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    Default Hrx 217 replacement engine

    Hi folks,my 217 engine has come pretty much to the end of its life mostly from trying to mulch long grass etc.Its blowing smoke and I reckon the rings are gone.is there an easy way to replace the engine with another(its prob not worth taking to the shop for them to fix) or should I just buy a new mower and keep it for spares?
    My other sp is a procut 50 which is also out of action (but easy fix just waiting on parts)so I have to push these days,which isn't much fun in sydney these days!..

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    Default Re: Hrx 217 replacement engine

    Replacing it with the GCV190 is too expensive,none in Austalia has to be imported
    Cheaper to get the GSV190 at half the price and is Australian stock

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    Default Re: Hrx 217 replacement engine

    a couple of years ago I had a Hrr with a bent crankshaft ,A local mower shop put a brand new briggs 850 commercial engine on it, it was about $380 from memory, he kept the honda mower for spares so didn't charge me for labour turned out to be a great mower!

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    Default Re: Hrx 217 replacement engine

    Cheers bettlejuice!do you know if they will bolt straight on or have to do a few mods,etc..

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    Default Re: Hrx 217 replacement engine

    They bolt straight on,the only difference that i recall is the crankshaft is around 4mm shorter which is going to raise the cutting height.
    My normal site i go to for this info is not working for some reason.What i remember the engine was around that $450 price supply only

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    Default Re: Hrx 217 replacement engine

    there are 5 different crank shafts available for the GCV/GSV not sure which one is on the HRX but if you look at the serial number on the engine it may tell you
    specs for the shaft are near the bottom GCV http://engines.honda.com/models/mode...tical#Features
    GSV http://engines.honda.com/models/mode...tical#Features

    I know from when my 850 engine was replaced that there are different diameter and different lengths in the shafts the 1st one they got in the shaft was to wide for my boss and the 2nd one it was a long shaft and the Victa commercial 850 takes a medium shaft
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    Default Re: Hrx 217 replacement engine

    The gsv190 aren't available any more,dealer told me they are bringing out a gsv200 to replace it but they haven't gotten back to me with any more info,which is giving me the poops as I need this mower to get back to work sooner than later..

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    Default Re: Hrx 217 replacement engine

    https://www.jackssmallengines.com/ja...es/gsv190lan1l + $40 shipping (US$) l bought off him last month, took about 10 days to arrive - much quicker than local businesses

    edit - l didnt buy an engine, just parts




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    Default Re: Hrx 217 replacement engine

    Cheers redeye!it will prob cost a bit more as the exchange rate is low but at least I can get it..

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    Default Re: Hrx 217 replacement engine

    as long as the shaft is the right size....




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    Default Re: Hrx 217 replacement engine

    Quote Originally Posted by BeetleJuice View Post
    They bolt straight on,the only difference that i recall is the crankshaft is around 4mm shorter which is going to raise the cutting height.
    My normal site i go to for this info is not working for some reason.What i remember the engine was around that $450 price supply only
    Hi beetlejuice do you know what shaft size to get ?

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    Default Re: Hrx 217 replacement engine

    Best is to take off the blades and boss and measure to be sure.OK web site working now
    Had 2 HRX's both were different compared to being clutch or clutchless

    https://haughton.com.au/honda-gsv190-engine-range/

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    Default Re: Hrx 217 replacement engine

    jacksmallengines in the U.S.wont ship it to Oz!only thing to do is buy a new hrx,but I've just bought a new rover 950 sp,which is better as an all rounder but gee it's slow as!..

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    Default Re: Hrx 217 replacement engine

    You could put a Briggs instead of Honda,i'd take the mower to the local dealer and see what's available.
    Pay the new motor fitting fee and you should get it all for under $500

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    Default Re: Hrx 217 replacement engine

    Quote Originally Posted by BeetleJuice View Post
    You could put a Briggs instead of Honda,i'd take the mower to the local dealer and see what's available.
    Pay the new motor fitting fee and you should get it all for under $500
    this ^^

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