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Predator vs Loncin vs LCT vs carrol Engine?

Any preferred engines out there?
Thinking of change my 8hp Tecumseh HMSK80 engine with a more silence, powerful and reliable engine when the winter is gone
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Just about any new OHV engine such as LCT or Loncin or even a new Briggs OHV will be a huge upgrade from the old flat head engine. Even the Harbor Freight Predator engine which is made by Loncin which incidently makes engines for Toro would be a upgrade too.
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I think the tecumseh will be changed.
Any of these replacement engines comes with alternator?
So Loncin makes predator engines?
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I think the tecumseh will be changed.
Any of these replacement engines comes with alternator?
So Loncin makes predator engines?
Yes. The new Predator engines are made by Loncin. The old Blue Grey Hound engines were made by Lifan. Go to Harbor freight and check it out. Only the larget 420cc Predator comes with a starter. Even then they are real easy to start usually just 1 to 2 pulls of the recoil. As to alternaters I doubt it with the exception of the 420 cc HF Predator which may have a charging coil. You could get a small belt driven alternater to run your light and charge your battery on your engine. It would be a beast with 14hp.

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I think the tecumseh will be changed.
Any of these replacement engines comes with alternator?
So Loncin makes predator engines?
I don't know if HF Predator is available in Norway but you can start by doing some of the legwork now by getting your engine's diagram for measurement such as diameter of shaft, distance from middle of shaft to bottom of engine (does your 8 hp have a dual shaft?) and engine base footprint and so forth which will enable you to compare with the proposed new engine with their engine spec. size sheet. Good Luck

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the carroll steam engines are made by lifan, but i recommend this one, it is an exact clone of a gx200 so all parts will fit



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I am going to replace a Tecumseh HMSK80 155606V engine.
So the best engine for me is a engine that will have the same shaft diameter. I haven't measured the shaft yet.
It would be nice if i could get an 9, 13 or 15 hp engine on...
Predator i have to by from USA, in norway i could get Lutian or Loncin engines. A 9hp lutian with electric starter cost $398, 13hp with electric starter cost $438 and 15hp with electric starter cost $452.

Maybe the 15hp will be a belt killer

They also have 10-15 hp diesel engines but they cost $133 more
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the carroll steam engines are made by lifan, but i recommend this one, it is an exact clone of a gx200 so all parts will fit

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I also have an Honda HS80, but its an GX240 engine and i hope the engine will work just fine when i have replace a rocker arm. Will never replace the honda engine as long as it works But the tecumseh engine i will replace because i want more power and i am no fan of tecumseh...
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Just about any new OHV engine such as LCT or Loncin or even a new Briggs OHV will be a huge upgrade from the old flat head engine. Even the Harbor Freight Predator engine which is made by Loncin which incidently makes engines for Toro would be a upgrade too.
All of that is an opinion, not a fact.

alternate opinion:
a 10, 20, 30, even 40 year old used Tecumseh flathead engine is a far superior engine to a brand new Harbor Freight engine.

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All of that is an opinion, not a fact.

alternate opinion:
a 10, 20, 30, even 40 year old used Tecumseh flathead engine is a far superior engine to a brand new Harbor Freight engine.

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