have you considered the Chinese engines from Harbor Freight or Northern Tool? I haven't tried them, but there are a lot of posts around that they worked out real well or repowers. The price of around $150 or $100 on sale would allow replacement occasionally if needed. I haven't been impressed with the new Briggs engines I have, don't have any Kohler's.

Good luck,


    Bookmark   January 12, 2012 at 9:29PM
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Exmar, I am glad you said that, I wanted to but was afraid some one might find out where I live. I have at least one coupon to buy the predator 6.5 for $100.00

Now after saying all of that, I have a 6.5 intek on one of my tillers and I have never owned a better starting, or better running engine, Its been going great for about 7 or 8 years. My old Tecumseh is only 31 years old, but it uses a little oil. When it crokes there may be a clone sitting in its spot.

    Bookmark   January 13, 2012 at 11:31PM
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My issue with the newer Briggs, etc. engines is the "epa" carb with no adjustments and difficult to take apart and clean. That coupled with the ethanol mix fuel is not a good combo. I haven't priced a replacement carb for the 7.5 Briggs on one of the tillers, but would assume it's between $50-100 and for a few dollars more, get a complete engine with the same epa carb?

I don't like what I'm saying and hope someone can point out the error in my logic.


    Bookmark   January 14, 2012 at 10:52AM
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