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Loose crankshaft on a h50-help!

I pickid up a toro 521 with no spark. Found oil on the points. Then noticed the crank seal sitting crooked. I checked the crank for looseness and it moves like the crank or main bearing is worn. Is there a fix for this or is the engine junk?
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at that point repower it with a predator
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Since it was only a relatively weak 5hp Tecumseh I would re-power with 212cc Predator. Much more power than the 5hp engine. In fact the 212cc Predators make as much power as the 8hp flat head engines do or even more. You will be amazed at the amount of torque produced by the Predator 212cc. I replaced a 5hp engine on my MTD 5/22 and it throws snow over 40 feet. Here is a video of it in action. You will have a beast of a snow blower once you are done.




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just rebuild that engine. stay away from those clown engines. ALOHA!!!!!!!

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Is it even possible to repair this engine or is it totaled?
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Its absolutely possible but likely not cost effective (relative to repower) if you plan to have it done by a shop. I bet 200 in labor minimum.

If you decide to do it yourself, at a minimum I t will cost you seals and a gasket set. On the otherhand if you open it up and find a worn connecting rod, crankshaft, etc. then it starts to get expensive. I like doing restoration and have o.k. mechanical abilities so naturally this is the path that Id take. Depends on what you are comfortable to take on and willing to spend.
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An old flat head engine is not worth rebuilding. If it runs keep it but putting in $200 plus not cost effective for an old flat head versus new OHV.

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An old flat head engine is not worth rebuilding. If it runs keep it but putting in $200 plus no cost effective for an old flat head versus new OHV.
on THE BROTHERS OF DESTRUCTION. SR has the old school flat head on it. JR has a 1,000 dollar new old stock OHV 13HP BRIGGS INTEK on it. and that is all the more I am saying on this 1.

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... as far as motors go its not my call, I'm not buying it its totally up to the person making the purchase. I've never been a fan of flat head motors and ohv motors don't excite me either. Honda might make an ohc motor for a snowblower but the price would be more than the snowblower is worth

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on THE BROTHERS OF DESTRUCTION. SR has the old school flat head on it. JR has a 1,000 dollar new old stock OHV 13HP BRIGGS INTEK on it. and that is all the more I am saying on this 1.
I've got 2 Hondas and a Kohler 20Hp OHV. I hate them because I never have to repair them!!!! I actually did have to replace the crankshaft in a Honda...the Tree Root won that battle Magnificent machines.

Most of us are well aware of the virtues of OHV technology as well as the deficiencies of L-head engines.

Back to the original question, yes, the engine can be repaired.


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