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New engine, Briggs or Kohler

Posted by fespo 5 (My Page) on
Thu, Jan 12, 12 at 18:17

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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RE: New engine, Briggs or Kohler

  • Posted by exmar 6 SE Ohio (My Page) on
    Thu, Jan 12, 12 at 21:29

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,


RE: New engine, Briggs or Kohler

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.

RE: New engine, Briggs or Kohler

  • Posted by exmar 6 SE Ohio (My Page) on
    Sat, Jan 14, 12 at 10:52

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.


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