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Old 11-01-2011, 04:49 PM   #1
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Default Duramax 7hp engine $169 with shipping Are they any good?

I saw this advertised and thought this is too good to be true. How do they compare to tecumsheh and brigs and stratton? I was thinking f my compression is down on the snow blower maybe I'll buy one of these engines.
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Old 11-01-2011, 05:46 PM   #2
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Post up the ad so we can see what you are talking about.
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Old 11-02-2011, 03:41 AM   #3
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/DUROMAX-7-HP...item2eb8762b07
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Old 11-02-2011, 07:01 AM   #4
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Default Re: Duramax 7hp engine $169 with shipping Are they any good?

Looks like the same motor I saw in a Snowblower restoration video recently
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNACs...feature=relmfu
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:00 AM   #5
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Looks like a chinese motor to me. I have not had good experience with them and parts could be a problem. Admittedly, I am a Honda guy through and through after selling and servicing them for 25 years on industrial pressure washers that get the snot run out of them. Its the only motor I would buy.
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:03 AM   #6
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Default Re: Duramax 7hp engine $169 with shipping Are they any good?

I bought a new 20 HP B&S Intek the other day for $560 from my local dealer.

Small engines have come down A BUNCH. Maybe they're all coming from China now?

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Old 11-02-2011, 08:04 AM   #7
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Looks like a throw away Honda knock off
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:11 AM   #8
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Very cheap very cheap.
I wonder if it will hold up.
I was hoping someone had some experience.
I guess if my snow blower has poor compression I might have to be the guinea pig
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:22 AM   #9
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I bought a predator engine from HF similar to that for my kids go kart about 6 months ago and its holding up fine.212cc
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:51 AM   #10
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Well that's good to know. I bet they are from the same central supply (in China).
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Old 11-02-2011, 07:06 PM   #11
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Small engines have come down A BUNCH. Maybe they're all coming from China now?

Phil
Basically, though that doesnt make them necessarily cheap. B&S and Kholer are really the only ones left as far as USA manufacturers but both charge some pretty good money for their China made blocks. Both are embracing China and even Honda Knock-Offs to fill certain parts of the market. B&S engines made in the USA will be obvious, they're badged with a large "Made In The USA" sticker and that will be essentially limited to some of their industrial/commercial engine lines.

Got a pamphlet the other day that Toro will be dumping B&S and switching most of their line to Honda knock-offs as well and self badging them as Toro Engines. The switch includes their zero turn ride on mowers . I guess theres no stopping it.

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Old 11-02-2011, 07:34 PM   #12
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The seals/gaskets WILL leak. I have a few of these engines of my self. Replace the gaskets/seals with genuine honda replacements and you will be good to go.
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:12 PM   #13
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Well... I can't help thinking of the old adage - You get what you pay for!
That said, if you only want/need a 50 hour engine, that you're not depending on, go for it.
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:24 PM   #14
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stay away, get an engine you can go get parts/service for
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:24 AM   #15
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Will genuine Honda parts fit on the knock off?
The last few years have been a tough time for the American small engines business.
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:09 PM   #16
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i have the 16hp version of it and i cant compalain at all other then the pull start was messed up out of the box (luckily i got the electric start and planned on deleting the pull start anyway) the biggest thing you need to do with the honda clones is change the oil 3 or 4 times in the first few hours to get them cleaned out.
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:22 AM   #17
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What is that thing?
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:59 AM   #18
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Default Re: Duramax 7hp engine $169 with shipping Are they any good?

I have that engine on my portable generator. After about 5 hours run time the intake rocker came loose and jumped off the pushrod. I fixed that by re-adjusting the valves and has been running great since. Starts right up and no oil consumption. Very quiet compared to my 5 HP mower then again, the generator has a big muffler.
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it is a 1970 sears suburban garden tractor it has a chrome alternator on the engine and a 2 farad cap i use all that electronic stuff to run a big inverter so i can use the tractor as a generator too. the diamond plate panel u see is just a block off to dress up ware the stock gas tank, and exhaust mounts are. ware all the wires are going to is a piece of plexi that i used to make my own quick disconnects for the inverter its also a good place to jumpstart a car from. the tractor itself has ag tires all around with wheel weights and liquid filled tires and i mainly use it to move my boat and trailers around and plow snow. beleive it or not it looks somewhat stock with the hood closed. I will see if i can find a good pic of the whole tractor.



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