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Thread: Hrx 217 replacement engine

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    Default Re: Hrx 217 replacement engine

    The reason that i said pay for them to fit it.
    Let them give you a price for motor and fitting,if they bring in the wrong motor it's up to them to sort it out.They are the one's who end up putting the boss and blades on and getting into a workable mowing machine.If you source all the parts that are needed and somethings a mis then you have to wear the mistake.

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    Default Re: Hrx 217 replacement engine

    Ok I'll take it to the shop and see if they can rebuild it or sell me a new one,they dont seem to want to find another motor for it unless I pay $800 or more for the gcv190!ha ha no thanks.

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    Default Re: Hrx 217 replacement engine

    After all the stuffing around looking for an engine to fit,I just gave up and bought a new hrx.
    Thanks for all your help folks!��

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    Hi folks!any info on where to buy 217 blades now that apparently they wont ship from usa anymore?local prices are ridiculous!

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    Default Re: Hrx 217 replacement engine

    How much are they asking for top and bottom blade ?

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    Default Re: Hrx 217 replacement engine

    has anyone tried a blade disc to suit honda 216 blades ?


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    Default Re: Hrx 217 replacement engine

    Quote Originally Posted by BeetleJuice View Post
    How much are they asking for top and bottom blade ?
    Some of them online are asking $90 or more!

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    Default Re: Hrx 217 replacement engine

    I got a set for sale online for $60 but sending it to you would make the deal in postage too high

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    Default Re: Hrx 217 replacement engine

    It does work out a cheaper option
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    Default Re: Hrx 217 replacement engine

    Is it easy to change it to disc blade set up?

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    Default Re: Hrx 217 replacement engine

    It worked out around $150 all up,i do have one ready to go which i used for a short time as pictured $100 plus post.Postage would probably be $25.
    Could be a bit cheaper if it's a belt drive which is the black disc

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    Default Re: Hrx 217 replacement engine

    Do you find it catches the grass better than the bar blade?if the blade on mine is not super sharp it's fairly useless at catching.though I haven't tried using the cloth catcher bag to see if that makes a difference...

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    Default Re: Hrx 217 replacement engine

    Yes it was better.The 4 blades are thinner compared having bar blade and using the 4 rover blades if they get blunt they are still sharper then a bar blade and cut easier.

    There has been some confusion HRX having upper and lower blades.Only the lower bottom blade cuts,the top blade is as explained by the dealer shop says they are meant to lift air and clippings.But from experience top bar did little.
    Bottom line 4 blades cutting are always better than 2

    Did the 4 blades catch better ? not that i recall,did leave a better finish and it made changing blades cheaper

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