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post #1 of 17 Old 01-17-2015, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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Do the LCT engines have a cast iron or steel bore ?
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they are build just like the honda gxs which they are cloned from, which has a castiron bore and dual ball bearings on each side of the crankshaft
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Do the LCT engines have a cast iron or steel bore ?
LCT engines have a cast iron sleeve and two bearings for the crank, hope this helps you.

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I seen the new Briggs Have a "Kool bore" so I am thinking that is an aluminum bore?
How does it hold up with steel rings rubbing it?
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I seen the new Briggs Have a "Kool bore" so I am thinking that is an aluminum bore?
How does it hold up with steel rings rubbing it?
Of course an aluminum bore is less durable to heat temperatures that snow blowers may encounter when the temps are in the forties and if the oil gets dirty if not changed as per the engine manual.

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I seen the new Briggs Have a "Kool bore" so I am thinking that is an aluminum bore?
How does it hold up with steel rings rubbing it?
Any of the new Briggs don't hold up period. They are destroying their brand with the quality of the engines they have been producing. The repair shop I do welding for has told me some of their engines come with plastic valve guides! Their shop has more Briggs than any other brand in it by a big margin.
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Any of the new Briggs don't hold up period. They are destroying their brand with the quality of the engines they have been producing. The repair shop I do welding for has told me some of their engines come with plastic valve guides! Their shop has more Briggs than any other brand in it by a big margin.
That is too bad. Must be a CEO cost cutting decision so he can pay himself much more money. Look at LCT Chinese engines. They seem to be holding up well and are on the Ariens machines. Also look at the Chinese made Loncin engines used by Toro seem to hold up well. The problem with American companies is American Bureaucracy and American board of director cheapness. Cut money and destroy the reputation of the company only to destroy American jobs so they can move even more stuff overseas than they have already did. Yes I know Briggs engines are made in China. The Board of directors is using cost cutting measures to ensure more short-term profit for themselves. A corporate raider is a better term for these people.
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I blame the American consumer more than corporate management.
the corporations move production to China as a *reaction* to the American consumer demanding everything be cheaper and cheaper and cheaper..
Walmart also plays a major role in all of this.

and a clarification: Ariens AX engines are not Honda clones.

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I blame the American consumer more than corporate management.
the corporations move production to China as a *reaction* to the American consumer demanding everything be cheaper and cheaper and cheaper..
Walmart also plays a major role in all of this.

and a clarification: Ariens AX engines are not Honda clones.

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they are technically clone engines scott but are heavily modified with changes to the bore and connecting rod and a ton of shrouding, and a slighty different carb.
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they are technically clone engines scott but are heavily modified with changes to the bore and connecting rod and a ton of shrouding, and a slighty different carb.
That is incorrect..technically they are not clone engines. They are not Honda clones, or clones of anything, they are LCT's own design.

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