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243cc Powermore Engine on TB Storm

My Friend has a 2 year old Troy-Bilt 2860 Storm with a 243cc Power more engine.



The connecting rod broke. Off warranty by 1 month and MTD said too bad. I looked on their website and a new replacement engine is over $600



What are good options to repower with?

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I thought TB had a 3 year warranty.
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If it broke because it was run low on oil the warranty would not apply anyway.

Predator 212 for $99. The extra cc's wont be missed too much.

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Will the predator be an easy swap with a powermore ? Plus he will lose lights and heated hand grips, plus electric start. I have seen powermores on eBay, but certainly more expensive than a predator. Maybe $250 or so.
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Any numbers?? On Machine or Engine?? I'll see what I have kicking around. But as you stated, Must have the Big Alternator?? Any idea on Crank size??


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check the crank sizes ,found a complete LCT 254cc Storm King
https://www.smallenginesuppliers.com...gines1816.html

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I dont know the Crank size. I will have to check. Here is the model number on the machine:


31AM6CP4711

Is that LCT 254 storm king a drop in replacement? Looks like a great price. I assume the shipping must be something like $50 or even more.


Jay, You are still in Walpole. Right?


He is having a commercial shop to look at it but I think they will be priced way over the top to either repair or install the MTD Powermore. I am sure they will be quick to want to sell him a new machine.


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Sorry, Yes 824. Had surgery last week..... haven't been around much. My shop is in Avon, Live in Walpole (20 minutes away). Hopefully going there tomorrow. I'll see what I have there, Although looking at prices online, those are very tough to beat, ESP if shipping is reasonable!!!! Unfortunately, I have't sold much this season....Otherwise I'd buy 6 of those engines just to finish up projects I had Laying around. I've been putting together Wheel Horse Tractor packages together, with Mower decks, Snowblowers and Tillers. So at least that's kept me busy & in the Game. Keeps me on the road to. Been to NH, ME, RI & CT for the WH hunt. There is usually other equipment out that way also, so I've been exposed to a lot recently. I'll PM you later with some Info.


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Thanks Jay,


He has a commercial shop looking at it now. My guess is they will steer him into one of their new or used machines. I will keep you posted. I offered to re power it for him if a decent engine emerges.


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you should make sure he gets it back even if he buys new. if it is only 2 years old you could probably get at least $100-150 selling it for parts.

did he possible pay for it with credit card? some offer extended warranty on purchases made with the credit card. not really sure how that stuff works but worth looking into.

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