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GulpMan_102SC 08-01-2020 05:46 PM

Just Blew my Tractor Engine...
 
Was just mowing my backyard and my 1997 Murray ride on mower engine blew... Heard the loudest explosion, and was hoping it was just a head gasket but NO The piston went straight through the block... It's Done...

What a eventful Sat! It worked great for years with repairs here and there,new blades, new belt, a multiple carburetors but it's days are done. RIP
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more $$$ I don't have :banghead:

Plastikosmd 08-01-2020 05:49 PM

Excuse for a new toy!

Cracker 08-01-2020 05:52 PM

Sorry brother !!

Flounderrr 08-01-2020 06:00 PM

Gravely pro-turn.

youíre welcome.

abeal2 08-01-2020 06:14 PM

You can probably find a good used engine or chinese one from harbor freight for rather cheap.

Fish_DOut 08-01-2020 06:23 PM

So sorry to hear this. Mine is a 98. I guess I’ll only get one more year.

99yam40 08-01-2020 06:49 PM


Originally Posted by abeal2 (Post 13912651)
You can probably find a good used engine or chinese one from harbor freight for rather cheap.

agree , look around to see if the rest of the mower is in good shape

SeaBoss21 08-01-2020 07:35 PM

I hate when that happens

gotboostedvr6 08-01-2020 07:37 PM

The harbor freight replacement engines work very well.

Conch~Her 08-01-2020 07:49 PM

Jesus you must have a large mouth! Sorry.. had to..

GulpMan_102SC 08-01-2020 09:34 PM


Originally Posted by 99yam40 (Post 13912791)
agree , look around to see if the rest of the mower is in good shape


Originally Posted by gotboostedvr6 (Post 13912909)
The harbor freight replacement engines work very well.

Thx for the fantastic idea I never thought of that.Rest of the tractor is in great shape just put a new carbarator and new blades not to long ago, body and Everything is fine.

Going to go to Harbor freight Tomorrow and check out what motors they have. Thx :tht_rulez:

AC 08-01-2020 10:35 PM

Count your lucky stars I never got more than 5 years out of a Murray or equal quality mower.

SeaCat22 08-01-2020 11:16 PM

Even so...I'm sure she still thinks your tractor is sexy.

xlr8ngn 08-02-2020 12:18 AM


Originally Posted by Conch~Her (Post 13912937)
Jesus you must have a large mouth! Sorry.. had to..

lol a seal takes a much smaller mouth.

Sharpest 08-02-2020 01:16 AM

Predator motor ruv you rong time. Run rexecelent too.

jpcanning 08-02-2020 04:55 AM

Hope you didnít burn your lips!:grin:

mbb 08-02-2020 06:00 AM

Probably was briggs engine?

I had a murray pushmower, self propelled for 25 yrs. 7hp briggs. Replaced cables, wheels, etc. Finally began spewing oil after i used it to mulch pinecones and sticks a few times ...hurricane cleanup..i sacrificed it. That was a good mower...but cables broke and were $100 to replace each time....drive wheels 75. Wasnt gonna keep doing that...cheaper to buy new mower

raybark 08-02-2020 06:01 AM

Wow did I wake up in a mood today.

saw this thread title and the first thing that came to mind was “spit or swallow?”.

polarred21 08-02-2020 06:11 AM

Ha funny! And sorry for your loss! My newest mower is a 92 Southern States with 16hp Briggs, still running strong and been through hell!

99yam40 08-02-2020 06:52 AM


Originally Posted by GulpMan_102SC (Post 13913164)
Thx for the fantastic idea I never thought of that.Rest of the tractor is in great shape just put a new carbarator and new blades not to long ago, body and Everything is fine.

Going to go to Harbor freight Tomorrow and check out what motors they have. Thx :tht_rulez:

checking for them on line will save you some time and gas money


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